7 Reasons Why Traditions Are So Important

Reflecting on our Presidential Inauguration, the topic of traditions came to mind. Many of us during our conversion to a virtual world were wondering how to keep up with company (and even our family) traditions over the holiday and other special events. We often have discussions on company culture as well. It makes me realizeContinue reading “7 Reasons Why Traditions Are So Important”

Upping the Ante

During EDS18 in Salt Lake City, the pre-conference training was by Katherine Belt. She is a wonderful communication coach. Weekly, she offers a Monday Morning Stretch article usually of personal reflection and guidance. This week’s article, Upping the Ante, spoke to me and I wanted to share it with you. If you are interested, goContinue reading “Upping the Ante”

What Do You Do?

What do you do? You’re at an event for young professionals, meeting your spouse’s friends or colleagues for the first time, or meeting a new friend for coffee. It’s one of the most common small talk questions asked (in the United States anyway) and one I used to avoid. The word “assistant” tends to putContinue reading “What Do You Do?”

Anticipate – Identify – Meet (Cont.)

In my last Talking Tuesday, I referenced A I M (Anticipate, Identify, Meet). Here is a continuation of that general concept. What is quality? Depends on what the defining characteristics and needs are that the “quality” is trying to meet.  For example: you have a Styrofoam cup, a drinking glass and a wine glass. AskContinue reading “Anticipate – Identify – Meet (Cont.)”

Anticipate – Identify – Meet

Being able to bring a fresh eye to the table is usually a priceless skill. Even if you have been there 2, 5, or 20 years. Sometimes you have that team player that sits back and says little, then suddenly, they present a slam dunk idea! What were they doing all this time? Taking aContinue reading “Anticipate – Identify – Meet”