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Planning Your Next Levy: You Can’t Afford to Wait

Posted by Tom Speaks on Jan 16, 2019 9:59:21 AM

The worst time to begin communicating the details of a new levy is when you go on the ballot.

If voters are suddenly made aware of a levy when it's only a few months before they cast their ballots, they’ll probably think your school district or organization is up to something! This leads to distrust and skepticism.

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Topics: Levy, Education, Communications, School Districts

Moral Purpose: Understanding Why You Do What You Do

Posted by Tom Speaks on Dec 19, 2018 9:01:03 AM

We’ve all heard someone say, “It took me forever to finish this,” or “I worked overtime last night.” We often share details about what we’ve done, but we rarely talk about the meaning.

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Topics: Work Environment, Employee retention, Motivation, Appreciology, Marketing, Employee satisfaction, Business Development

The Ultimate Metaphor for Personal Growth: The Bamboo Tree

Posted by Tom Speaks on Nov 27, 2018 1:18:00 PM
  • Do you have a goal set for yourself, but others cannot see it?
  • Do you have something that matters to you, but others cannot comprehend its depth?
  • Are you striving for something, but aren’t seeing results?
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Topics: Work Environment, Motivation, Appreciology, Employee satisfaction, Engagement

How to Get People to Do What You Ask: Lessons in Motivation

Posted by Tom Speaks on Oct 17, 2018 7:55:10 AM

Your staff members, spouse, friends, kids – why is it so difficult to get people to do what you want without having to nag them?

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Topics: Work Environment, Employee retention, Motivation, Appreciology, Employee satisfaction

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