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Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember the sacrifices of those who fought and died so that we may enjoy freedom in America. A display of the flag is to honor them.
 The flag is not just cloth; it is not the red white and blue colors or the staff that holds it upright.  It is our adopted symbol that represents freedom and  the price paid by so many. It deserves our utmost respect, on Memorial Day and every day.  God Bless America. 

Holiday Posts

Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.  May your new year be filled with happiness. 

Holiday Postings

During the War of 1812, the British captured the city of Washington, setting fire to the Capitol building and the White House.
In the blaze of cannon fire, Francis Scott Key, a lawyer living in Georgetown, could still see an American flag waving over Fort McHenry.  When the bombing suddenly stopped during that night, he had no way of knowing if the flag was still there or if the American stronghold had fallen to the British.  But at dawn the American flag became visible, still intact over the fort.

Conquering Merger & Acquisition Conflicts

 
When bringing people together in the work place with differing viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, behaviors and communication styles, conflict is likely to rear its head. Conflict can manifest and fester in the likeness of bullying, non-cooperation, back-stabling, insulting remarks and innuendos. Results of these acts appear in low productivity, absenteeism, increased stress, illness, and failed projects. Organizational change adds even more disruptions.
 
Mergers and acquisitions often lead to the most conflict.

Lessons of Leadership

 Lessons of Leadership
 
  • Responsible leadership means making decisions that may not be popular with some but is best for the welfare of all.
  • When employees stop bringing the leader problems the leader has a problem.
  • Leaders pay close attention to details and never assume to have all the answers.
  • The “If it ante broke don’t fix it” attitude stifles imagination and creativity.
  • One will never know the potential after the effort stops.
  • A leader doesn’t just look at the resume; he/she picks people with ability and character putting character values first.