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”

Career Development: How to Take Ownership

Follow these ten practical strategies to proactively manage your career development and reap the benefits. Written By Raju Venkataraman, FCMA, CGMA Before the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, a LinkedIn survey of a few thousand US workers in May 2018 revealed that “career sleepwalking” had become widespread, especially amongst younger Gen Xers and older Millennials,Continue reading “Career Development: How to Take Ownership”

How to Grow Your Grit

I recently learned about the passing of my company’s founder, Art Gensler. The stories I heard from colleagues showed how passionate he was about the industry and about people. A fellow administrator on the West Coast told me he would make a point at large company social events to sit with and get to knowContinue reading “How to Grow Your Grit”

Cross-Team Meetings Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time

Working across silos is fraught with challenges, especially when it comes to meetings. Turf wars, internal politics, and lack of focus all interfere with a productive conversation, leading to wasted time and frustration. Fortunately, there are ways to solve problems faster, reduce repetition, and be more productive through a technique called claiming… Read on for moreContinue reading “Cross-Team Meetings Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time”

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”

Rethinking Resolutions – Prioritizing for the New Year

While it is still January, some may still be reflecting on New Year’s Resolutions. I found the attached article interesting and love the rock, pebbles, and sand analysis. Enjoy and take care! Rethinking Resolutions — Prioritizing for the New Year | Purpose in Leadership This Talking Tuesday is recommended by: Sherie Russell

Remote Team Celebrations

“Whether you are working in a socially-distanced office or hiding from the webcam in your bed (hand raised), you may find yourself challenged to come up with ways to safely engage teams during this holiday season. The article below provides a few unique ideas to help!” … Read more here. This Talking Tuesday is recommendedContinue reading “Remote Team Celebrations”

Those that Lead, Speak. And Write. The Role of Content Marketing

From Aecumen, LLC, written by Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM For the past several years, “content marketing” has been the buzzword in the business world. We’ve all been told about the importance of blogs, ebooks, white papers, vlogs (video blogs), and more.  And we’ve seen how some of the leading firms in our industry –Continue reading “Those that Lead, Speak. And Write. The Role of Content Marketing”

Denzel Washington’s Life Advice – FALL FORWARD

My younger son graduated with an Associates degree over the weekend. Being a “virtual” commencement ceremony, we all gathered in the living room to watch the encouraging words of the school president and the keynote speaker. The health crisis has grounded my mother-in-law in Australia until travel restrictions are lifted. But that didn’t stop herContinue reading “Denzel Washington’s Life Advice – FALL FORWARD”

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”