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Organize Tomorrow Today (Part 2)

Not-for-profit organizations often have “hands-on working” boards, whose members are called on to chair sub-committees. This is the case of one of the boards that I currently serve on. Prior to a recent board meeting, while reading through Organize Tomorrow Today, I felt that the ideas in the book were so critical that I wanted to share them with my fellow board members. Here are some of the key points we discussed Stop multi-tasking.  Although many of us attempt to

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Organize Tomorrow Today (Part 1)

My dad was a docking foreman of large ships for Rivtow Straits.  As a foreman, he was responsible to dock gigantic ships and make repairs. As a child, dad would bring me to the shipyard and show me these gigantic ships.  Although he would explain many parts of this enormous ship to me, all I recall now is how powerful the small rudder was that steered the enormous ship. This small rudder kept the ship on course through calm and

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5 Tips to Grow Your Business Through Creative Thinking

Broadcaster Terry O’Reilly told a great story about David Phillips in California. “He noticed Healthy Choice chocolate pudding was having a promotion. For every 10 barcodes sent in, the buyer would get 500 Air Miles. On top of that, there was an early-bird offer – anyone redeeming barcodes in the first month got double the Air Miles. Therefore, every 10 barcodes got him 1,000 Air Miles. Think big! Phillips scoured his town and discovered a discount grocery chain selling Healthy Choice

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5 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

The world is changing faster than ever. But one thing has never changed: people don’t like change! Change causes stress. It can make them feel like they are losing control It can threaten to remove comfort zones. It can leave them feeling stressed and overwhelmed. If you want to successfully lead individuals or organizations through change you need to know that people do not process change all at once. They do it in stages. And if you understand those stages you

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