Paul Butler: Lessons from fathering
Paul Butler is a Santa Clarita resident and a client partner with Newleaf Training and Development of Valencia (newleaftd.com). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Signal newspaper. For questions or comments, email Butler at [email protected]

Paul Butler: Lessons from fathering

Last month, much of the world celebrated Father’s Day. Did you know that Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who…

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A tale of two workers
This COVID-19 situation is serious, but ultimately, we can choose our response to it, writes Paul Butler. We can choose to moan. Alternatively, we can choose to be grateful for what we have.

A tale of two workers

Have you noticed there are two types of people during these strange days of COVID-19? One type of person seems to focus their attention on how this pesky pandemic affects…

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Paul Butler: Working in a mad world
Paul Butler is a Santa Clarita resident and a client partner with Newleaf Training and Development of Valencia (newleaftd.com). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Signal newspaper. For questions or comments, email Butler at [email protected]

Paul Butler: Working in a mad world

We seem to be living in a mad world right now, and I am concerned this angst will carry into our cubicles, find its way onto the workbench and blow…

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Paul Butler: Base hiring, promoting, disciplining on character, competence
Paul Butler is a Santa Clarita resident and a client partner with Newleaf Training and Development of Valencia (newleaftd.com). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Signal newspaper. For questions or comments, email Butler at [email protected]

Paul Butler: Base hiring, promoting, disciplining on character, competence

It has been refreshing over the past couple of weeks to read, watch or listen to news that takes a break from COVID-19. On the downside, the new domination has…

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Paul Butler: Pushing the envelope
Paul Butler is a Santa Clarita resident and a client partner with Newleaf Training and Development of Valencia (newleaftd.com). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Signal newspaper. For questions or comments, email Butler at [email protected]

Paul Butler: Pushing the envelope

Winston Churchill famously once said of the United States and Great Britain that we are just “two countries divided by a common language,” and I have so often found that…

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Paul Butler: What’s with all these rules?
Paul Butler is a Santa Clarita resident and a client partner with Newleaf Training and Development of Valencia (newleaftd.com). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Signal newspaper. For questions or comments, email Butler at [email protected]

Paul Butler: What’s with all these rules?

I’m noticing three categories of people in their response to the directives we’ve all been given during this pandemic — those who follow the rules, those who partially follow the…

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Paul Butler: Don’t leave an unpleasant aroma at work
Paul Butler is a Santa Clarita resident and a client partner with Newleaf Training and Development of Valencia (newleaftd.com). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Signal newspaper. For questions or comments, email Butler at [email protected]

Paul Butler: Don’t leave an unpleasant aroma at work

I am beginning to wonder whether the people I see walking or jogging on the paseos wearing a mask are on to something. The World Health Organization still states that…

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Paul Butler: Walking to work
Paul Butler is a Santa Clarita resident and a client partner with Newleaf Training and Development of Valencia (newleaftd.com). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Signal newspaper. For questions or comments, email Butler at [email protected]

Paul Butler: Walking to work

Why do some people wearing face masks seem even more miserable? It’s as if this pandemic gives them an excuse to avoid eye-contact; cross the street or do a 180…

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COVID-19 crisis is teaching us a lot about our businesses
While your office place might be closed, some workers are so self-motivated they can work from anywhere, while others might struggle or use it as an excuse, Paul Butler writes. Regardless of your team’s situation, the current situation presents management challenges and opportunities.

COVID-19 crisis is teaching us a lot about our businesses

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief,…

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Paul Butler: Workplace woes
Paul Butler is a Santa Clarita resident and a client partner with Newleaf Training and Development of Valencia (newleaftd.com). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Signal newspaper. For questions or comments, email Butler at [email protected]

Paul Butler: Workplace woes

Workplace woes “There’s always someone worse off than you.” This is a commonly known phrase that seems commonly forgotten, especially during these strange days of COVID-19. There are indeed, many…

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