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Surviving and Thriving: Moving Forward after Unexpected Events

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Surviving and Thriving: Moving Forward after Unexpected Events

The corona virus turned the world upside down. 9/11 changed our life forever. There will always be unexpected disruptive events in our life, some of the events will be minor and a nuisance to deal with. Other events will have a lasting input. It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it that counts. Here are a few strategies that will motivate you to start moving forward with purpose during the new normal.  

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90 Ways to Spend Your Time During Corona Chaos

by Regina Clark - on Sunday, March 15, 2020
90 Ways to Spend Your Time During Corona Chaos

1.Take a walk. 

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43 Tips for Managers

by Regina Clark - on Thursday, March 12, 2020
43 Tips for Managers

  

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Conversation Clues

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Conversation Clues

Every week, I meet strangers. That’s what I do for a living. I walk into a room full of people who I don’t know and facilitate training programs or get on a stage and speak to hundreds of people. Usually the audience is business professionals, once in awhile I speak to kids. Sometimes the training program is mandatory, which means the people in the room have to be there, and sometimes the training program is full of people who want to be there to learn something new. My preference, as the instructor, is to work with employees who want to be in the room and are open to learning something new.  

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Management Best Practices - The Daily Huddle

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Management Best Practices - The Daily Huddle

  

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Using Games to Reinforce Learning

by Regina Clark - on Thursday, January 23, 2020
Using Games to Reinforce Learning

Providing training for your employees is a waste of time and money unless your employees learn something and/or do something better with what they learn. Unfortunately, organizations often ask subject matter experts (SMEs) to train others and these subject matter experts have no idea how to create interactive training experiences which increase content retention and transfer knowledge. SMEs often read PowerPoint slides and bore participants. I have witnessed this hundreds of times in many organizations. SMEs would benefit from learning about adult learning before they are asked to train anyone. 

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Five Tips for Creating a Great Workplace in 2020

by Regina Clark - on Monday, January 06, 2020
Five Tips for Creating a Great Workplace in 2020

If you stop and think about what goes into making a workplace great, it’s not that complicated. Here are five must haves for making a great workplace.

#1 - Hire the right leaders with the right vision. The right leader is experienced, passionate, committed, enthusiastic and dead on when it comes to having a vision for the organization. Steve Jobs had a clear cut vision for Apple; he was passionate about creating a computer that would change the world! Jobs wasn’t always the easiest person to work with, many of his employees characterized him as volatile, but his passion and commitment to Apple was never in question.

#2 - Hire the right people. The right person for the job is not always the easiest person to find, especially if there is a shortage of qualified candidates. The right person has the appropriate skills, experience and education to perform the job as well as the potential to grow and the enthusiasm to make a difference. The right employee is a highly engaged employee, not just someone who shows up to collect a paycheck.

#3 – Once you have the right people on board, take care of them by providing:

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Fair compensation & competitive benefits packages
  • Reward & recognition programs
  • A motivating work environment

#4 - Consistently exceed your customer’s expectations by offering quality products and services at the right prices. In order to stay in business, you have to delight your customers!

#5 –Communicate constantly with your employees, customers, vendors and suppliers using a variety of methods. People want to know what is going on!

 

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36 Ways to WOW Your Customers

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
36 Ways to WOW Your Customers

  

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Your Health = Your Wealth

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Your Health = Your Wealth

People are surprised when they get sick. They think that being diagnosed with an illness is something that happens to other people. I have always known that anyone at any time can get sick. My mother died when she was 32 years old after being diagnosed with colon cancer. She had three babies at the time. When she told others that she did not feel well, they attributed her ill feelings towards being a mom with three small children. We were three, two and one when my mom died. I wish I knew her. She was an exceptional woman. She skipped a few grades, received a Master’s degree, taught school and travelled the world before getting married. When I was approaching my fiftieth birthday, I wanted to celebrate in a big way. I was feeling so blessed to reach 50 as a healthy woman. I decided to participate in a sprint triathlon to celebrate. My goal was to cross the finish line. Three years after I completed the triathlon, I had a stroke. That’s right a stroke! Fortunately, I recovered. Having a stroke really puts things in perspective. Did you know that 1 in 4 people worldwide experience a stroke? When you are sick, you can’t take care of your family. You can’t help your co-workers. You can’t be there for your spouse and you can’t enjoy life. No amount of money can buy good health. At the end of the day, ask yourself these questions. Did I put healthy food into my body today? Did I manage my stress? Did I enjoy and treasure each moment of the day? Did I take care of myself?

If you don’t take care of yourself, who will? Please take care of yourself!

World Stroke Day is October 29th

 

 

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Time to PIVOT

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time to PIVOT

My brand new book, PIVOT Principles, is finally available and I just delivered the PIVOT keynote to a group of HR professionals in State College, PA. I had so much fun with the audience and worked hard to disrupt their comfort zone before talking about the principles. 

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