Tag: collaboration


Meetings Don’t Have to Suck

01

May 2019

Meetings Don’t Have to Suck

Did you know that the average office employee spends an average of 62 hours a month sitting in meetings, 37% of which are considered unproductive by the participants? As a result, companies do their best to “hack” their meeting protocols. Some remove chairs to force participants to stand up the whole time, others time their meetings with bells. Some companies have a “talking stick” to...


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Connect Before You Correct

11

Apr 2019

Connect Before You Correct

In the classic film, Gladiator, the retired champion, Proximo calls the young Maximus to his chambers. He councils our hero on how best to win his freedom when they reach Rome. Proximo tells Maximus that he must make the crowd love him if he is to triumph. “Win the crowd and you will win your freedom.” Connecting with people isn’t always this dramatic, it’s not...


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Inspiration vs Desperation

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Feb 2019

Inspiration vs Desperation

Brad Henry, the former Governor of Oklahoma once said, “A good leader can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”  The same can be said of good business managers, directors, mentors and leaders within organizations! I was recently working with a fellow leader (aka manager) within our company who found herself dealing with a challenge. This individual is a great team leader, who gives...


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It Takes a Village

24

Jan 2019

It Takes a Village

How the Community You Build Will Accelerate Your Life’s Ambitions Our world is more connected than ever before and yet, in many ways, people feel more disconnected than ever. Our fast-paced world can feel incredibly lonely outside the six-inch screens in the palms of our hands. In fact, it has felt that way for me in the past. So I decided to take action and...


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Happiness at Work

09

Dec 2016

Happiness at Work

For some, the mere hint of the phrase, Happiness at work, lends itself to wise cracks, chuckles and a slight roll of the eyes; For others it’s a passion! Over the past five and a half years, or just over 286 weeks, we have been on a cultural journey at Roma Moulding to create one of the happiest workplaces. Our goal is to build a workplace...


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Why People Rarely Succeed

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Nov 2016

Why People Rarely Succeed

“People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie These words ring loud and clear in my mind! In fact, knowing life is short, gives me more motivation to ensure that I’m having the time of my life, everyday! Now everyday might be a bit of stretch, but I do my best to bring awareness to how I...


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Never Lose Again

12

Oct 2016

Never Lose Again

“I never lose”; this is powerful… and even more powerful is the meaning behind win or learn! Imagine living life knowing that you truly don’t ever lose! As I look back at life, having known this phrase, I surely would have done a few things differently.  What holds most people back from their next big invention, break through, writing a book, pursuing a singing career,...


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Before You Take The Leap!

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Sep 2016

Before You Take The Leap!

Ask these five questions before embracing a Culture Movement. Building the right company culture is not just an objective or goal; rather, building the right culture is a way of life! Today, more than ever, people and organizations understand the concept of what company culture is. A simple Google search for “Company Culture” reveals close to 74,000,000 results from everything from: What is Company Culture, and how...


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Quality, a way of life.

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Aug 2016

Quality, a way of life.

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking” – Henry Ford Recently, I’ve been inspired to write this blog on “Quality” for a number of reasons! I’ve always been infatuated with companies who delivered quality on many fronts. Whether it is the quality of their products or quality of service, all have an impact on the quality of one’s life! In regards to quality products,...


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Are You Insane?

21

Jun 2016

Are You Insane?

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Clearly, Einstein was on to something! In today’s busy, fast paced and volatile market place, many business entrepreneurs and leaders have subscribed to Einstein’s definition. Sadly, many organization subscribe to language that supports the very definition of insanity, and in many respects, we have all been guilty of using such...


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