Dear HCCUA Members:
There’s a tough conversation facing parents who
truly care about what their children are learning from them. It’s easily dodged
and rationalized as something better addressed at another time, and too easily
hidden beneath a surface appearance of propriety and health. It’s the
antithesis of what our parents often said to us – do as I say, not as I do –
which today has been exposed as a Clintonesque deflection of responsibility
stemming from ignorance and, perhaps, an unencumbered selfishness. Nobody
expects parents to be perfect. In fact, the way parents address their own
imperfections can effectively model desired behavior and values for children.
But when parents stick to their faulty guns with the stubborn resolve of an
addict, or worse, if they fail to recognize the insidious little ways their own
choices are poisoning the perceptions of their children, they are coming up
short on their report card of parental effectiveness. These parents need a wakeup
call, because the window of opportunity to make lasting impressions on our
children is short and closing fast, and the bad impressions are every bit as
enduring as the good ones.
Continue reading “September 2021 Newsletter” →
With unemployment at an outrageous high, it is crucial that
those of us with jobs or seeking a new job rise above the everyday problems and
embrace challenges in the work place.
Continue reading “The Pivotal Employee” →
With unemployment at an outrageous high, it is crucial that those of us with jobs or seeking a new job rise above the everyday problems and embrace challenges in the work place.
Employers want an employee that can be on time and show up with a smile. There is traffic everywhere and especially when you are rushing to get somewhere important, so make the extra effort to wake up slightly earlier to get out of the house with enough time to expect the unexpected. Furthermore, rushing can put most of us in a bitter mood which can ruin a first impression or image others have of you. Continue reading “The Pivotal Employee” →
With good time management, a person can get far more done than what they would otherwise. Time management can not only help one achieve many personal and career goals, but it can actually lead to a happy and less stressful life.
Here are a few time management tips to help get any time management problems in order so you spend more time on the tasks that will do the most good for you:
Write down all the things that you must do for a given period of time. The best time to do this is at the beginning of week. When you only rely on memory you are likely to forget something.
Decide what is most important to get done. Rate your tasks between 1 – 5, with number 1 being the most important and number 5 being the least important tasks. Now can work on this week’s task according to their priority. Continue reading “Time Management” →