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Date: Jan 28, 2015
Category: Drives Work Engagement 

by Cie Murray

 I'm feeling good from my head to my shoes

Know where I'm going and I know what to do

I tied up my point of view

I got a new attitude

(Lyrics from Patti LaBelle's song "New Attitude")

When a new year begins, we often make declarations that we're going to change certain behaviors.  However, most of us return to the following year with the same old behaviors.  Perhaps it's because we failed to change our attitudes toward our behaviors.  Last year's attitudes will simply lead us to continue to re-enact last year's behaviors.  Behaviors we said we would change. 

Date: May 31, 2014
Category: Work Engagement 

by Cie Murray

Without meaning to, we sometimes allow others to siphon away our power.  How do we allow that to happen? 

It starts with the quality of the decisions or choices that we make.  Sometimes making decisions can be like playing a game of chess—your boss or prospect makes a certain move that rubs you the wrong way, and now it’s your move.  In chess, whatever move you make will impact the move your partner-player makes, ultimately determining whether you win or lose the game. 

Date: Mar 31, 2014
Category: Work Engagement 

by Cie Murray

"What's so funny?", I asked my five year old nephew.  He answered "Cats got money".  I thought that's the same idiotic statement I use to say as a kid when someone would ask me what's so funny or why are you laughing.  I was amazed this statement had somehow transferred into the next generation.  In spite of my amazement, Rodney laughed, and laughed, and laughed at his well timed idiotic grammatically incorrect statement.

Date: Oct 27, 2013
Category: Work Engagement 

by Cie Murray

You may be thinking I don't have time to play at work. I have a business to run or I have to make sales calls. The truth is you can't afford not to play at work.  So many of our workplaces are filled with stress and anxiety that are hindering us from being fully engaged, fulfilled, and productive.  Although stress often creates anxiety which resides within us, we do have the ability to reduce and eliminate the affect it has on us.  How you may ask?  By turning your work into play. 

All of us participated in play activities as children. What kinds of play activities did you do? What was it exactly that we were doing when we engaged in play?  We were connecting with others. We were taking risks, living in the moment, being spontaneous, adventurous, curious, solving problems, and even dealing with pressure. Play was showing us how to live life more joyously.

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