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Leadership Book Review: Executive Wisdom by Reynier Lezcano
Leadership book, “Executive Wisdom” by Reynier Lezcano, gives a wealth of leadership and motivational quotes that you can use to jump start your day. It is well indexed so you don’t waste any time trying to find the right quotes like some larger quote books. With the format of the book, you can easily add notes to the page with your favorite quote. I use this feature to write notes about stories I would like to tell during my presentations.
Imagine, when you are facing some difficult leadership or management challenges in the workplace, reaching for this leadership book and find the right motivational quote that fits your situation. Be the leader who can offer motivation, leadership, and achieve success when you need it.
You can see more of my review at leadership.
Appreciate to Motivate: National Nurses Day and Week
National Nurses Day and Week is May 5th through May 11th. Are you in a situation to show appreciation to motivate these hard-working, talented, nurses this week? Many times nurses are the ones who form a personal bond with the patient. They make the patient feel that everything is going to be okay in the most challenging situations. Nurses are the center of communication between the doctor, family, and patient. Nurses work long hours without. In most cases, without appreciation to keep them motivated.
If you know a nurse, if your neighbor is a nurse, if a nurse is taking care of a friend or love one, take the time to show appreciate to motivate these nurses for the special work they do. They make a difference everyday! You will be amazed what a word of appreciation can do to motivate someone and get them through the day. You can show appreciation in the following ways:
- Give Certificate of Appreciation
- Volunteer at a hospital
- Treat to lunch
- Give a Gift Card
- Say “Thank You”
For additional information on how to show appreciation for the work work they do, go to appreciate to motivate. I am sure the nurse will appreciate your appreciation.
Quotes of the Day: Sail into Your Success!
Quotes of the day for Monday is about using your special skills for creating more success in your life. We all have unique, special talents to create more success in our life, our work, and our communities. The question is, “Are we using these skills to be more successful in life?”
If we stay in our “safe harbor” and never use our skills, we will never know how successful we will be in life. When you leave the harbor, you may experience challenges that will make you stronger. Read success to learn how to set sail for success.
Funny Video: How Technology Can Decrease Productivity
Funny video, “Are You an Information Addict by Don McMillan,” really hits home with the point that technology is really suppose to make you more productivity in our lives. But many times, our lives are run by “screens and dings,” and we are not as productive as we think.
Watch the following YouTube video and take the test to see if you are a technology addict. Enjoy!