Some things you need to know about email

Most people do not read the whole thing Most people interpret your email with a negative slant (either because it loses tone and inflection; or perhaps it’s due largely to the fact that you’re such a negative person to begin with) People are not sitting by their computer waiting for your email to arrive in order to respond. And as much as you might like to believe, an answer to your message might not be a top priority for the recipient. So with that said………………… Next time you need an answer and are the slightest bit concerned about offending someone there is this device with numbers on it; you press the numbers and at some point you might hear a voice on the other end; it might not be the actual voice of the one you’re trying to reach, and they might still not get back to you, and you …

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Leadership – Disco Style!

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That Is Not How We Do Business

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I Disappointed You??????

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Are you really over it?

So yesterday I’m having a conversation with a woman named Lisa. She is a guest at my vacation house this weekend; a friend of a friend. Lisa was sharing a story with me – about a time when she got all “dolled up” for her husband; hair, makeup, outfit – you ladies know what I’m talking about. She emerges from the bedroom and the comment he makes to her is “too bad she has this ugly vein on her leg.” Lisa is devastated. This happened quite some time ago; they are separated now; yet remain “friendly”; she says she is over him; yet here she is telling this story to someone she met less than 12 hours earlier. I questioned if she was really over it. So I suggested she name the vein after her husband and when she is finally ready to remove her husband she should get the …

Happy 4th of July!

It’s the fourth of July here in the US; a time to celebrate independence. I have some great memories of July 4th celebrations; but the first memory that always comes to mind is not a memory but more of a brainteaser that has stuck in my head all these years later. Death on the Nile move buy Grumpier Old Men buy Girl’s Best Friend It went like this………….. buy Just Married Conspiracy Theory movie full Q: Is there a 4th of July in England? Legend divx A: Yes, and a 5th, 6th and 7th too! Now as a kid I was thinking Independence Celebration, not calendar. I don’t know why I still think about this every July 4th; and it still brings a smile and chuckle to my face. Memories. They are what shape us. Go out and make one today. Rich DiGirolamo is a professional speaker from Wolcott, CT. …

Enough with this PC stuff already!

The picture below is that of the new Arizona Border Patrol. I think it is hysterical.Or is it Politically Incorrect? Well that would depend on who sent it, who received it and who is going to make a lawsuit over it. I for one am getting a bit sick of this Political Correctness thing. Employees have to careful about what they say, who they say it to, and how they say it. There was a time when you said what was on your mind and everyone moved on. Not any longer. Now you say what is on your mind, and if it is deemed politically incorrect you get scolded or shown the door. Now I am not suggesting outright meanness at all, but a little off color remark here or there or use of the word damn or crap won’t kill anyone – and it just may be the little …

Can a kid change the attitude of your organization?

The kid kept kicking my chair – all the way from Chicago to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mom kept telling her to stop kicking the chair. The child did not listen. Okay, it’s an hour and a half flight; I can deal. There will be no evil looks; something I would have done a long time ago. The kicking was getting worse. Mom was getting frustrated but doing nothing other than asking her daughter, politely, to not kick the chair. We started coming in for a landing. The L-Shaped Room Alone in the Dark buy The kicking was getting worse. I could take it no longer. And just as I was about to say “Stop It Already” the child made the following comment as she looked out the window………………….. “South Dakota is one big field” I couldn’t help but laugh; because I had the same thought at one time – …

The School of Hard Work has Openings

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