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Dayna Steele
GET UPDATES FROM Dayna Steele CEO: My day - write a success tip, book a speech, work on the next book, give a student a laptop, play golf, drink wine, cook, love family, fall asleep, start over. See her TEDxHouston talk Teach Your Children here.

Entries by Dayna Steele

So, We Went to Cuba for the Weekend...

(196) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 9:50 AM

Almost 25 years ago, I had the good fortune of meeting a Cuban-American NASA pilot and marrying into his large, wonderful Cuban-American family. Over the years, we have raised three fine Cuban-American young men who could never quite grasp their heritage. A visit to their dad's roots was not an...

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7 Things Women Can Do Now to Achieve 50/50 Gender Equality at Work

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 9:05 AM

The call for a 50/50 gender equal workplace is getting louder. Groups such as Let's Make the Industry 50/50 Initiative highlight the wealth of qualified women in senior positions and is encourage the same in industries across the board (see their video below). This group and others are...

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Retaining Employees and Their Sanity!

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 4:29 PM

The Deloitte CallCenter in Nashville, TN, invited me to spend an afternoon recently with their contact center management talking about daily success in a call center environment. We spent a good deal of that time comparing the similarities between call centers and my original background of radio stations - the...

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Thank You Notes: Yes or No?

(2) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 4:58 PM

Dear HR Departments and Interviewers,

As the person responsible for interviewing prospective employees for your company, what are your thoughts on thank you notes after the interview? Do you expect one, appreciate the effort, keep the note on file? Or is a thank you note ignored or a nuisance? Thanks...

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6 Ways to Avoid Work Stress Every Day

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 3:10 PM

Stress is the big, bad bogey monster that creates more havoc in your life than just about anything else. It will ruin your health, ruin relationships and ruin your chances of success. Here are six simple ways to tame the nasty beast:

1. Exercise Throughout The Day
You put...

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The 5 Things to Do Every Day for Success Have Not Changed

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 1:49 PM

Originally written in early 2011 for a leading entrepreneurial magazine, the 5 Things To Do Every Day for Success went viral around the world for over a year. Why? Because the steps are simple, they never change, and most people are always looking for that one thing that will help...

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How About That Booty Call On LinkedIn?

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 2:08 PM

A recent tip reminded readers LinkedIn is NOT Facebook. Replies flooded our inbox with one subscriber commenting, Thank you! Lately, I've seen a lot of LinkedIn updates that are "Facebook type" and not at all appropriate for LinkedIn. Political discourse and "drama" do not belong...

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7 Ways to Rock Your Marriage -- In a Good Way

(7) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Banning gay marriage does not protect "the sanctity" of marriage. Making a divorce more difficult to obtain does not save a marriage. Your sexual orientation, gender, skin color, or heritage don't define or make a marriage. What makes a marriage is the discipline to do the work it takes to...

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If You Feed Them, They Will Come. Creating a Successful Employee Culture.

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 2:43 PM


For a company to be successful, the employees must first be happy and be inspired. Broadcom Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources and leadership rock star, Terri Timberman and I recently had a chance to talk about what creates...

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Bit Who? 5 Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Bitcoin is slowly but surely finding its way into our lexicon, our news reports, and maybe even our wallets. So what is Bitcoin? How does it work? How do you get Bitcoin? Should you be using it? Should you wait? What the hell are you talking about, Dayna?

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Print Media? You Can't Do That -- Or Can You?

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 11:22 AM

Years ago, I was told the Internet boom was over. A week later, I sold my e-commerce creation, The Space Store, to a NASA contractor and it is still in business. Magazine mogul and Sagacity Media founder Nicole Vogel was told that print media was no longer a viable business...

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'Hey, Mom, I'm Gay'

(6) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 7:13 PM

A few weeks ago, I received a Google alert that a bogus, bizarre website had "outed" me. I took that as an opportunity to have some fun on Facebook with my friends, gay and straight. What surprised me was the reaction of a minority. Would I sue? Was I upset?...

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All the World Is a Stage: Will the UAE Play a Part?

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 3:06 PM

Remember, when you see me at the airport, whatever you do, do not hug or touch me in any way.

That was what one of my best friends said on the phone as I was finally making travel preparations to come see him in Abu Dhabi, United Arab...

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The Secret to Getting Anyone to Do Anything for You Is ...

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

The way you get people to do what you want, the way you get people to buy your product or use your service, the way you get people to follow your lead - it is all...

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