Monday Mornings with Madison

Yearly Archives:
2011

THE PRUDENCE OF PREVENTION

A common theme in business and work-life columns, bylines and blogs is how to keep up with the minutiae of tasks that crop up in the average hectic, fast-paced life.  There is never enough time to do everything that needs … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF PROPER ONBOARDING

It’s 8:28am when Michael arrives for his first day at work for Acme Enterprises. He walks up to the receptionist and says, “Hi, I’m Michael Berger, your new sales person.” Looking puzzled, the receptionist responds, “New sales person? I didn’t … Continue reading

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EXERCISE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS: PART 2

FITNESS IS PROFITABLE FOR YOUR CAREER OR BUSINESS. Last week, we examined the many benefits of exercise for the body and mind. We confirmed that physical exercise not only strengthens and enhances the physique, it also repairs, rejuvenates, refreshes and … Continue reading

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EXERCISE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS: PART 1

The Benefits of Physical Exercise on the Body and Mind Summer is here. Days are longer. The weather is warmer. The outdoors is calling for everyone to head out and enjoy nature. Summer is also a great time to do … Continue reading

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TEN TIPS FOR A SMOOTHER VACATION

Last week, we looked at the many benefits to health, creativity, productivity, and family that come from taking vacations. Men and women who vacation regularly (at least one week or more per year) enjoy greater quality of life… and live … Continue reading

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VACATION ELATION

It was a few decades ago that McDonalds dubbed the marketing slogan “You deserve a break today.” In their case, they were referring to a lunch break. However, their message touched on a fundamental truth. Every person occasionally needs a … Continue reading

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PERCEPTION IS NOT REALITY… BUT IT MATTERS A LOT

In philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than how they appear or are thought to be. In broader terms, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it can be seen … Continue reading

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AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Gratitude is a choice. Each person can decide to look at any situation and appreciate the good in it. Life is never perfect. Even the happiest times will have things that go wrong. By the same token, even the worst … Continue reading

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TOP 8 MOST UNDERRATED QUALITIES

Blogs, e-zines and videos are endlessly touting the best — and worst – qualities in a boss or employee. Among the best qualities cited are intelligence, knowledge, experience, strong work ethic, positive attitude, integrity and people skills. These are qualities … Continue reading

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THE ART OF GOOD TIMING

It’s been said that “timing is everything in life.” The meaning is that in addition to having good ideas, good positioning and good execution, success is also predicated on not only being in the right place but also being there … Continue reading

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