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Eat That Frog!

February 26, 2010 -- Sal Silvester

One of my best clients introduced me to a book last year by Brian Tracy called Eat That Frog. It has some great ideas to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time. And, now it's out in its second edition.

I was just reviewing his chapter on "Motivate Yourself Into Action"and thought I would share a passage.

"It turns out that optimists have four spcial behaviors, all learned through practice and repetition.

Are You a Dream Manager?

February 24, 2010 -- Sal Silvester

The Dream Manager is a quick read and very inspirational. Get some great ideas on how you can create remarkable results by helping your employees fulfill their dreams. Heck, if it's possible to reduce attrition at a Janitorial Services Company, in can happen in any company.

Check it out for some good ideas.

The Decision Dynamic

February 16, 2010 -- Sal Silvester

Have you ever stepped back and watched team members respond to a decision?

It’s really an interesting dynamic to watch.

I just watched a group of mid-level managers react to a decision that their management team made - three months ago. There clearly is not commitment amongst this group (once again, these are mid-level managers).

From Employee Engagement to Actually Being Engaged...Seriously

February 10, 2010 -- Sal Silvester

I am engaged! It's true. I proposed on January 29th and my gal said yes.

Although we've been sharing the good news with essentially anyone who will listen (including people I've never met on my most recent back country ski hut trip), I've been anxious to tell you.

I was waiting to announce the news to a bunch of friends at a gathering at my house this last friday night. Each year I create a slideshow of friends' pics capturing the amazing moments of the past year. Friday night's included a few extras - of our engagement.

Commitment not Resolutions

December 30, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

I was reading the Wall Street Journal this morning and they had an interesting article about keeping resolutions. According to the article, only 19% of people who make them actually stick to their vows for two years. The article went on and talked about other discouraging statistics about New Year's resolutions.

Reminder: Early-bird pricing for Ascend 2010 ends friday

December 16, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

Just a quick reminder that if you think you are going to attend our Ascend 2010 seminar, you can save some bucks by registering before this Friday (Dec 18th) at mid-night. And, when you get two others to register with you, the fourth is f-r-e-e!
This full-day seminar will be both practical and inspirational. This year we have a line-up of speakers and panelists who are experts in career development, personal finances, and health and fitness.

Ascend 2010 will help you:

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