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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." 



Unhappy at Work? Get a Mentor!

By toe | Feb 6, 2018

  Ask any successful person and they will tell you that they didn’t achieve success alone. Most had a mentor. Mentors are those who have experience in the business world and are willing to help you, having your best interest at heart. This could be a teacher, a coach or a friend willing to help…

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Bored at Work? Here’s What You Can Do

By toe | Jan 19, 2018

Two Tips to Overcome Complacency at Work   Do you lack energy? Are you bored with your job? Here are two quick tips to get those “happy” endorphins flowing and get you reengaged in your day. Tip One – Exercise: Exercising releases endorphins, which ultimately produce more energy and put you in a better mood.…

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How to Be Happy at Work

By toe | Dec 29, 2017

Being Happy at Work starts with aligning your personal needs with the job and company you work for. Many people find themselves unhappy at work and blame their unhappiness on a bad boss, a caustic work environment, coworkers they can’t relate to, a lack of appreciation and low pay. While these reasons may be valid,…

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Fun With Balloons Leads to Better Business Results

By toe | Dec 12, 2017

I use balloons to build teams. Why? Because balloons are fun. They bring out the inner kid in people by tapping into that creativity exuded so naturally as children. Statistics tell us that when people are having fun at work they will:   Be happier Be more creative Be more engaged Deliver better customer service…

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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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