The Root of Core Values

March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Clear and agreed-upon core values provide guidelines for decision-making, conflict resolution, team engagement, and individual behavior. The origin of our values resonates with the personal values of every single team member and they support the over-arching purpose (mission) of the company Have you ever thought about working for our company or doing business with us? …

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Brand Fan

March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brand loyalty is the level of faithfulness to which a consumer continuously buys the same brand within a product category. During my grocery shopping trip this week, I realized there are products that I am passionately attached to…Quaker Oats, Jiffy Peanut Butter, Horizon Milk among others. I will not purchase Great Value milk but I…

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Work-Life Balance. Trick or Treat? (hint: trick)

October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

MYTH #1   Drop activities that Zap your energy.  All time favorite.  It’s on every work-life balance list every published.  Where do we start?  Let’s eliminate the demanding kids, the unending laundry, the lousy husband, and the unappreciative boss.   MYTH #2   Exercise.  Why didn’t I think of that one?  Alarm is set for 4am. MYTH #3   Take…

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Ms. CEO: The Face of Transparency

August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Women CEO’s  have a way of “keeping it real.” They say what they do and do what they say. Their convictions are carried outside the office to their everyday lives. Their principles are the value systems of their companies.  They have one Facebook account.  They are transparent.  What you see is what you get!  …

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Cuts for Kids

August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Clary Sage College and Oklahoma Technical College will provide area students free haircuts August 8-9 and 15-16. Teresa Knox, the charismatic founder and CEO of ­Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and ­Oklahoma Technical College. August 2012 By Tara Waugh Backpacks – check. New clothes and uniforms – check. Paper and pencils – check. These…

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Gold Medal Leader

July 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

An insatiable curiosity allows Leaders to explore the source of opportunities as well as the source of problems. This guarantees that a winning leader will develop an insane number of opportunities for the company while solving the source of revenue-killing problems.  What else makes up a winning leader?  In my 20+ years of working with a wide…

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Keep the Change

July 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Life-changing events happen to all of us. Important events that change the course of life from that day forward. The ones we choose are usually exhilarating and filled with anticipation: a new job, enrolling in college, graduating from college, a wedding, a promotion, a baby, a move, a hot date, or tackling a new goal…

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The Front Porch by Dr. Steve Greene

July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

We will all miss Mayberry. The passing of Andy Griffith this week, closed a chapter in America that will only live now in our memories. Many of us proudly claim we have watched every episode of the Andy Griffith Show and would be happy to do so again. And again. Andy, Barney, Aunt Bea, Opie,…

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2 Reasons for Professional Failure

July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

1.  NO PERSONAL BRAND:  Make sure you have established your personal brand and have learned to leverage it across all mediums and platforms. Don’t worry about success, but rather becoming a person of VALUE.  You have to do everything you can to insure your personal brand stays strong. Erosion of your positive brand in the…

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The X Factor

June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

I enjoy reading articles and blog posts about the Y generation, the Millennials.  I mean….they are the fastest growing segment in today’s workforce.  It is no different in my own company; therefore, I should keep up with progressive Millennial psychology.  How to recruit them, how to retain them,  how to keep them happy and engaged. …

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