Monthly Archives: January 2014

TV News

Another in my “Dig Your Work” series. For years I’ve read of thought leaders who recommend we turn off the television news. That always concerned me. I want to stay informed about the issues of the day. But the more … Continue reading

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Ain’t It Awful Club

Jack Canfield tells about his discovery of the Ain’t It Awful Club. As a new high school history teacher, he found the club having its meeting in the teachers’ lounge. On the agenda? Students Parents Administration Pay Budget and supplies … Continue reading

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Goodwill Bank

Stephen Covey, in his historic book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, describes a way that you can increase your influence on another. He calls his principle, “The Emotional Bank Account.” He compares the emotional bank account to your … Continue reading

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Own Your Career

Another post in my Dig Your Work series One of the sources of work frustration comes when you wait for your employer to take care of you. Trimmed budgets, increased workloads, and a reduced workforce make it less likely that … Continue reading

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Pre-live Tough Conversations

This post is another in the “Dig Your Work” series. When you must discuss an issue with your employer, what you say and how you say it make a difference. Pre-live the Conversation Before you visit with your boss, plan … Continue reading

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First Look at Yourself

First Look at Yourself Another entry in my Dig Your Work series. As you examine the things about your work that you don’t like, be objective enough to first look at yourself. Are you contributing to or creating the condition … Continue reading

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