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Success Coach Carolyn R. Owens knows exactly what it takes to succeed. In her leadership blog she shares her wisdom about personal and professional success.

Temporary Employees Offer A Fresh Perspective

By Carolyn R. Owens | Jul 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Temporary Employees Offer A Fresh Perspective

  In the past many companies only thought to hire temporary employees during the holidays. Now, more and more employers are hiring them all year long. Why? Because temporary employees offer a company the flexibility to resolve short term concerns in a cost effective way.  Not sure how temporary employees can benefit your company? Let’s […]

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What Was I Supposed To Be Doing?

By Carolyn R. Owens | Jul 21, 2017 | Comments Off on What Was I Supposed To Be Doing?
memory loss

Lately it seems as though I keep forgetting little things. Where I put my glasses, my keys, the charger for my cell phone, you get the idea. I know it’s a normal part of aging to become a little forgetful but I am too young for that! If you find yourself in the same situation, […]

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How To Deal With A Co-Worker Who Gossips

By Carolyn R. Owens | Jun 20, 2017 | Comments Off on How To Deal With A Co-Worker Who Gossips

Some people just love to gossip. They can find anything to gossip about even in the workplace. They will gossip about the company, boss, co-workers, customers whatever they can come up with. Often leaders will ignore the gossip not recognizing the negative impact it has on the organization. Gossip impacts morale and productivity. It can […]

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What To Do When You’re Unsure Of Which Career Path to Take

By Carolyn R. Owens | May 12, 2017 | Comments Off on What To Do When You’re Unsure Of Which Career Path to Take
Women who is unsure of which career path to take thinking about different careers

Deciding on which career path to choose can be a very difficult decision. Even though you may have studied a particular subject in high school or college, there may be some uncertainty around your decision. Your parents may have certain expectations of a career path you should take. Or, if you have been working for some […]

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Define Your Own Success…

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Define Your Own Success…

 Today I wanted to share a simple thought for you to reflect on…. Are you living the life YOU truly desire to live or are you living a life someone else created for you? You have to define success on YOUR own terms. Don’t live the life someone else has designed for you, build a […]

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5 Strategies to Stop Being a Micro-Manager

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 30, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Strategies to Stop Being a Micro-Manager

  Are you guilty of being a micro-manager? During my military career, I had the privilege of learning and working for a micro-manager; it was exhausting. The reality is that there are more leaders who micro-manage then those who don’t. For the most part, their viewpoint is the only way to get something done correctly […]

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The Practice of Gratitude – Resources to get you started

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 30, 2016 | Comments Off on The Practice of Gratitude – Resources to get you started

  In my last article I shared ideas on how you can start your own practice of gratitude. Many people only focus on gratitude during the holiday season, from mid-November through December. With all the benefits that come from practicing gratitude you should practice it all year long. I wanted to close out this series […]

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The Practice of Gratitude – Let’s Get Started

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 28, 2016 | Comments Off on The Practice of Gratitude – Let’s Get Started

  In my last few articles I discussed the power of having a practice of gratitude which includes giving and receiving and practicing gratitude during the bad times. Many people only focus on gratitude during the holiday season, from mid-November through the end of December. Studies have shown there is a true benefit in having a practice of […]

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The Practice of Gratitude During the Bad Times

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 27, 2016 | Comments Off on The Practice of Gratitude During the Bad Times

  Over the last couple of articles I have written, I talked about the power of having a practice of gratitude which includes giving and receiving. But, what happens when things aren’t going well in your life. The times when you are hurting and you just don’t have it in you to be the happy, […]

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The Practice of Gratitude: Giving and Receiving

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 26, 2016 | Comments Off on The Practice of Gratitude: Giving and Receiving

  With the holiday season upon us, you hear and see a lot of information being shared about gratitude. Practicing gratitude is something that should be done year round, not just during the last two months of the year. Have you ever stopped to think about what your life would be like if you practiced […]

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