Do You Know the Real Value of Your Work?

Recently I had the opportunity to get my shoes shined in the Denver airport. The young man who shined my shoes was friendly as I got settled in the chair and respectful when I started to read e-mail on my phone. This was obviously not his first pair of shoes to shine, as he did a very thorough job. When I stepped down from the stand, he proudly asked, “What do you think?” I responded, “They look great. How much do I owe you?” He responded, “Whatever you want to pay. Pay me what you think it was worth.” Wow! When was the last time you had someone who was so confident in his/her work that he/she allowed you to decide how much should be paid for the service? This is certainly a risky approach t

Why You Need to Be Comparing Yourself to Others

Since we were kids we’ve been comparing ourselves to those around us. We have a great lunch, but the kid sitting next to us has a better lunch. We have nice clothes, but the kid next door has better clothes. We have a great backpack, but the kid across the aisle on the bus has a backpack just a little nicer than ours. It never seemed to matter what we had — someone always had something better. Even though we were told to never compare ourselves to others, I suppose nothing has changed since we’ve become adults. We have a great car, but the guy in the next office has a better car. We have a nice house, but the boss has a nicer house. We have a good paying job, but our friend has a great payin

How Are You Using the Extra Hour in Your Day?

Twice a year we follow this silly ritual of turning our clocks forward and backward. We follow this ridiculous ritual as a result of Congress. In 1966 the Uniform Time Act was enacted to provide the basic framework for switching between standard time and Daylight Saving Time. If you didn’t have a reason to dislike Congress before now, this should give you a good reason. Actually, most people don’t complain when we get to “fall back” as we did this past weekend. The extra hour is cherished by many. The serious complainers come out in the spring when we are forced to “spring forward.” The loss of a single hour seems to be devastating to a large number of people. You would think the time change

Clint Swindall, CSP

- Speaker, Trainer & Author

Clint is a seasoned professional speaker you can depend on to educate, entertain, and engage. Clint Swindall understands the power of engagement. He understands the critical roles both leaders and employees play in building a culture of engagement, and how a focused effort for both can dramatically improve an organization. Here in his blog he shares some of his knowledge and understanding of people to help you where you are in your personal and business life.

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—Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader

"If you want to have a team where leaders and employees are working hand-in-hand to build a culture of employee engagement, then you need to read this book. I'm confident it will help you become a weekday warrior." —Jon Gordon bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Soup

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