In the month of February, the theme of love is rampant. On the retail front, we are surrounded by red and pink hearts, cupids with arrows and the nudge to carve out and celebrate a day just for love. This day of passion applies to many of us on the personal front as we proclaim
What’s the power of a single word? Just one word? If you could only pick a single word to guide your thoughts and actions for this year, what would it be? At the beginning of each year, many feel internal and/or external pressure to make the traditional New Year’s resolutions. Those arguing resolutions are too
As we read most any business publication, watch TEDTALKS, or listen to podcasts, it’s crystal clear the topic of company culture has moved to front and center in the past few years. Since 2010, culture has become the most discussed talent issue, having risen topically by 12% annually in earnings calls (Gartner, 2017). Organizations are
It’s often a rarity, yet needed abundantly. The word isn’t uttered in the board room, yet if the principle were applied, it could transform the organization. It starts with one thought, one act, and one person. If everyone practiced it, conflict would be more tolerable, forgiveness would come sooner, and peace would rule. Am I
My husband tried to prepare me more than once, “You’ll leave something there, but you’ll take something far better out with you.” As we started the trek from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon at 5:30 a.m. with two of our five kids, his advice kept repeating in my head. Yes, I anticipated nature’s
I can hardly wait! As a “wanna be” chef, the thought of creating Thanksgiving dinner makes me excited beyond words. Cooking trumps many of my interests. It sets off a certain creativity within me that soothes my soul. The only recipe I’ll be following on Turkey Day is pumpkin pie – because that’s baking, not
“I’m comfortable with seat of the pants decision-making.” “It’s okay if I don’t have all of the answers when choosing an option.” “I would prefer to move forward to seize the opportunity, knowing I can make any needed adjustments later.” Your response to these statements tells you a lot about your approach to decision making.
I remember it well. I was sitting in my cubicle in my third career position at the document technology company I worked for when the sobering news broke. The date was October 18, 1987. Yes, the day some of us remember as Black Monday. Ironically, that same day as the stock market crashed hard, Tom
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you had given. –Dale Carnegie One of the most sought-after competencies for our clients this year has been presentation presence skill development. I’m perplexed about what may be driving this uptick.
Oh what power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us…” Robert Burns This line from a famous 18th Century Scottish poet claims it’s a gift to be able to see ourselves through the eyes of others. Seeing the strengths as well as the areas we need to improve is imperative to