By request… the skills every professional needs
While traveling around the province offering Facilitation Skills for Collaboration to the health care leaders this month, participants asked me to create a post diving into the fundamental skills each person needs to lead a meeting or make a presentation.…Read More
A new view of perfectionists.
That’s exactly what marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin called perfectionists on a recent Boiling Point podcast.
As a recovering perfectionist, I started to take offence.
Then I realized that he was right.…Read More
Build Leaders Instead
Have you ever thought it was just easier to do it yourself?
How’s that working for you? Getting tired? Overwhelmed?
I totally understand. Passionate managers and entrepreneurs have a specific vision for their organizations. We want things done well… you know, the way we would do them…
Yet it’s better for us and for our teams if we don’t supply all the answers.…Read More
Until It Doesn’t
I’d like to be some sort of super woman who doesn’t have to ask anyone else for help. Sound familiar?
Do you hate asking for help too?
Running a business is like its own personal growth program. To succeed, I need to continue to learn, grow, and do things that make me uncomfortable.…Read More
Happiness is part of your bottom line equation
Years ago when I offered self-esteem training for teens and their parents, we did muscle testing to show the connection between what you were thinking and your physical strength. When someone felt good and thought about things that made them happy, their arms were strong.…Read More
Once we have so many years under our belts, it’s easy to think that we have the answers. This is especially true if you have the role of subject matter expert. Maybe you’re the accountant, the lawyer, the CEO, or the instructor.…Read More
3 Ways to Cool It
We likely have said, done, or emailed something in anger that we wished we hadn’t. We are human. But there are ways to help us all cool it when the conversation gets hot.
No one makes us feel angry, sad, frustrated, or anything.…Read More
Part 1 – Start with a Goal
Sometimes I am asked to adult education-ify existing staff training – usually it’s a series of lectures masquerading as training.
Creating effective staff training with measure results starts at the beginning of development.
Start with the end in mind – a measurable goal.…Read More
Take the High Road
A few years ago, there was a work situation with high drama that caused a lot of meetings, stressful conversations, and grief.
I did my best to take the high road as project manager and respectfully work things through with the people involved.…Read More
3 Simple Ways to Ensure People Will Read Your Email
Email is a tool that you either love or hate. But either way, it isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, studies show we spend 17 hours per week reading or sending email at work.
You need to make sure your emails are being read so you have the info you need to be productive at work.…Read More