Archive for Motivation – Page 2

Independence day July 4 2017

Thankful for My Life, Liberty and Happiness

It’s Independence Day today in the U.S. where I live. It’s one of the only holidays that is still celebrated on the actual date, July 4th, that we declared our independence from Britain.

I hadn’t read the Declaration of Independence in a long time, so I just went online to re-read it. I hope that school children are still required to memorize these indelible lines. Read More→

Practicing the discipline of gratitude

Practicing the Discipline of Gratitude

The Presidential election already seems like ancient history. Our new President is front and center in the news and on everyone’s minds these days. But the work continues behind the scenes for aides of rival candidate Hillary Clinton.

In particular, one staffer single-handedly answers the thousands of pieces of correspondence that Ms. Clinton still receives everyday. In gratitude, she insists on sending a personal reply to each one. I believe that gratitude is a gift we should express everyday not only because it’s the right thing to do, but for our own happiness and well-being. Read More→

Two Congressmen drive to DC

A “Bromance” is Born on a 1,600-Mile Drive to DC

They’re fierce opponents on opposite sides of the aisle. But two Congressmen put politics aside and did their own version of Carpool Karaoke by sharing a 1,600 mile drive from Texas to Washington, DC to arrive in time for an important vote.

Reps. Beto O’Rourke (D) and Will Hurd (R) live-streamed their trip and people tuning in loved it. Can’t their budding bromance become a model for other opposing members of Congress? Can’t it influence how we collaborate with people we work with, doing what’s right for our company even if we personally don’t agree? Can’t we discuss our points of view with people without the conversation dissolving into a screaming match? Read More→

Job interview

How NOT to Get the Best From a Job Candidate

I subscribe to HubSpot and consider it an outstanding source of marketing news. I often refer to their studies in my posts.

But a recent article entitled 5 Interview Questions to Assess Emotional Intelligence was dead wrong. Having interviewed many job candidates, I’ve discovered that the best approach is to bring out the best in a candidate. What is she proud of? What skills and experience will add value to the organization? Read More→