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LifeSmartADDRESSING THE NEED

Dennis Trittin founded LifeSmart Publishing to help address the life skills deficit hindering today’s younger generation. Observation and research suggests this looming crisis is rooted in several cultural and institutional forces:

    1. increasing fragmentation of family life
    2. immature or absent parenting
    3. schools viewing character/life skills as the domain of parents and therefore focusing primarily on traditional subject matter; parents incorrectly assume schools are fully covering key life subjects (e.g., finance)
    4. inadequate youth employment opportunities
    5. harmful cultural messages from the media and entertainment industries

The end result is that our society is producing a generation of young adults largely unprepared to negotiate life, develop and maintain healthy life-long relationships, demonstrate honorable and effective leadership, build stable households, and succeed in a--- Read More
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Taking Responsibility: A Life Skill We All Need to Master

4/16/2018 12:38:13 AM

Here’s a hypothetical scenario to consider: It’s finals week, and you’ve spent the last few days studying and cramming (and drinking more caffeine than you care to admit). Deep down, you know you should have started studying earlier in the month, but with your intramural flag football games, your Instagram addiction, the spontaneous beach trips, and Netflix binge watching, there just wasn’t enough time! Although you’re doing all the “right things” now by--- Read More
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Parenting "To-Do's" for Parents of High School Seniors: April

4/10/2018 5:22:13 PM

Parents of high school seniors: Now that we are already in the middle of April, it’s a good time to start talking about their looming transition from high school to college or career). Few transitions bring as much joy, tears, and anxiety to parents as when their children leave home and begin life on their own. In many ways, this milestone is a parent’s defining moment. How will they do? Have we prepared them well? How will we adjust? In what ways will our relationships change? --- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Professionalism

4/2/2018 11:42:25 PM

A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it. ~Alistair Cooke   For young adults who are just entering the workforce, it can be an eye-opening experience. In a culture that has grown more coarse and casual by the year, and where parents and educators expect the other to take responsibility for building employability skills, many employers --- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Resilience

3/25/2018 11:39:58 PM

  If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark   You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be  the best thing in the world for you. ~Walt Disney   Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~Oprah Winfrey   Hard stuff happens. As much as we might wish that the path to success is a straight line, it’s not. In our personal lives, it might include loss, disappointments, mistakes, mistreatme--- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Friendliness

3/19/2018 11:25:03 PM

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels   Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief. ~Joseph Addison   Winning friends begins with friendliness. ~Dale Carnegie   “TGIF.” It’s arguably the most common weekly comment I hear or see on social media. Shared by people who can’t wait for the weekend. And, more often than not, by people who --- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Team Mindedness

3/12/2018 11:10:28 PM

  If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. ~Henry Ford   Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. ~Michael Jordan   None of us is as smart as all of us. ~Ken Blanchard     What do choirs, symphonies, NASA space launches, the Golden State Warriors, military operations, Olympic pair skating, successful marriages, hospital emergency rooms, business projects, and your favorite restaurant have in common? T--- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Commitment to Excellence

3/12/2018 11:07:35 PM

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. ~Henry Ford Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. ~Michael Jordan None of us is as smart as all of us. ~Ken Blanchard   What do choirs, symphonies, NASA space launches, the Golden State Warriors, military operations, Olympic pair skating, successful marriages, hospital emergency rooms, business projects, and your favorite restaurant have in common? The answer: their success depe--- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Positive Attitude

3/5/2018 5:47:13 PM

Have you noticed how some people see the glass half full and others, half empty? Or, given the same set of circumstances, some will rise to the occasion while others are consumed with fear and negativity? And, how truly successful people exude positivity and surround themselves with it?   Ask any employer or coach and they will take a B+ performer with an outstanding attitude over an A- performer with a negative attitude any day of the week. Attitude is a vital ingredient to both individu--- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Resourcefulness

2/26/2018 9:10:42 PM

"A resourceful person can see the opportunity when others only see obstacles." ~Garrett Gunderson   In a world that is changing faster than ever, and in a business environment that is more competitive than ever, today’s employers are facing challenges like never before. The implications on the workplace are profound:   More innovation is required just to keep up Product life cycles are shrinking so businesses need to be vigilant and nimble Low cost competitors like Amazon --- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Work Ethic/Motivation

2/19/2018 12:03:13 PM

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Winston Churchill The harder I work, the luckier I get. ~Samuel Goldwyn   It’s supposed to go like this: We convince the employer we’re the best person for the job. The employer agrees and offers it to us, complete with a compensation package. We accept the offer and celebrate, recognizing they could have easily offered the position to someone else. In return for the paycheck, we work our tails off, do --- Read More
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Qualities of Workplace Superstars: Dependability

2/12/2018 7:46:08 PM

I learned that, “Mike, you get your first job on your ability and every job after that  on your dependability.” ~Mike Royer   If your actions don’t live up to your words, you have nothing to say. ~Da Shanne Stokes   “You can count on me.” Hearing these words is every supervisor’s dream! Just as every parent loathes having to give reminders to their kids to do their chores or homework, bosses are in the same boat with their employees when --- Read More
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