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Listen, Learn, Hire - Lisa Harrington
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Listen, Learn, Hire

By Lisa Harrington - Apr 11 2017


Have you noticed how the unemployment rate has been bouncing around a lot over the last few years? Up, down–up again–so that we might even be lulled into a sense of apathy–or aggravation. From an employer’s perspective, this could either be good news or bad news. Are there employees out there, or not? Are they […]

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Change is Change
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Change is Change

By Lisa Harrington - Mar 20 2017


Back in 2010 I wrote about the sky falling. Some days, even now, I still believe it. Back then our economy was in awful shape. Many businesses failed, and others struggle even today with the impact of what happened to our banking, housing, and economic systems. “The economy is at its worst” some even said. […]

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The Low Tech “To-Do” List
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The Low Tech “To Do” List

By Lisa Harrington - Feb 21 2017


I am a bit of a tech junkie. When the first PDA (personal data assistant) devices came out I jumped right on the bandwagon. I had a smartphone before Apple even made one. However, when it comes to my To-Do list, there is a simple, low tech method I’ve used for almost 30 years and […]

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Expectations

By Lisa Harrington - Jan 03 2017


One of life’s most difficult questions is “What do I want?”  Our society is so rich, so full of options, and so flexible and tolerant, that we have choices for nearly everything.  Even in our very worst economic times, we are the richest country on the planet. We can measure it in our obesity rates, […]

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Winners
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Winners

By Lisa Harrington - Jan 01 2017


The notion of “the team” has long been used as an analogy for managers to encourage their employees. The list of articles, books, quotes and philosophies that make comparisons related to sports and management is a long and valuable one. Sports celebrities routinely speak at business events and conference, bringing their expertise in the art […]

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The Lighthouse

By Lisa Harrington - Dec 01 2016


There are times when it doesn’t seem as if the right path will ever be clear.  Leaders have to make wonderful and terrible decisions every day, and don’t always have an obvious line drawn to the right choices. Anyone who has managed employees (or children, for that matter) will understand that empty, hollow feeling when […]

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Kindness

By Lisa Harrington - Nov 17 2016


It seems so easy to say: Be kind!  But, life is hard. Change is hard. And since life keeps changing, that makes leadership very hard. In a hard world it is difficult for us to take the time to be kind.  And the things we all agree needs to change to make things better, for […]

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A.C.E. the Test: Staying Positive in Changing Times Part 3 – Explore

By Lisa Harrington - Jun 03 2016


Maybe you can relate to this: do you ever feel like you’re driving the car down the road while the car is still being built? As the leader of your team, you must set an example, so perhaps this article will help you keep up your morale and motivation––internally and externally. Pause to consider. You […]

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A.C.E. the Test: Staying Positive in Changing Times Part 2 – Continue

By Lisa Harrington - May 23 2016


Maybe you can relate to this: do you ever feel like you’re driving the car down the road while the car is still being built? As the leader of your team, you must set an example, so perhaps this article will help you keep up your morale and motivation––internally and externally. Pause to consider. You […]

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A.C.E. the Test: Staying Positive in Changing Times Part 1 – Accept

By Lisa Harrington - May 17 2016


A few years ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association (IIABA) Fall Leadership Conference in San Francisco. While there, I had the opportunity to make a presentation about how to deal with change, especially given the interesting times in which we live.  The great recession had just started, […]