Leadership Lessons

27 09, 2018

Start Your Day Off Right

2018-09-27T15:29:36-07:00September 27th, 2018|

How do you start off your morning in a way that puts you in your best possible attitude for the day? When you want to have a day of excellence, it makes a difference to start with an effective routine. All of us have a morning routine already whether we think we are creatures of habit or not. If you look back over the last week at what you did  Read more »

17 08, 2018

Take Time for Summertime

2018-08-17T10:47:56-07:00August 17th, 2018|

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine... it’s summertime!” Kenny Chesney has it right – summertime is here, and it seems to brighten everyone’s mood. Now we find ourselves in August already and the summer days are passing by. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we enjoy the summer months when the days get warm and long, and we can end our evenings with unmatched sunsets. Through  Read more »

13 07, 2018

Leader vs. Finisher

2018-08-14T16:11:10-07:00July 13th, 2018|

  Leader vs. Finisher By Graham Youtsey Soccer is loved by millions, yet detested by almost as many. Kind of like the POTUS now that I think of it.  A huge soccer fan myself, I have joined the more than 3 billion viewers of the World Cup. Clint Dempsey is one of the top players in the US and one of the best American players ever. He has played in  Read more »

21 06, 2018

Calm Your Busy Mind

2018-06-21T14:45:32-07:00June 21st, 2018|

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning and you have settled in at your desk to prioritize your day. With your top three important tasks clearly outlined, you dive into the first project. Before you even realize it has happened your mind has wandered away from what you are working on. You find yourself thinking about the school function you need to attend this evening and you can’t forget to leave  Read more »

31 05, 2018

Time for Reinvention?

2018-05-31T13:18:43-07:00May 31st, 2018|

Do you feel lost? Are there challenges in your life that seem insurmountable? The past month I have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of people at conferences. Driven, hardworking, and fun people. Underneath the facade I could sense trepidation and fear, it was in their eyes. I would find myself sitting in a chair in the lobby of a hotel next to someone pouring out their biggest fears. Some shared that  Read more »

25 04, 2017

Time for a Spring Clean Up

2018-02-22T15:16:39-08:00April 25th, 2017|

The season is changing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and our teams at MSNW are preparing for Spring cleanups at our client businesses and properties. Spring is the rebirth of creation and it is a delight to see bulbs poking their heads out of the ground, colorful buds appearing on the trees, and waking to the music of happy birds. One of the gifts of Spring is that it seems  Read more »

14 03, 2017

Leadership Lessons – The Power of TEAM

2018-02-22T14:58:00-08:00March 14th, 2017|

Every year we choose a new theme at Management Services Northwest, and in 2017 our Corporate Theme is “T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Accomplishes More." This year we want to work together to be a high functioning, highly effective team with a laser focus on our mission to be the company of highest reliability. This season I have been observing what makes teams successful from watching young high schoolers play basketball.   Read more »

16 02, 2017

How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions?

2018-02-22T14:45:54-08:00February 16th, 2017|

Just two months into the New Year and approximately 75% of us, according to a recent health poll, have already given up on those New Year's Resolutions we made for 2017. Individuals make resolutions as they desire change.  However, when it comes down to the commitment and hard work required to accomplish them, most people don't have the bandwidth and consequently drop out in a matter of weeks. Below are  Read more »

9 12, 2016

Leadership Lessons – Finding Peace this Holiday Season

2018-02-22T14:57:11-08:00December 9th, 2016|

It seems everywhere you go in December, people are rushing around in a frenzy to get ready for the Holiday season.  People ask, "Are you ready for Christmas?" I don't think they are asking about the real meaning of Christmas, meaning instead "do you have your Christmas cards out; is your shopping done yet; are you set for your parties?" Why are we so busy being busy? You have heard  Read more »

17 11, 2016

Leadership Lessons – Kidnapped by the Urgent

2018-02-22T15:00:30-08:00November 17th, 2016|

My family and I love to visit beautiful Victoria, British Columbia and enjoy the world famous Buskers Festival. The walkways along the waterfront are filled with street performers from all over the world mesmerizing us with their comedy shows and juggling acts, and daring feats from balancing atop high poles to fire throwing. As leaders in fast paced businesses going 7 days a week, we can often feel like a street  Read more »