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HAPPY … Dance along

2014 Oscar nominee for Best Original Song from Despicable Me 2
2013, over 96 million youtube views

"Clap along if you feel that happiness is the truth."

— Pharrell William's HAPPY

Clap. Sing. Dance.

Feel the joy.

Skip. Stroll.

Feel the music.

Smile. Laugh.

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Essential tools for your GREEN TEAM

Strategic Management

Hire right, manage for strengths, build trust, invest in your employees development and coach with compassion. Celebrate diversity, talents and contributions. Manage with intention, not on a whim.

Build a shared vision for a better world with your GREEN TEAM.

Jeff Bezos Blazon Laurels

Hospitality Audit Programs

Perhaps, it’s the time to begin your GREEN TEAM and make a positive impact on your company culture? Focus on low hanging fruit. Small investment with huge payoffs.

Your team can start easily and seamlessly improve by choosing from these four audit programs:

1) Energy, Water and Waste Management Efficiency

2) Landscape Optimization

3) Employee Engagement

4) Financial Finesse


Leadership as an Experience in Humanness



Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 10.55.45 AMCheryl DePonte

The Ken Blanchard Companies

Why Lead Now

Cheryl DePonte is a Human Resources Learning and Performance Specialist at The Ken Blanchard Companies and has over 15 years experience in the fields of organizational effectiveness and human resources development.

Leadership as an Experience in Humanness

At the beginning of my career, desperate for experience, I took whatever job I could in my field. Fortunately, my first manager treated employees and customers like gold. Luck struck twice when I was hired by yet another wonderful manager.

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 11.00.02 AMRegrettably, subsequent managers provided the “opportunity” to witness appalling treatment of both employees and customers. Still relatively naïve, I unconsciously swept their behavior under the rug in an attempt to gain valuable experience.

As my skill-set grew, I became disillusioned with my own attempts to lead. Emulating a combination of previous managers, who overall, seemed successful, led to followers who appeared blatantly angry, humiliated, and hostile. Advised not to take it personally, I couldn’t help but wonder what I was doing wrong and how I could change. With a warrior mentality, I read every work regarding leadership I could find and studied leaders as if by doing so I could internalize their success merely by being in their presence.

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How we’re sustainable

How we’re sustainable

Sustainable Leadership

By merely living in the U.S., we are automatically using more of the Earth’s resources than we deserve. With this in mind, it’s important to do all we can everyday to minimize our carbon footprint, at home and at work. Perfection isn’t the goal:  it’s awareness and continuous improvement. For starters, try taking this Ecological Footprint Quiz and make some targeted goals, just as we have. Keep in mind that reducing your carbon footprint is also a surefire way to reduce your energy costs, add to your savings at home, and increase your profits at work.

Blazon Laurels believes sustainability extends much farther than the environment. We pride ourselves in investing in strong relationships built on mutual trust. We have a culture that promotes positive communications, transparency, authenticity and a supportive environment.

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Our operating values

Our operating values

The Triumph of Humanity

Blazon                                      Dictionary.com

1) to set forth conspicuously or publicly; display; proclaim;

2) to adorn or embellish, especially brilliantly or showily.

Laurels                                    Merriam-Webster

1) honor or fame given for some achievement.

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