Management Services Northwest

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: 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…

Management Musings – Resolution

January 13, 2014

The New Year is here and with it many of us make resolutions.  Why?  Most likely because there is something in our life we wish to change or improve on.  I am sure that all of us can think of resolutions we have made at the start of the year:  This year I am going Read More…

Management Musings: What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?

December 16, 2013

Janelle Bruland, CEO   The cold winter winds have blown the grey skies away to beautiful blue this week, giving us a new look at the majestic mountains that surround us.  I am once again awestruck by the beauty of the place in which we have the privilege to live. As we move toward the Read More…

Management Musings – Alignment is Critical for Team Success

November 18, 2013

Leadership can be considered a privilege or a burden.  John Maxwell, who is one of my favorite teachers and authors on business says, “A Leader Knows the Way, Goes the Way, and Shows the Way”.   This can be a daunting job sometimes especially in the turbulent times we are living in, however I consider it Read More…

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