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4 Creative Ways of Resolving Conflict

By Marvae Eikanas | September 17, 2019 | 2 Comments

What makes a story great? The conflict! There is an obstacle, tension, trial – something that must be overcome. It’s the process, including the twists and turns that makes a story gripping. That’s why the best books, TV shows, or movies revolve around a conflict. Here’s an amusing example from The Office of conflict, although…

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Conquering Conflict: Understanding Different Behavioral Styles

By Marvae Eikanas | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A world without conflict – it sounds dreamy right? It’s just not very realistic! After all, siblings naturally engage in conflict from the start. It would be nice if conflict was limited to childhood, yet conflict is a factor in our relationships at home and at work! I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys being…

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Servant Leadership – What’s the Big Deal?

By Marvae Eikanas | August 27, 2019 | 2 Comments
Servant Leadership

Traditionally, leadership has been about being the boss and utilizing your power and authority to get stuff done and accomplish the mission of the organization. However, there are compelling reasons why servant leadership is a better way to go! Servant leadership has been advocated by many well-known leaders, like Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. The…

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By Marvae Eikanas | August 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

What if you could BREAK THROUGH and get the results you’re after personally and/or professionally PLUS, enjoy peace and joy in your life? It’s possible! SIGN UP HERE! Sometimes you don’t even know what needs to change or how to go about making those changes to get where you want to be. That’s what BREAK…

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Strong Leadership – It Takes Three!

By Marvae Eikanas | August 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

Curious about what makes for strong leadership…stick with me! During the Today Show this morning, they were discussing the #sponCon wedding contest that has going right now. The prize: a free honeymoon. That sounds amazing, but wait until you hear the rest of it! In order to qualify for the drawing to win that…

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5 Traits the Best Leaders Have In Common

By Marvae Eikanas | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Best Leaders

Over the years I have worked under a variety of leaders. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that working under a great leader is pure joy, and working under a not so great leader is frustrating, stressful, and discouraging. The leader you work under has a whole lot to do with…

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What’s Your Fear Monster’s Name?

By Marvae Eikanas | July 30, 2019 | 10 Comments

Inside me is a monster; a Fear Monster! Most of the time he slumbers peacefully and goes unnoticed. The monster can hibernate for days, weeks, even months, and then suddenly be awakened! The moment the monster stirs, things begin to spin, I lose perspective, and chaos ensues. This past weekend, the monster was roused and…

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4 Tips to Banishing Burnout

By Marvae Eikanas | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Burnout is a very real possibility, and not just for those Type A folks that are predisposed to being ambitious and driven. Burnout happens to all personality types. It’s a sign of unmet needs, which leads to striving, doing life backwards, or your Fear Monster is running the show. While blaming might make you feel…

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Make Decisions Like A Pro

By Marvae Eikanas | July 16, 2019 | 2 Comments

Los Cabos, Mexico just happens to be a favorite spot for me and my husband. Several months ago, we booked the corner room that overlooks the water at a favorite hotel…again! Then recently we learned that there would be some major construction going on right outside our door during the time we’d be there. Not…

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7 “Wakes” That Throw Me Off Balance

By Marvae Eikanas | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Always eager to strut her stuff, my adorable almost 21 month-old granddaughter proudly walked from one end of the pontoon boat to the other; back and forth again and again. Under ordinary circumstances, such pacing wouldn’t be all that impressive. However, on this particular day, the lake was anything but smooth. Keeping your balance on…

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