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Your attitude will determine your altitude. Our own Marquette University Law School conducted a poll recently asking what people thought about the economy going forward.  About one-third thought it would get worse than last year at this time.  That was the highest number since this poll began in 2012. If we are thinking like pessimists,…

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Have you given much thought to the impact that differentiators have in your business or your daily life? Those are the sometimes subtle, or sometimes ‘in-your face’ things, that help each of us to make decisions through-out the days and weeks ahead. A differentiator might be the color of a dress or the pattern on a…

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A new year has begun, 2017 at that, and we are already hurry-scurrying through the first weeks. For some, this is a time of reflection on the year just past and on the things we’d have done differently had we the opportunity for a ‘do-over’.  For others the new year is simply that time when we…

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 Optimistic people fare better in interviews all other things being equal. That is the simple truth. Most people like people who have optimism, so long as it isn’t exaggerated and overblown simply for effect. Optimism and smiles tend to go together. (See our recent entry http://wfastaffing.com/smile/ ) So there is a double-whammy in the package of…

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“A team is not a group of people who work together.  A team is a group of people who trust each other.”      Emmanuel Giavarini, Managerial Comm. Mgr. for a French Transportation System  This quote attributed to the person identified above was found on her Facebook page and immediately made an impression on me.  I suspect…

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The New Year is at the same time a bit of a mystery and an enticing possibility.  We have completed the old year even if there are a few things still hanging on from that period.  We are gearing up for the exciting next twelve months.  There is an aura of excitement over the unknown.…

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Having A Can Do Attitude

The importance of pride in our accomplishments is often overlooked or just plain never thought about.  That is all too true when it comes to too many of us.  If you take a moment to reflect on some of the people in your life whose attitude is always great, you will very likely find a…

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Graduation

Graduation ceremonies are occurring or have recently occurred across our state and nation.  Many young men and women will walk away from high schools and colleges with diploma in hand.  Some will move on to the next higher step in education while others will have reached the point of seeking employment or marriage or both.…

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Have you ever seen or heard something that triggered a great idea? Maybe it was something totally unrelated to your business or to the issue you were wrestling with in your subconscious. But it was that one thing that made a crystal clear impression…and from which you were able to proceed to solve the other…

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  This quote from a famous ‘name’ jumped out at me and provoked some serious thought: When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. ~ William Wrigley Jr. What struck me was the opposite of what the quotation was telling us.  If we never have competing opinions in our businesses would…

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