It may come as a surprise to some of you that English is not my first language. While it is true that it has been my primary language for over two-thirds of my life, I can honestly say that it was a five-year uphill battle to master.
Most of us are very determined to have resolutions every new year, and even manage to put a list together. Yet, we seem to manage every year to have resolutions that are not achievable, or we completely forget about the list and never go back to look at it, much less work on the items that we thought were important to us.
Showing gratitude is not something that comes naturally to us humans, even more so for males since most of us were brought up to not show emotions and to keep a stiff upper lip, at least in my generation and one or two after mine.
The role of being a CEO sounds glamorous and even fun. The role can be fun, but after more than 10 years in the role of CEO, I can tell you it is anything but glamorous. We are the first to report to work every day and the last to leave. Well, we may come in later and leave the office earlier than others, but I can assure we start work before 6:00 am most days and are lucky to finish before 8:00 pm.
Most people would think that everybody in the world thinks alike and celebrates holidays and happy events the same way, nothing could be farther from the truth. Even through time some of the customs change, holidays are made more or less important even if we are in the same place or geographical area all our lives.
Are you prepared for this year-end? Whether it is the first one you face as a business owner or a key executive in a company or agency or not, you must be prepared so that your resources, and your nerves and energy, are not stretched thin.
This is the fifth in a series of 5 blogs that have taken us from the initial stages of a project or event planning through final planning, execution, and analysis. This phase should take place as close to the end of the project or event as humanly possible so that we...