professional development

What’s in a Label?

Labels are very important in life, aren’t they? We look at labels on our foods, drinks and medicines to find out if there’s anything in them that we – or our loved ones – are allergic to. You could even say that labels could mean the difference between life and death in this case. Too…

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Changes

Yes, I know it’s cliché to say the only constant in life is change. In fact, maybe change is just becoming the ‘normal’ because it seems like changes are coming at us almost every minute, every hour, every day. Last year, an article in Forbes suggested that “changes in technology represent the main challenge facing…

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Swimming with Sharks

There’s something about sharks. I think it might have started with the 1970s movie Jaws, but today we have a whole week dedicated to them on Animal Planet. Every time I hear about them on TV, I wonder — what is it about sharks that makes them so intriguing? I’ll admit that my favorite sharks…

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Are You the Expert?

I was meeting with a client recently when he told me that a potential vendor told him that they could provide “X” service, plus they could also do a press release. And he indicated some concern about that – wondering why a firm that claims to be an expert in X, would also have the…

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Loving What You Do

“Talent is cheap; dedication is costly.” It’s said to be a remark by an Italian art teacher to the great Michaelangelo very early in his career (see more at  https://bible.org/illustration/talent-cheap-dedication-costly). I first heard this phrase a few months ago when my pastor used it in a sermon. And I’ve been thinking about it on and…

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Summer Vacation – To Go or Not to Go

Summer is a cherished season for many of us in Michigan. Soaking up all the sun and warmth we can get, stealing away to “Up North” and getting in some rounds of golf (or other favorite sport) is just the tonic I need to recuperate from the cold of January. Summer vacation is a “must”…

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Our President Just Got a Bit Smarter

Sue Voyles, president of Logos Communications, Inc., recently received a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. She joins the ranks of approximately 6,000 program alumni nationally. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants gain practical skills in…

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Multi-tasking, the Myth

You’ve probably heard of MythBusters, the Discovery channel show that is now in its farewell season . When my kids were growing up, they were big MythBuster fans (what kid can resist watching things blow up or getting flattened like a pancake?). I personally like the idea of busting myths. There seems to be many…

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