Liz Scavnicky-Yaekle


The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

August 25, 2016
The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

The 2016 Summer Olympics are a reminder that the ability to bounce back from setbacks is a key characteristic of top performers.  Dale Carnegie said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”   Here are...
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The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

August 24, 2016
The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

The 2016 Summer Olympics are a reminder that the ability to bounce back from setbacks is a key characteristic of top performers.  Dale Carnegie said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”   Here are...
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Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

August 18, 2016
Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

When Gallup asked employees who were considering a career change or had recently switched employers to rate particular factors that influenced their decisions, the results were a bit surprising.  Most employers assume that the primary motivator for a career change is increased income, however as the results show, other factors are more important.  According...
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Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

August 11, 2016
Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

If you’ve ever driven a vehicle to your vacation destination, at some point, you had to refill its tank.  Likewise, if you don’t refuel, you will come to a complete stop.  The same can be said for your brain—if you don’t take a vacation, eventually you will deplete your brain’s reserve pool of power. ...
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Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

August 4, 2016
Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

Do you wish you felt more confident when speaking one-on-one or to a large group of people? If so, you aren’t alone. According to the Wall Street journal, public speaking is the #1 fear in America. Graduates of the Dale Carnegie Course for Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills for Success report that they...
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Three Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

July 29, 2016
Three Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

There is hope for insomniacs and the super stressed thanks to the mental health movement called positive psychology.  Proponents of this movement contend that the stress itself is not the culprit of ill effects such as insomnia, but how people think about it and their resulting reactions.  Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what you...
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Four Resume Tips to Land the Job Interview

July 20, 2016
Four Resume Tips to Land the Job Interview

Last week week, Gallup reported that U.S. job creation held steady at an eight-year high in June. The Job Creation index score remains at its high of +33. The score represents 44% of employees who say that their employer is hiring employees and expanding the size of its workforce. More good news—Gallup also reported...
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Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

July 14, 2016
Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

Despite dozens of deranged cruise ship stories—from crashing into a giant rock to dozens of onboard illnesses, millions of Americans continue to cruise.  In fact, the number of passengers carried by the cruise industry has grown year-on-year and is expected to exceed 24 million in 2018.  If you’ve cruised before, you most likely have experienced...
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Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

July 7, 2016
Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

Who is your all-time favorite teacher?  Most likely, it was someone who took a sincere interest in you and cared deeply about you.  This mentor understood your goals and dreams, and did everything possible to help you attain them.  You probably still remember his or her wise adages which you apply in your current...
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Three Busyness Myths Debunked

June 24, 2016
Three Busyness Myths Debunked

If your schedule is constantly jam-packed and you lack any semblance of balance, have you considered that you may have fallen into the busyness trap?  You may, not even be aware of your busyness addiction as you rush through your daily routine.  I was that person—voice activating text messages in route to meetings; checking...
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