Tyranny of the Urgent

This Talking Tuesday stems from my need to hit the pause and reset button. I found last year that while working from home, life dropped to a slower pace, I made more time for myself (selfcare) and even made the conscious choice to invest in career development – to tell myself it was ok toContinue reading “Tyranny of the Urgent”

Creating a Better Work Environment

Happy people make happy results for your company! Here are some great ways in creating a better work environment for your employees.   https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7932-create-better-work-environment.html This Talking Tuesday is recommended by: Laurie Kahn

Easier Workday

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you don’t have a strategy at work. And over the years, I’ve really enjoyed learning new ways to make my workday easier. When I came across this article, I HAD to share it!  https://www.themuse.com/advice/31-genius-tips-for-making-your-workday-easier My Top 5 were: Start With the Most Difficult Task Stop Multitasking Remove Something FromContinue reading “Easier Workday”

Managing Coronavirus Anxiety and Stress

With the numbers rising again and a return to masking up for the Delta variant – it may seem like you’re on a never-ending rollercoaster. Coronavirus is still around. Here’s a quick reminder on how to manage anxiety right now and to remind yourself of what you can control and how to reduce stress. WhileContinue reading “Managing Coronavirus Anxiety and Stress”

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”