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Military, Law Enforcement, Medical Professionals, Teachers…what do these occupations have in common? Each provides a highly valued service to our local and global community at large and does so as a result of education and extensive on-going training. As a result, society can depend on these individuals to protect humanity, face danger, save lives, educate our youth, improve health and…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on October 11, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
I learned in differential calculus, that problem solving is easier if your start with the solution and work back to the problem. At first, this is an awkward testament to a person’s ability. We do not often spend time going backwards in life. In this case though, I found if I focus on the desired resolution, the pathway to resolving the problem becomes clear.
Added by Stephanie Young on September 27, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
As shocking as this might seem to my peers in the automotive industry, I am not much of a golfing fan. The game of golf is something I tend to endure as part of my job. I wrote a blog recently about how changing your attitude can change your pathway to success. I decided to heed…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on September 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
I was once the bride of an enlisted sailor, who during the course of our marriage made the transition from enlisted to officer by finishing his college education. Once he had become an officer; he tackled the challenge of completing flight school to become a Naval Aviator. When he graduated from flight school and to represent his accomplishments, I had a pewter tankard engraved with…Continue
Seldom does some one board an elevator from an upper floor to ride the elevator up. Most of the time, if someone boards the elevator from an upper floor it is to ride back to the first floor. Therefore, when considering progress, why let someone impede your progression by not being on the project from the ground floor?
Please allow me to further develop this concept for…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
When I was a teenager, I had to have some extensive surgery that landed me in a wheel chair for a few months. Recently, one of my physical therapist from that adventure found me on Facebook and was compelled to share his story of that short part of my life. He was a new therapist when he took on my case and had heard how hard teenagers can be in cases like mine. He braced himself for a…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
When I was a child, I was the question asking machine. Now that I am an adult, I am the question asking machine. Not because I want to be annoying. I really want to understand why. Knowing the why helps me deliver on the expectations. Knowing the why gives me the follow through to see an opportunity to completion.
Understanding why gives me access to…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Best piece of advice I have been given as a manager: Always be teaching others how to be you. Inspire them to be gunning for your desk and to become you. Humbly step aside when they replace you. Without them to replace you, the opportunities of your advancement decline.
Right after that tidbit of wisdom was imparted on me, I was asked to spear head a rather large…Continue
During a department head meeting in which processes where being discussed, it became evident there was an information gap for our clients. Our recruiting team was reporting a break down in information regarding who we are, what we do and what we have to offer. The team shared how they answer certain questions over and over again. They reported the funny misconceptions that they often…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 9, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
My youngest sister was born premature and as a result had pulmonary problems as a child. Because she suffered from chronic asthma, there was little expectation for her to be a strong and healthy child. One of the therapies she was subjected to in an effort to strengthen her lungs, was swimming underwater. I am sure this started out as a terrifying experience for a young child who had…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 4, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
In a previous blog, I told a story about my father being deaf and how this becomes a superpower for him in business. (To read more on this back story, please visit “Seeing What People Say”) I had no idea what a gift my father had given me during my childhood until I became a…Continue
There are forks in the road in everyone’s lives. The pathway we choose when faced with at fork can sometimes dramatically alter our journey. I stood at one of those forks when I was invited to participate with The Landmark Forum. I heard about the cult rumors about this organization, but…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on July 5, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
After two years of struggling and scratching, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for the automotive industry as the Seven Horsemen of the Recovery have been spotted in cities and towns across the United States. Below is a brief description of each of the Seven Horsemen of the…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on July 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Sales letters are important tools for effective interactive marketing, lead generation and sales opportunities. Often, the first impression made upon a customer is from a sales letter. Selling is like dating. Imagine you are on a first date, would you present your best one-size-fits-all-everyone-is-the-same-generalize-for-the-masses…
Added by Stephanie Young on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments