Art, Achievement & Attendance




Honor the Moms and Mentors In Your Life

Front of card for websiteWith Spring in the air and a season of new beginnings all around, we invite you to celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring all the women in our lives who mentor, encourage, and inspire us!

Take this opportunity to acknowledge the special women in your life – your mother, mentor, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter, or friend.

Please click here to review the donation/gifting options and select a personalized gift to be sent to the special woman in your life.

Order deadline for timely gift delivery: May 1st, 2016.




What You Missed


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How nice is TOO nice? 6 tools for dealing with anger at work

Sometimes, women in the workplace feel the need to put on a tough “game face” to impress their coworkers and bosses. Others, like 4word founder Diane Paddison, go against the norm and work to inject pleasantness into their workplace. Which approach is correct?


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Honor and Lean on Your Community

We want to introduce you to the latest 4word woman to join the 4word family: Debbie MacDonald, Director of Development. Debbie talks with us about her dreams for 4word and how she wants to help you honor your mom this Mother’s Day!







Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

Not a 4word: Member Insider? Email your credentials to to begin the application process.

Featured Company: Encompass Home Health & Hospice

Location: Dallas, TX

Encompass Home Health & Hospice, repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work,” is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
(login today to view more!)


Job #1: Clinical Vice President – Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement
Encompass Home Health & Hospice – Dallas, TX
Encompass Home Health & Hospice, repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work”, is seeking a Vice President of Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement to be responsible for improving quality of care and patient satisfaction for home health, hospice, and pediatric care.

Job #2: Branch Director
Encompass Home Health & Hospice – Denton, TX
Encompass Home Health & Hospice, repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work”, is seeking a Branch Director to supervise the clinical operations of a team of field staff and report directly to the Agency Administrator.

Job #3: Executive Director
The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for LaunchAbility’s programs, staff and execution of mission. He/she is expected to lead the effort to create a self- sufficient social enterprise that will provide training and employment opportunities for LaunchAbility clients.








Expresit is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Expresit will automatically donate $1 to 4word for every feedback given with 4word as the affiliation (up to $5 per day!). Getting started is simple. Just click one of the buttons on the right to download the Expresit app to your Apple or Android device, select 4word from the drop-down menu in the Affiliation field of your profile, and you’re all set!



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Take Notice


ACHIEVE THE EXTRAORDINARY: May Busch shares six things her father, an award-winning Laureate, credits his success with over his career.







THWARTING YOUR OWN HAPPINESS: Raj Raghunathan writes on Time and lists seven “deadly sins” you’re committing against your own happiness.







A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP MATTERS!: Barb Darrow with Fortune writes why getting the right amount (and right quality) of sleep has so much of an effect on your job.








ART OF RESOLVING COWORKER CONFLICTS: Martha C. White with Money dissects the recent dispute between Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan and shares her thoughts on how you can best diffuse the conflict time bomb before it becomes an issue.







TRANSFORMATIVE MINDSET SHIFTS: Matt Maybury with Entrepreneur lists three mindset shifts you can make which will transform your life forever.








4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.



Video of the Week



Would you be able to pick out your child’s artwork from a group? These parents had to try!






A Pinterest Find




Apparently, these Three Cheese Zucchini Stuffed Lasagna Rolls are kid-friendly, freezer-friendly, and delicious. Sign us up!







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