Management Services Northwest

Management Musings – Count Your Blessings

November 17, 2014

Remember learning the song as a child, “Count your many blessings, name them one by one….”? If you are like me, you will now be humming this song and will have it in your head for the rest of the day. In this Season of Thanksgiving, it is a great time for us all to Read More…

Management Musings – Continuous Improvement

October 9, 2014

My office window looks out on a beautiful maple tree changing into vibrant fall colors of red, yellow and orange.  I am enjoying our crisp fall weather, but have to admit mourning the change of season a bit.  What a beautiful summer season we had in the Northwest this year, and I hope you found Read More…

Management Musings – Who do you see in the mirror?

July 31, 2014

I like this picture of a small kitten who looks at its reflection in the mirror and sees a mighty lion. How we see ourselves is directly related to how we portray ourselves to the outside world. If we feel small with not much to offer, we won’t invest in ourselves and will limit what Read More…

Management Musings – Take Time for Summertime

June 30, 2014

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine…it’s summertime!” Kenny Chesney has it right – summer days are here and it seems to brighten everyone’s mood. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we look forward to summer when the days get warm and long, and we can end our evenings with unmatched sunsets.  Read More…

Management Musings – Am I Ready to Take Responsibility?

May 22, 2014

I am currently a student in the SmithBucklin Leadership Institute led by Henry Givray, CEO of SmithBucklin where we are studying the qualities and characteristics of effective leadership.  Henry speaks of earning leadership’s invitation as it must be invited not forced.  When we have earned it, it is a high honor and great obligation we Read More…

Management Musings: Upstairs Downstairs – Everyone Matters

April 29, 2014

I am sure I am not the only one who watched only one or two episodes and got hooked on Downton Abbey. It is mesmerizing to go back in time to the early 1900’s and experience along with the Downton family the excitement and challenge of this period. What it must have been like to Read More…

Management Musings – Time for a Spring Clean Up

March 17, 2014

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 Read More…

Management Musings – I Love My Work

February 13, 2014

February is the month of love, and so I have to ask:  Do you love your work? As we spend the majority of our lives in a career, shouldn’t our work be something we love?   A recent survey sponsored by Monster.com and conducted by market research firm GFK found 22% of workers in the U.S. Read More…

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