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  • Weird Al's 'Mission Statement' and success
    Weird Al's 'Mission Statement' and success
    When Weird Al parodies a song from decades ago, he introduces that track and artist to the newer generations and provides nostalgia for his older fans. One cannot fully appreciate the new version without going back to the original. This is the...
  • Adopt-A-Classroom program successful at Northport K-8
    Adopt-A-Classroom program successful at Northport K-8
    Mrs. Polascak’s fifth grade class at Northport K-8 has been adopted by Katie Gilliam from Virginia through the website Adoptaclassroom.org. “Aunt Katie” as she is known, visited the fifth grade class on Halloween. She and her...
  • Mission Statement
    Mission statement for local government: Create the best environment for resident
    One thing that the Lehigh Valley is experiencing, the same as most of the country, is reduction of the middle class ranks. With good paying jobs leaving for off-shore countries and lower wage earning locales in the US, if not simply eliminated all...
  • Indecision
    Priorities: Keeping the first things first
    A basic principle of healthy living is mental organization. Good mental organization will increase your productivity, reduce your stress and improve your overall well-being. Like anything worth having, however, learning to prioritize takes work....
  • Teamwork
    “Magic in Motion” Using Mantras to Change Teams
    These days the amount of change occurring in organizations is staggering. Cloud computing combined with an explosion in mobile device usage fundamentally changes the way we take care of business. To adapt to change, teams need to adjust their ways...
  • May 6th Flight
    Navigating Your Dreams
    Recently a friend came to me completely distraught, unable to focus and lost in her story of confusion. She didn't have the money to be able to pay for the session. I could not turn her away. Here in Portland we are still in recovery...
  • as for me and my family
    Clean home & happy heart day 1
    Good Morning! Today is Day 1 of the 31 Days to a clean home & a happy heart challenge, I am so glad you are joining me! This challenge comes from Sarah Mae's e-book titled 31 Days to Clean Having a Martha House the Mary Way. Martha from...
  • Mission Statement
    Write your personal mission statement
    Everyone should write and live by his own personal mission statement.What is a mission statment?A mission statement is just what it says: a statement. A mission statement is not to be confused with goals. A mission statement is one sentence that...
  • Mission Statement
    What's your mission in life?
    Imagine being confronted with a "life or death" need to know what your true mission in life is. Many of us would probably be forced to reexamine who we are, and what we're really about. Those who have never known what it's like...
  • Career change over age 50
    Changing careers over the age of 50
    Career change is hard at any age. Rethinking what you want to do for the rest of your career life is a practice you should undertake at least every few years. Ask yourself the tough questions. Are you happy doing what you are doing? Is each day a...
  • How clear is your mission?
    Mission statement checklist
    Every company and organization needs a mission statement that lets everyone know who they are and what they do better than anyone else. The mission statement should communicate your strategic advantage over your competitors. As I consult with...
  • Build your organization to last
    Organizational Development Assessment
    The first thing I do when I am consulting with organizations is to empower them to see themselves as they really are. I do this by using a simple assessment tool that I developed for organizations around the world. I actually redesign the...
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    Power of a personal mission statement
    Copyright 2010 istockphotos/hoodesignsUltimately a personal mission statement comes down to what you want in your life and how you want to live your life… it’s about you, it’s about what you want to accomplish, it’s about...