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Are Your Meetings Regular?

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Employees are thankful for recognition of a job well done. They are excited about their company when leadership makes headway in a market. They are turned off when required to attend meetings that drone on with finance jargon, operations budget percentages, or are hosted by facilitators who don’t follow the posted agenda.

It is not necessary to put pizzazz into a team meeting. A meeting can be regular while simultaneously efficient, consistent and valuable for each attendee.

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Inanimate Objects don’t know they are inanimate

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Remember the times
we all have stubbed our toes?
That sofa corner says,
“This is the altar of foot woes.”

Lifted a glass full of liquid
and it spilled off the table?
The moisture surrounding it says,
“No grip is able.”

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HOPE is not a four-letter word

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

“Allegory of hope” Francesco Guardi  1747

In speaking English or learning to speak it, there are some idiomatic phrases which take on certain meanings.

Expressions and exclamations are usually formed when certain words become more commonly used by active groups or pockets of society.

This makes the language more useful and in some cases more colorful and expressive.

More people are then very willing to use a new expression in regular conversation because it is helpful in conveying the meaning of something important.

The subject of much contemplation this summer I am concentrating on is hope
Hope is defined as “the feeling that what is wanted – can be had.
Also, it can mean that what is wanted will turn out for the best.”

What is it about hope that causes us to feel optimistic?

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