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"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Volume 2, Issue 11-- December 2005
ISSN 1556-3820

In This Issue

Note From Regina  |  Resources  |  Survey 
    What's New  |  About Regina | Blog

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Note From Regina

Some of you indicated that you had trouble accessing the Breaking Barriers article featured in our November newsletter. Click here to read the article.

Giving Thanks

December is always a busy month and like most of you my business and personal life shift into overdrive as I begin celebrating the holiday season. This year is no exception. In fact, the pace felt even more daunting when I took a two-week personal leave of absence from my business to tend to family after experiencing the death of my beloved grandmother two days before Thanksgiving.

As a result, I am behind in everything by about two weeks. This month I had to evaluate and prioritize my options carefully including whether to send out a December newsletter. Should I send the newsletter out late or let the year go by without thanking all of you for the impact that you have had on me personally and professionally? Those of you who know me personally know that it is not in my nature to let an opportunity like this go by.

So, I’ll keep it short and sweet. I want to personally thank each and every one of you, my faithful readers, for your support during the past year. As a way to thank you, if there is something that I may do personally to help you move your personal or professional goals forward in 2006, please send me an email at info@redladder.com. Please include 2006 Goals in the subject line so that I will give your email top priority.

If you have been pleased with the content of this newsletter during the past year, perhaps you can help me too. One of my goals for 2006 is to grow my subscriber base. How can you help me? Please share this newsletter with other women and men that you feel can benefit from it. If you don’t feel comfortable forwarding this newsletter perhaps you will consider sending me a testimonial or a question that you’d like me to respond to. I love hearing from my readers!

In closing, I wish you much peace, prosperity and success in the coming new year. Here’s to a fabulous 2006!

Sincerely,
Regina Barr

Resources

A Little Gratitude Goes a Long Way in the Workplace - This article from the Washington Post offers tips for expressing gratitude in the workplace.

Being Grateful All Year - Not Just on Thanksgiving - Can Make a Difference to Your Health and Your Business - The holidays can be a time of both joy and stress. This article discusses how you can incorporate the practice of gratitude in the workplace in order to create positive changes in your business all year 'round.

Survey

Red Ladder is moving to a quarterly survey format. Look for our next survey during the first quarter 2006. Have a question for Red Ladder? Send to: info@redladder.com

What's New

Red Ladder is growing and we are delighted to introduce our newest team member. Please join us in welcoming Lori Grams, Marketing Specialist, to the Red Ladder team!

Interested in hearing Regina speak? Here are some of Regina's upcoming programs:

January 27, 2006, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Your Professional ROI, Minneapolis, MN.
February 14, 2006, St. Thomas University, Networking for Success, Minneapolis, MN.
February 24, 2006, Financial Women International Golden West District Conference, Her Place at the Table, Laguna Beach, CA.

Contact us at info@redladder.com for information on how to register.

About Regina
Regina Barr, President of Red Ladder, Inc., holds a BBA, an MBA and an MA in human development. With over seventeen years in the financial services industry, Regina has a broad range of leadership experience in product, sales, and marketing. Red Ladder provides people development services for individuals and organizations with a goal of developing people and inspiring success. In addition, Regina has a special passion for helping companies attract, develop and retain women leaders.

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