Words Matter. Watch Your Mouth. It Will Determine Your Destiny.

Pastor Virgil Reed often spoke of the French Creole concept of lagniappe … a practice in Louisiana where a store clerk gives the customer “just a little bit more” than they paid for … some small gift that expressed appreciation for their business. And that “little bit more” made all the difference in creating more positive relationships. Decades later, his …

Ten Christmas Gifts That Will Never Be Forgotten

Whatever your beliefs, we’re about to end one year and start another. And at this time of the year, people from across the world give gifts. It’s a wonderful way to show love and appreciation and build your relationships at home and even on the job. However, the original meaning of the season has been forgotten by so many people. …

3 Ways You Can Join The People-Skills Revolution

Compassion. Candor. Transparency. Communication. Engagement. Balance. Twenty years ago such attributes would’ve been seen as a waste of time. Today, in a world of enormous change, those same attributes are seen as critically important for anyone who needs to build trust and lead others. Quite simply, there’s a People-Skills Revolution going on. Because we’ve seen too many people get promoted …

How to Make Your Thankfulness a Get-ahead Advantage

When I was little, I heard my grandparents say that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I don’t know how true that was or is. But I do know that a heart filled with thankfulness … or an attitude of gratitude … ups the serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin in your brain. In simple terms, you feel better, your …