Category Archives: Risk-Taking

People in the WOWplace aren’t afraid to take reasonable and appropriate risks to benefit everyone.

50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #49: Be the WOW in a World Full of OWs!

Tip #49: Be the WOW in a world full of OWs! Correct something that someone else has done wrong. Even if you weren’t the cause, if there’s a way you can be the solution, you will create a WOW. Things … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #45: Be the Opposite

Tip #45: Be the opposite If no one else is doing something, you do it; if everyone is doing it, you do something else. Don’t let excuses hold you back! Not to pick on the construction industry, but almost every … Continue reading

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5 WOW Ideas to Brighten Your Workplace All Year Round!

With the holiday season behind us (when it’s easy to find fun ideas to tie in our brand and efforts with the beauty of the season), we must continue to look for FUN ideas we can use to brighten our workplaces ALL year round. … Continue reading

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Teens Helping Teens in the True Holiday Spirit

It’s easy to forget just how caring people can be – and how a small group of individuals can make a difference for others. Well, I’d like to share a story of how a small group of teen students came … Continue reading

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To Serve Clients Properly, Sometimes You Have to Rock the Boat

Administrative Professionals and other service-based representatives are taught to always “smooth things over” and make problems go away.  They are the problem-solvers, the ones to whom responsibility often falls for getting things done, especially in the face of obstacles. However, … Continue reading

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Talent + Creativity + Action = WOW!

This post expands on my recent post about not slamming down potentially useable, patentable, creative ideas just because… “No one else has ever done it” or “Someone else has probably done it” or “I’ve never done that before.” The reason I … Continue reading

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WOW Job Interviews Turn Into Job Offers!

Too many people are struggling to get job offers, even when they have interviews for jobs they are highly qualified to perform. The best solution for this challenge is to use a Skills Portfolio to differentiate yourself from every other … Continue reading

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Johnny the Bagger Shows Us How to Create WOW Experiences

This video has made its way to a lot of people, so you may already have seen the story of Johnny the Bagger, told by my friend and speaking colleague, Barbara Glanz. If you haven’t seen it before, you’re in … Continue reading

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The American Dream is Alive and WOW!

Given the economic climate in recent years, it’s tempting to give in to the belief that it is next to impossible to achieve the American Dream. Therefore, it’s doubly heart-warming to see its recent realization in a true rags-to-riches story! In … Continue reading

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Create an Impossible WOW

Even though we know it’s impossible to fly without support, I would have thought this type of illusion was also impossible… but apparently it’s not.  The lesson here is to believe in the power of the human spirit and in our … Continue reading

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