Beyond Books: BKPedia digital subscription

What’s your favorite part of going to a Chinese restaurant? Right. The fortune cookie that sort of ties up the meal when the tiny paper message is pulled from its cracked shell. Whoever is gathered around the table reads their fortune and everyone gets to decide if it fits or if that cookie belonged on someone else’s table. Recently, my fortune was tailor made for me. “Treat yourself to a good book for a needed rest and escape.” I have the perfect solution, instant gratification, because I have a BKPedia …

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The winning formula for making a difference

It seems football frenzy has taken over the digital network. Have you been watching any of the games? How about that game on Saturday? You know the one. Edge of the chair, nail-biting, hold-your-breath exciting. I’m not a TV watcher and not a sports fan, so there were already two strikes against the probability that I would use up minutes to watch a football game on television, but up in the north country where TV channels are scarce, I succumbed just a little. What was so compelling about those games? Three …

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And some were made to be followers

Maybe it’s the occupation I’m in or possibly the fact that I’m an incurable information junkie, but does it seem to you that we are overrun by media for managers, books, seminars and multi-day programs for leadership training. Conferences and seminars beckon aspiring leaders. Last week my copy of Inc Magazine came and here’s what took up the whole cover. “Become a better leader in just two days.” Not impossible, but doubtful. Through books and blogs, volumes are written on the topic of leadership.  There is no lack of training …

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Take a poll and call me in the morning

Yesterday I took a poll.  At the time, I didn’t even realize it was a poll, but as the responses came in I realized how similar our situations even when our vocations and workplaces are unrelated.  First, I want to thank all my friends who weighed in on the question: Just wondering. Does anyone else get really tired of making enemies at work just because you do your job well?  Thank you Linda, Robbin, Chris, Jill, Sharlene, Helen, Jennie, Michelle, Melissa, Carol, Betty, Patty, Jan, Dee, Cari, Melanie, Doris, Rian, …

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In it to win it!

If you’re a Michigan fan – you’re feeling a little let down today. I had to stop watching the game with 2 minutes remaining. I didn’t want to give up on the team, but I wanted to drift off to sleep without the memory of the last moment in my head. It’s only a game – but emotion? It’s in there. For all of us who are team players and know the dependency factor of teamwork …. enjoy the benefits of being on a team today.  Cheer up!  Pass it on! …

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How do team's work?

It seems basketball frenzy has taken over the digital network. Have you been watching any of the basketball games? I admit to watching two of them recently, both of them edge of the chair, nail-biting, hold-your-breath exciting. I’m not a TV watcher and not a sports fan, so there were already two strikes against the probability that I would use up minutes to watch a basketball game on television, but I did. What was so compelling about those games? Three things. First, the timing – I was folding laundry which …

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Refining Grace