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  Dr. Leo Buscaglia was a noted author, educator and lecturer on the topic of love. One of the classes he taught at the University of Southern California was, “Love 1A.” The following love quiz was adapted from his book, Born for Love. “Asking yourself questions and answering them honestly is a good path to […]

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Understanding Gambling Addiction

  Myths & Facts about Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling Myth: You have to gamble every day to be a problem gambler. Fact: A problem gambler may gamble frequently or infrequently. Gambling is a problem if it causes problems. Myth: Problem gambling is not really a problem if the gambler can afford it. Fact: Problems […]

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Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence is behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner that creates an environment of terror for the other partner and includes, but is not limited to, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse as well as threats and destructiveness directed at the […]

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Timely Reminders: Resilience

Resilience in psychology is defined as “the mental ability to recover quickly from change, stress, depression, illness or misfortune” (wikipedia). At some time, all humans are impacted by some type of misfortune or change that challenges our resilience. Resilience is one of the ingredients that differentiates people who take a victim mentality from those with […]

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Timely Reminder: Wellness

Live Your Life Well Mental Health America (www.liveyourlifewell.org) celebrates “May is Mental Health Month.” This year’s theme, “Live Your Life Well,” challenges us all to promote health and wellness in our homes, workplace, communities and schools, and to inform those who don’t believe it’s attainable. Here are 10 tips from Mental Health America to help […]

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Leading Inspiration: Domestic Violence

  Q: Recently an employee came to me stating she was concerned her ex-boyfriend may come to our workplace to try to talk with her. She indicated that she had ended the relationship because he called her names and would push her around. What is the best way to help individuals in these situations? A: […]

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Leading Inspiration: We hear a lot about civility these days, any thoughts?

A: Great question! George Washington, sometime before the age of 16, transcribed Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation. Though the language may be different than how we might communicate something today, I think his points are clear.         Welcome to Leading Inspiration, a quick and easy-to-use resource for leaders. Leading Inspiration is […]

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Leading Inspiration: Talking politics at work

Below are thoughts from Susan Heathfield, a management and organization development consultant who specializes in human resource issues and management development. Susan is also a professional facilitator, speaker, trainer and writer. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Susan contributes regularly […]

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How do you develop a mission, vision and value statement?

Here are a few thoughts from Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. (http://www.authenticityconsulting.com/). Developing a Mission Statement 1. Basically, the mission statement describes the overall purpose of the organization. 2. If the organization elects to develop a vision statement before developing the mission statement, ask “Why does the image, the vision exist — what […]

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Psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn has simply defined mindfulness in this way: “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally” “Paying attention”  How much of the time are you really paying attention to what’s happening in your life – as opposed to thinking about something else, remembering […]

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