Food for Thought Friday

What Radio Station is Your Attitude Tuned To?

February 15, 2013

Somewhere, in a dusty  milk crate in my basement there is a collection of vinyl LPs, including an extended play 45 with Edwin Starr’s H.A.P.P.Y Radio on it. I haven’t thought about the song in years. Until I heard it on the radio today – talk about goin’ waaay back! I will definitely be putting […]

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The More You Know The Less You Fear

February 8, 2013

  I’m reading the book Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox. When I this read quote, I was struck the notion that fear-based motivation is the “easy” way out. Building respect takes more time, but in the long run, is more effective. Food for Thought: are people being […]

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Leadership and Love in the Workplace

January 18, 2013

These are lyrics from the song “Lead with Your Heart” by the Canadian group The Tenors. In a workplace context, some folks aren’t comfortable having the words “lead” and “love” in the same sentence. I’m getting more comfortable with it.  Especially if we’re talking about “leading” one’s self and listening to the inner voice that […]

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Will It Be a Good Day for You Today?

January 11, 2013

  I walked into the produce section of my favorite grocery store. Two store associates were stocking lettuce. I overheard one of them say, “Well, you know, I’ve decided that it’s gonna be a good day today.” I looked up and he caught my eye. As he walked toward me, I saw that his name […]

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The Difference Between Finding Happiness and Being Miserable

January 4, 2013

I saw this quote in (of all places) the November/December 2012 print edition of WebMD. Normally, quotes attributed to Sarah Silverman aren’t a good fit for this blog. I really like her take on happiness, though, so I’m including it as this week’s Food for Thought Friday. Are you indulging in a similar form of […]

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Career Success and Paying Attention

December 14, 2012

Have you ever noticed that when you pay attention to something specific, more of that thing starts to show up? That happens with cars – buy a new car in trend-setting Kodiak Brown and as you drive home, you see three more cars on the road in that same exact color. It works that way […]

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Food for Thought Friday – Acclimating to Change

October 12, 2012

It’s autumn and the trees here in West Michigan are “doing their thing” and showing us all sorts of amazing color as they transform from summery green to blazing hues of ginger, red and gold.  Earlier this week, I wrote about how trees probably don’t fret about the annual changes they go through. Humans, however, […]

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Food for Thought Friday – What Makes a Bad Boss?

August 31, 2012

How many bosses have you worked for? Do a mental tally – of those bosses, how many were what you’d call “bad” bosses? (You decide the definition of “bad”.)         Would you do me a favor? Jot a few thoughts in the comments section to this statement: A bad boss is one […]

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Food for Thought Friday – Wahoo Edition

August 17, 2012

Earlier this week we were away on a family vacation getting all smart and stuff, courtesy of the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Case in point: who knew there were so many uses for the word “wahoo”? Not only is it a shrub or a large makerel, apparently wahoo might also mean:   A […]

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