Happy Independence Day

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Mentoring Creates a Lasting and Treasured Personal Bond

Mentor SignboardPossibly you’ve never had a formal mentor, but like many of us, you’ve been mentored and have mentored others.

It just wasn’t called mentoring because you didn’t put a name tag on helping another person become better at her job and more skilled at building professional relationships.

Why Be a Mentor?

Mentoring means different things to different people. Very large organizations have mentoring programs …Read more…

Have You Already Broken Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Our hunch is that many of you are thinking, “Oh no! Not another blog on New Year’s Resolutions!”  We felt the same way but then decided to make our resolutions so we could join the conversations whether at the water cooler, on Facebook or Twitter.

It’s hard to keep our New Year’s resolutions, especially if we set unrealistic goals like starting a diet when there’s still a holiday fruitcake in the refrigerator! Although resolving to grow a business or adopt a healthier lifestyle is tough, it’s important to keep trying. It’s also important to set realistic goals so you feel a sense of accomplishment rather than defeat. …Read more…

Happy Thanksgiving To You and Your Loved Ones

In celebrating Thanksgiving, we’d like to pay special tribute to Joyce Newman, founder of The Newman Group, who influenced the professional and personal lives of thousands of people, and Maya Angelou, the author and poet whose magical words and expressions Fotolia_24795853_XS-300x3001always got to the heart of the human experience.

Joyce passed away in January 2017 after valiantly battling a very aggressive and treatment-resistant form of Multiple Myeloma for just over two years. She wanted nothing more than to continue living and loving life and to continue her work.

Maya passed away in 2014 but her sentiments, like Joyce’s, will continue to inspire generations to come. A favorite of Joyce’s that is often used in presentations is:
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

It’s so easy to toss off a stinging criticism or to ignore a job well done. We know it’s thoughtless but we make the excuse that we didn’t mean it or didn’t have time to extend a compliment.

Maya reminds us that our actions have lasting consequences. So let’s get into the holiday spirit with other inspirational quotes from this iconic woman: …Read more…