Monday Mornings with Madison

Yearly Archives:
2008

A BETTER MOUSETRAP

Although the economy in the past year has headed into uncharted territory, some bits of wisdom remain unchanged. One of them is that success in the marketplace depends on providing value to others. And if you’re trying to figure out … Continue reading

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LET’S TALK ABOUT SETTING GOALS…

We often come up with ambitious goals that we have every intention of achieving. Typically, these are all excellent ideas: what could be better than to finally get in shape or set a household budget or clear out the closet … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON

This is the time of year when companies and business people express their appreciation to colleagues, associates and clients by sending gifts of all sizes and shapes, from teddy bears to boxes of chocolates to commemorative gifts with personalized engraving.

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HOW TO SAY GOODBYE

The end of a year is a good time to consider how you say goodbye. Whether it’s saying goodbye to the year or to a person, place, or way of life, there’s no way to avoid endings — the challenge … Continue reading

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ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT

In the past, employers who were hiring looked for candidates with specific skills. From factory floor to executive suite, new employees were expected to have mastered certain essential tasks. Today, the preference is to “hire for attitude and train for … Continue reading

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HOW TO UNSTICK YOURSELF

Here’s a joke for this Monday morning. A guy walking home one night sees a drunk on his hands and knees under a street light. When the guy asks what he’s doing, the drunk answers, “I’ve lost the keys to … Continue reading

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Are you stressed by the economic news of the day? Or perhaps the question should be, how could you not be stressed? Although a stress-free life is hard to imagine, there are simple, practical ways to avoid getting swamped by … Continue reading

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A DEPRESSION?

We all create scenarios in our minds about what’s going to happen tomorrow. For better or for worse, we spin stories about the future that are either encouraging or paralyzing.  Right now, some people are deeply pessimistic about the future … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?

As kids, we learned that our temperature was supposed to be around 98.6 degrees. If that number was off, we knew we were sick. In school, our test scores were important. If they fell off, we knew we were in … Continue reading

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WORDS OF WISDOM

In the last few weeks we have witnessed the biggest global economic downturn in history.  The basic underpinnings of our economy are coming apart faster than anyone ever thought possible. Every day we wake up to more bad news, with … Continue reading

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