Yes, you read that correctly
It has been one of those periods when I have been hesitant to pick up my phone or check social media, as I have learned of deaths of friends from years ago or their loved ones or life-threatening health issues for others.…Read More
Today you are going to make a mistake. As will each member of your team. Now the tough part… decide that it’s okay.
Of course, you’d love to be right all the time. Who wouldn’t? I’d love it if my every decision as a leader worked out the way I wanted.…Read More
Positivity and Productivity
Everything was going well. But I was so cranky.
I love my work, training business people to improve their communication skills with colleagues and clients. It truly is my passion.
Yet even the Champions for Change can get grumpy.…Read More
5 Steps to Organize and Boost Productivity
In my last post, we talked about the cost of the collection of clutter at work. Why bother to organize your workspace? The typical executive loses 150 hours a year (almost an entire month), searching for lost information. …Read More
4 Lessons I Learned By Fixing It
The same problem had a negative impact on the lives of 90%. More than 50% said it affected their motivation. 40% reported it hurt their professional image.
The answer: Clutter. Based on these 2011 stats reported in Forbes, this next one may not shock you ~
Each of us wastes 55 minutes a day (roughly 12 days a year)Read More
looking for things we own but can’t find.…
Make Yourself Part of the Solution
The client went berserk
Your teammates at work are fighting
People are talking about you behind your back
You just made a huge mistake on a project
Whatever happened — whether it was your fault or not – there’s only one way back to sanity when everything goes to hell.…Read More
Happy International Women’s Day!
(Photo of Debbie, Me, and Tanya – two of the strongest women I know)
Inspired by Katie Bowden from This is Duke, and her social media post about how today we stand on the shoulders of the women who came before us… I wish to honour those who came before me and to inform the new generation of young women of what has changed in just a generation or so
When I was young, women were…
1 – sometimes ‘allowed’ to work outside the home (a privilege for women), assuming, of course, that they continued to look after the children and home chores as well
2 – told schoolteaching was okay, wanting to be a professor was too much for a woman
3 – to wear skirts and heels and makeup at work
4 – expected to marry and then quit their jobs
5 – hired at lesser pay and I heard, “Let’s hire Sally.…Read More
Clear Instructions Save Time
Have you ever been delegated work and wondered what someone meant? Or has your team wasted time going in the wrong direction because they didn’t understand what you really meant?
Here are five things to consider when you share instructions:
1 – Assume nothing.…Read More
Local Band goes Behind the Mask
When I was in my 20s, I published my first book (working on the second book now). The day before the book launch I had the biggest anxiety attack of my life.
I couldn’t breathe.…Read More
Lower the Reading Level to be Effective
We know that we need to be clear and concise in business. Yet there’s one very common mistake that managers, marketers, students, and most everyone makes in their reports, emails, and websites.
When you write about a topic that you know well, the reading level tends to increase.…Read More