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A free gift to give

on Mar 24, 2020 11:14:52 AM By | Deanna Singh | 3 Comments | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
We all have a free gift that we can give the world.  It only takes a couple of seconds and my grandmother, Big Mama, was the master at giving this gift.  Want to know what it is?  Find out below!
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Why so serious?

on Mar 17, 2020 11:18:57 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
No one could tell a joke like Big Mama. She was always great at keeping things in perspective especially when people were stressed.  This week's vlog is about how humor can help you get past serious situations.
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Keepin' it 100!

on Mar 10, 2020 10:46:41 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
'Big Mama' kept it 💯 all the time!  She was an authentic person no matter who she met.  This week's vlog is about staying true to yourself no matter who you meet in your Purposeful Hustle.
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Swinging the Door Open for Others

on Mar 5, 2020 9:27:23 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
*New Series*  My grandmother -- affectionately known as 'Big Mama' -- was a big and wonderful personality!  She could light up a room with a smile.  I've used many of the lessons she taught me in my career and I want to share them with you in my new vlog series. 
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Trying to protect the team from the crazy

on Feb 25, 2020 11:31:50 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
Do you try to protect your team by taking on all of the hard stuff yourself? If so, you are doing yourself and your team a disservice. They need to see the dragons too! How do I know? I have done it too!
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All About Culture

on Feb 18, 2020 11:51:08 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
A company's success is largely dependent on its culture.  There's a saying: "culture eats strategy for breakfast."  Before you take on a position at a new company, are you taking time to examine its culture?  I didn't at first and it got me into hot water. Learn about the value of considering culture in this week's #Failsume.
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Unreasonable Workloads

on Feb 11, 2020 11:46:24 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
Are you placing an unreasonable workload on yourself to get things done? One time I stressed myself out at work while trying to go to graduate school, be a new mother, and work a fulltime job.  Check out this week's fail in the #Failsume.
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Are they up for the challenge

on Feb 6, 2020 1:54:16 PM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
The Failsume is back!  What happens when you don't bring the proper expertise and instead you work with somebody who's just not ready for the current challenge?  Find out what I do to avoid this mistake!    
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Throwing in the Towel of Technology

on Oct 30, 2019 11:05:46 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
This week's Failsume is the time I thought I could design my website and it turned out...I really couldn't.  I chose The Friends of Distinction's "Going in Circles" because if you don't ask for the right help and hire the right technical expertise, you'll end up going in circles trying to get things done!   
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Hire slow, fire fast

on Oct 24, 2019 1:10:57 PM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Initiative leadership personal development
This week's Failsume is all about hiring slow and firing fast.  It's associated with Gladys Knight & the Pips' "Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye)" Have you been the boss who has kept people in positions for far too long?  Me too!  Found out more about my fail below!    A Failsume is a list of all my failures and mistakes throughout my career.  The purpose of sharing this information is for you to learn what to avoid when faced with the same situations.   
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