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"My mission is to engage your employees and create a safe and happy workplace. As a former Southwest Airlines leader, I acquired the skills and knowledge to establish a loyal workforce your customers will love and your competitors will envy." 

 

 

Confused? How to Find the Right Career Path to a Happy Work Experience

By toe | Dec 4, 2017

Welcome to my continuing series on tips to be happy with your job.   You’ve just graduated from college and looking for the right job. Or you’ve been working for a while and are not making the progress you want. You’ve spent money educating yourself and time working at a job, and now you need…

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Commitment to Health Leads to a Happier Workplace

By toe | Dec 2, 2017

In our continuing series highlighting the “Culture of Commitment” at General Insulation, we feature employees who are committed to health and wellness.   In the interviews we hoped to hear stories of successful weight loss, exercise and eating habit changes, and we did. What we didn’t expect was to hear about the impact being healthy made…

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Halloween – a Team Building/Community Awareness/Customer Bonding Experience

By toe | Dec 2, 2017

  Make Halloween a Team Building/Community Awareness/Customer Bonding Experience Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. In earlier blogs I’ve talked about how everyone has an inner child in them that likes to have fun. Top employers have discovered that by tapping into this inner child, they help employees become…

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Thanksgiving – Appreciating Others

By toe | Nov 22, 2017

  Statistics Say 69% of employees say they would work harder if they felt their efforts were better recognized. 78% said being recognized motivates them in their job. When managers recognize their employees’ performance, they increase employee engagement by nearly 60%.     And yet, 65% of Americans report receiving no recognition or appreciation during…

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People Helping People: From Massachusetts to Texas

By toe | Nov 5, 2017

    The Lighthouse Charity Team was proud to receive the donation of children’s items from the First Parish Preschool in Norwell, Massachusetts. The  Hitchcock community is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and many residents are still living in hotels, with relatives, etc. while houses are under repair.         …

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A Culture of International Commitment – USA and Beyond

By toe | Oct 25, 2017

In our continuing series highlighting the “Culture of Commitment” at General Insulation, this article features two employees that take the culture to a whole new dimension – the international community.   Meet Emilio Rodriguez Jr., Export Sales Manager, Caribbean/Latin America   I was born in Cuba. When the Castro regime took over, my father, a…

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High Performance in Action during Hurricane Harvey

By toe | Oct 9, 2017

Bringing Unity to Community During Disaster Lighthouse Charity Team in Action Hurricane Harvey roared ashore battering the small coastal town of Rockport, Texas. It then quickly made its way to Houston bringing record-breaking torrential rainfall causing one of the worst flooding events in Houston’s history.   This story begins with Sheriff’s Deputy John Bertolino Sr.,…

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National Boss’ Day – What Will You Do For Your Boss?

By toe | Oct 9, 2017

  It was 1993. I was flying from Houston to Dallas on Southwest Airlines seated next to Carol. We were both employees of Southwest, she a Customer Service Agent and I a Marketing Manager. “You know what today is”, she asked? “Yes”, I replied, “it’s National Boss’ Day”. “Well”, she continued, “we happen to have…

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“Do Something Nice Day” – What will you do for your employees?

By toe | Oct 3, 2017

Research from industry experts such as Mercer, Gallup, and Hewitt proves the best way to show employees that you care is to recognize and reward them. Take the time on October 5th,  “Do Something Nice Day”,  to surprise your team. People who feel appreciated will be more invested in your company, work harder and give…

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