Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Gratitude:  the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. At this time of the year,  I like to take stock of my good fortune, success, and all for which I am grateful; to make a focused effort to live each and every day with gratitude and appreciation; and to give back to those who have made my life all the better. My husband and I typically travel at this time of the year to visit with our respective families.  This year, we are excited to be hosting Thanksgiving Weekend and to have our house filled with family.  It has been a few years since our niece and nephew visited with us in Ottawa, so we plan to take them around and show them the sites and sounds of the Nation’s Capital! All celebrations for me include fun, food, family and festivities.  The 4 F’s!!  What special plans do you have for Thanksgiving?  Are there particular traditions that encompass your celebration? A tradition that I particularly enjoy is having each person sitting around your Thanksgiving dinner table acknowledge something or ...

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Fall Into Fabulous:  Take the Time to Have Fun!

October 07, 2014  |   Blogs,Business Etiquette,Image Management   |     |   0 Comment

Fall Into Fabulous:  Take the Time to Have Fun! Good-bye Summer. Hello "Fall Into Fabulous" - my theme as we head into our next season! There are endless ways to be our fabulous selves and meet our goals - whether personal or professional.  Let’s face it - we’re at our best when we’re having fun.  Our fabulous selves shine through.  All work and no play can make life very dull.  There are opportunities to have fun in everything we do - we just have to be open for it.  And that includes in our work.  When we have fun together, we feel better connected to our colleagues and organization, trust builds, and productivity increases. Fun + connections + trust = productivity. Here are some ideas about how to increase your fun - or create fun - at work: 1.  Host a corporate retreat. Invest in your people and they will give back.  Implement team-building exercises that bring laughter and enjoyment and really make people feel connected. 2.  Want to take the work out of ‘networking’ - have fun with conversation! Listen proactively to the people with whom you have conversations in order to learn as much as you can about them.  Find out about their ...

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