Monthly Archives: May 2009

  • May belongs to Tribes

    Posted on May 18, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.

    In Tribes Seth Godin tells us to step up and lead. In these days, when people don’t talk to their neighbours, they are looking for ways to connect and it remains to us to help them do that. People are looking for relevance. They aren’t interested in small talk, they want to talk about what […]

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  • The Blue Sweater

    Posted on May 18, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.

    The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz Here’s a woman not afraid to start. Sometimes you just have to step forward and do. Once you start, you can check in and make adjustments as needed. Jacquline got a dream job out of university as an international banker traveling the world. Something about the culture of the […]

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  • How to Start

    Posted on May 18, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Develop Strong Teams, Do It, Know Where You Are Going.

    A deep breath then one two three GO Suspended in air before the stomach clenching feeling of falling hundreds of feet straight down towards the water. A scream torn from my throat. Woohoo! photo New Zealand Tourism Could you do that? Talk about a difficult start. It goes against all that is in us fighting […]

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  • What to Start

    Posted on May 18, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Know Where You Are Going.

    What project would be the best use of your time to get you to your goals? If your goal is to travel the world. What is the next thing you have to do to begin traveling? That will depend upon where you are on your path. For some people it might mean getting themselves to […]

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  • April is All About Starting

    Posted on May 18, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Do It, Know Where You Are Going.

    Starting is half the battle and yet we have such a hard time doing it. Once we start, that’s it. There’s no starting over. Feels like we better start it right. Starting is the time when we make choices about what we are going to do and more importantly, what we are not going to […]

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  • Finding your Strengths

    Posted on May 18, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Do It, Your Effortless Business.

    It makes sense to work to your strengths, but how do you figure out what they are?     You know you are working to your strengths when you feel energized, excited and happy doing a task. What were you doing the last time you felt like that?     Break down the job into […]

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  • Strengths Based Leadership

    Posted on May 18, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.

    Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath Our book club studied this book last time and it sparked deep and meaningful discussions about what leadership means and where it begins and ends. Do we have the responsibilty as leaders to ensure that all of our staff are working to their strengths or is it their responsibility […]

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