Author Archives: Dawn Kaiser

Work Happy Now

Are you happy at work? If you answered “no,” you are not alone. A survey conducted by the Conference Board revealed that “only 45% of workers are happy at their jobs.” Given how much time we spend at work, I think it’s worth taking the time to consider how we can increase our happiness. Continue reading

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Building Trust in the Workplace

There is no single activity that will build trust overnight. We establish and create trust with each other over time through consistent actions, behaviors, and values. Continue reading

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Start the Success Habit Now

Have you ever heard yourself utter the word “someday?” For example, “someday when life slows down I’ll focus on my passion.” Or “someday when the kids are grown we will travel the world.” If you have, you are not alone. I have been guilty of using the word “someday” too. That is until I read the book, “The One Thing” by Gary Keller. I picked up this book one evening and could not put it down until the final page was read. Continue reading

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Closing the Generation Gap

Generations in the workplace are a hot topic, and for the most part, you don’t have to convince people that generations really do matter. In a survey released by the Pew Research Center a few years ago, “79% of Americans … Continue reading

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Be Vulnerable in Order to be Great

In the past I would have identified vulnerability as a weakness. It was the Achilles heel you didn’t want to reveal. However, I have noticed over the past few a paradigm shift is taking place. Influential and inspiring leaders are starting to talk about vulnerability as a path to greatness—one that takes real strength and courage. Continue reading

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Think Big

I believe thinking big has gone to the wayside and small thoughts and short-term thinking have become the norm. It doesn’t have to stay that way. Bestselling author Michael Port has created a “Think Big Revolution,” where he states that “big thinking must happen now; today, tomorrow and forevermore.” Continue reading

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What is Your Center?

Last weekend I went to the movie, The Rise of the Guardians, with my six year-old niece. Although the main plot of the movie was your typical fight between good and evil, the second storyline about a character trying to find his purpose in life captured my attention. Continue reading

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Embrace the Journey

When we stay focused on the destination, we tend to miss the journey. Don’t forget to take life one day at a time and appreciate all that you have been given. Whatever journey you are on today, wherever you are at, and whatever you are going through—the process of walking your path is the true essence of a life well lived. Continue reading

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Make Continuous Learning Your New Habit

Continuous learning is a mindset and a habit that you act upon each every day. When it comes to learning you will never reach a point where you know it all, despite what some say, and you will never live long enough to exhaust all the amazing possibilities of life. Continue reading

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Greater Than Yourself Challenge

I am re-reading a book this week called “Greater Than Yourself” by Steve Farber, in which the author puts his own unique twist on the old adage “invest yourself in others.” Farber states that “the measure of your greatness as a leader is to develop leaders who are greater than you.” I would say that is true not just for leaders in a company, but for all people in both their personal or professional lives. Each of us has an opportunity to influence and impact others in order to help them to become all they are meant to be. Continue reading

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