Author Archive for Jennifer Takagi

Go to Lunch!

Let’s talk about going to lunch. How many times have you left the office and at the end of the day and thought, “I am starving to death because I didn’t get to lunch” or “I got a bag of chips out of the vending machine and that was lunch”?  Well, let me tell you […]

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The Mini Vacay

Today I want to share what I call the mini vacay, short for mini vacation. It’s one of the chapters in my book Address the Stress, Tips and Tricks to Lead to Success.  I love mini vacays. Many years ago, I read a magazine article where the author said that you really must take three […]

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Confidence and How to Get It

Let’s talk about confidence. What does confidence look like? You know that person, that person who walks in a room and they just seem to own it and you’re thinking, “What? Where do they get all that confidence?”  Or that person who decides to start a new business and you’re thinking, “How do they even […]

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Resistance

Let’s look at managing change, either a big change initiative or even a small change in procedure. Lesson One:  Expect resistance.  Change, great or small, can become overwhelming for some people. Not all people, but some people. Everyone at some point is going to feel the stress of the change, but some people more than […]

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Build a Great Team Today!

You Can’t do it all yourself.  Build a team to help you achieve greater success. Click here to grab your 3 Steps to Build a Great Team Worksheet! As a leader, if you don’t build a great team, you will end up doing all the work yourself.  Your team will not be able to function […]

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How to Survive Boring Meetings!

Listen to this short Podcast on tips to help you survive your next boring meeting. Click here to listen! Download, Subscribe, and Review! Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability.  We all have to attend […]

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Take 5% Control

In a few short minutes, you can learn how to take more control of your life! Listen to this short podcast from New Manager Media, Manage Right From the Start. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nmm32-take-5-control/id1436089605?i=1000436051895

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Understanding Millennials

Each generation is described in sweeping generalizations. Some of the generalizations are fairly accurate but others are not. Recently I’ve heard a lot of negative talk about the newest generation entering the workforce. Now, it’s time to embrace the generation called Gen Y or more commonly, millennials.     One of the first principles we […]

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Can You Believe …

It’s been 3 years! I absolutely cannot believe it’s been 3 years since I graduated, aka retired,  from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Some parts of my mind think it has only been about a week.  In other parts, I don’t even remember that life I led!  Don’t get me wrong, I had […]

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Are You a Superhero Employee?

To rise to the top, you must commit to being a superhero employee who is dependable.

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