Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Measure of a Leader: Employee Engagement & Loyalty

Most managers, and the companies they work for, quickly and decisively deal with employee absenteeism. After all, unscheduled absences cost organizations hundreds of dollars per employee, decrease productivity and visibly affect the bottom line. Typically, the work culture is really … Continue reading

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Are You The Captain of Your Own Development?

“Self-education has never been more fun, and that is because we are in control of that process like never before.” When I read this statement in an article in Fast Company magazine by staffer Tyler Cowen, it was as if … Continue reading

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We are designed to live in community

by Becky Morris A commentator on my favorite radio stations recently made the statement “We are designed to live in community”. I found a napkin in my car and wrote it down so I wouldn’t forget it. The statement had … Continue reading

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Everything I know I learned on the toilet?

You might say Becky Morris gets a little “potty mouthed” today, all to make you privy to some thoughtful ideas that we think you will appreciate. MAS Okay, I am going to take you somewhere today that you may find … Continue reading

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Why not take the Magic Carpet Ride?

Today’s entry is actually a guest post I wrote for Patrick Badstibner’s blog, Grace Through the Desert. Pat is an incredible man with an incredible story. I have included the full article below, but I hope you will also visit … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Hope and Joy

This is a business and personal development blog, but if you have read here for a while now, you have learned some things about me (Mark Sturgell) and now my partner, Becky Morris. One thing you will know is our … Continue reading

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What will be your legacy?

by Becky Morrisleg·a·cy (lĕg‘ə-sē) Money or property bequeathed to another by will. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past. I have been reflecting on the concept and implications of “legacy” since I heard a … Continue reading

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Live your life in a way that is worth telling stories about.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. … Continue reading

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You Deserve a Break Today!

Want to get out of your normal routine? If you are anything like me, and most people I know, you want an occasional break from routine. In fact, you probably NEED a break. A week or two on the Dominican … Continue reading

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Worthwhile Goals, Freely Chosen, Change Everything

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a … Continue reading

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