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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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Final Roll Call

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Final Roll Call

  

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40 Things You Should Not Do at Work

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
40 Things You Should Not Do at Work

When I facilitate training, my participants share all kinds of stories with me. I can't make this stuff up!  

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Leading Through Turbulence

by Regina Clark - on Monday, April 29, 2019
Leading Through Turbulence

  

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The Gift of Empathy

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Gift of Empathy

The first time I learned about empathy was when I was taking graduate classes in counseling. We practiced listening and responding with empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand where someone else is coming from. Empathy and sympathy are two different reactions. Sympathy is feeling sorry for someone else's misfortune. Active listening and responding with empathy are skills which can be learned. When you listen and respond with empathy it communicates to the other person that you are really paying attention to what they are saying. You are also paying attention to their visual language and their tone of voice. During the past five months, I have been interacting with hospice professionals. Hospice professionals interact with dying people and their families every day. Their empathy is incredible, so much better than mine. It’s hard for me to understand what it must be like facing death. I imagine that a dying person has mixed emotions, scary on the one hand and peace on the other. I remember when my mother in law was dying of pancreatic cancer, she told me that she was ready to die but the dying process was really getting to her. Watching a loved one suffer and lose their ability to function is heart wrenching. It’s also physically and mentally exhausting for the caregiver(s). This morning I found my 90-year-old father, who is slowly dying of COPD, at my back door with the door wide open yelling for help. When I found him, my empathy did not kick in. I was more focused on his safety. I should try to be more empathetic, my excuse is that I’m tired and sick of being tired. The past few months have given me a brand new respect for anyone who has ever been a caregiver.  

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Time to Pivot

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Time to Pivot

Happy New Year! 

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Sexual Hararssment Training - Take the Quiz

by Regina Clark - on Sunday, October 21, 2018
Sexual Hararssment Training - Take the Quiz

Effective Oct. 9th, 2018 all employers in NYS are required to have a sexual harassment policy, a complaint process, and provide interactive training for their employees. Interactive training provides employees with the opportunity to ask questions.
 

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Ten Tips for Leading a Multigenerational, Culturally Diverse, Remote Workforce

by Regina Clark - on Thursday, October 04, 2018
Ten Tips for Leading a Multigenerational, Culturally Diverse, Remote Workforce

Today’s workforce is very different than the workforce of twenty years ago.There are five generations working side by side. Each generation has different expectations, values and work styles. Traditionalists and baby boomers prefer face to face communication while millennials prefer email and texting. In addition to a wide variety of ages, the workforce is also culturally diverse, globally aware and select employees are working remotely.
 

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NYS Requires Sexual Harassment Training

by Regina Clark - on Friday, September 28, 2018
NYS Requires Sexual Harassment Training

  

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