Category Archives: Butz’s Blog

Start the Year Off SMART!

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP It’s that time again for making New Year’s resolutions. It’s a time-honored tradition all around the world. We hope for a better future—especially when the year we’re leaving behind has been a tough one. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Heard, Respected and Valued over Isolated, Ignored and Invisible

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP Do employees at your organization feel isolated, ignored and invisible…or included? People take jobs for a paycheck; they keep jobs when they feel a sense of purpose, appreciation and inclusion. In order to speak up … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Scorched by Burnout!

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP The holidays are a time for added stress; there is no arguing that point. But what if the issue is more severe? What if you are charred by burnout? If a colleague, friend or perhaps … Continue reading

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Blue is the New Black

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP Today social media sucks our attention and is said to breed anxiety. We’re so connected, yet our relationships are suffering. The new normal is anything but calming, with change continuing to be a constant. I … Continue reading

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Choose to See and Be Grateful

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP Are you lucky? Fortunate? Blessed? Deserving? Entitled? Or did you simply work super hard for the life you have? How you choose to answer that question is your prerogative. I look around and I see … Continue reading

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Do What You Do Best and Forget the Rest

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP In our fast-paced and fad-rich world we live in today, I see many companies (and individuals, for that matter) try “this” one week and “that” the next week. They attempt to be overly accommodating and … Continue reading

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Prescription for Pleasure

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP If there was a magic pill to make you feel happier, what would you pay for it and would you take it? Many people would consider paying a lot of green to avoid feeling blue. … Continue reading

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Do You Feel the Love at Work?

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP Creating a culture where people feel respected, valued, appreciated, heard and included requires another level of effort that may not be getting the attention and investment it needs. If you want to work in a … Continue reading

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12 Methods to Make Meetings More Meaningful

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP Why do some meeting facilitators excel at leading and managing meetings while others fail to maintain control, keep emotions in line, and can’t seem to enrich the experience so attendees are engaged and want to … Continue reading

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The Secret to Motivating Other People

Blog by Tracy Butz, CSP I’m often asked this question: Can you motivate someone else? The short answer is…absolutely not! No matter how hard you want it, no one can motivate someone else to do what they don’t want to … Continue reading

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