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Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 2d ago

How to disagree – gracefully

Disagreements are normal when working on a project, vision or strategy. I have always felt a successful end game needs to have different points of view to achieve a positive outcome. Now, th...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 4d ago

Asking the question for clarity

Recently, a client suggested that asking questions shows ignorance.  Smart people ask questions for clarity and to connect to the issue. I like starting the question with a how or a what. Th...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 1W ago

Lessons from successful folks

A recent Chicago Tribune business section piece about critical lessons from successful entrepreneurs brought to mind how relevant the lessons also are for everyone working for an organizatio...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 1W ago

No glory in leadership – it can be lonely

I remember once asking my coach why leaders seldom are one of the gang. Successful leaders make difficult decisions that are painful but necessary for the organization or project. After thos...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 2W ago

Cadillac service = loyalty

Shopping on line has become the way for me to shop whether it is for the house, office or personal items over these last few years. Before 2015, retail shopping meant going to various stores...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 3W ago

Showing appreciation is critical to success

A recent Chicago Tribune business section article, talks about the importance of showing appreciation by saying thank you in different ways. Giving thanks in ways other than words such as le...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 3W ago

Ask for what you want

Often, we fail to ask for what we want, maybe because we feel we will be refused, or that we don’t deserve it, or don’t know how to put it in words. The asking part is critical, word choices...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 4W ago

Shoe color is open ended

Matching your shoe color means that the shoe color and style should coordinate with the outfit being worn. Today, though, everything is all up in the air! Current times suggest that red colo...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 1M ago

Being an etiquette scold is not good etiquette.

Let’s face it: when it comes to etiquette – which usually means simply exhibiting good manners in public – most of us are victims of a double standard. There is the standard to which you and...
Personal Images Inc. - Anna's Blog · 1M ago

When is Casual Too Casual?

Not long ago, a major US airline stopped two young girls from boarding their plane because their attire did not conform to airline policy. The problem was their leggings.   There was some ba...