The Best Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help

In both my personal and professional life, I often find myself struggling to ask for help. For me, this comes from  a desire to control my environment and, if I’m being honest, my perceived image. I want to be viewed by my team as the one that works the hardest, fills in the gaps, andContinue reading “The Best Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help”

What Not to do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

It’s a leader’s job to create a recognition-rich environment in which those they lead choose to give their best. This article not only looks at ways managers can properly motivate their team, but also examines motivation techniques that may come off as insincere to your employees. https://hbr.org/2018/07/what-not-to-do-when-youre-trying-to-motivate-your-team   This week’s Talking Tuesday is recommended by:Continue reading “What Not to do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team”

How to Stop Saying, “Um, Ah, and You Know”

Um…Ah…Like…So…..I am very guilty of using these crutch words when speaking and have vowed to stop leaning on them. The following article explains how these crutch words can jeopardize a speaker’s impact and how we can eliminate them from our vocabulary.   https://hbr.org/2018/08/how-to-stop-saying-um-ah-and-you-know   This week’s Talking Tuesday is recommended by: SDA Dallas, Amber Slajer

Communication – A Key Ingredient

Everyone wants to be heard. Everyone wants to have a positive, engaging conversation. Unfortunately, due to our increasing distractions and decreasing role models of a good talk, effective communication (the in person, one-on-one type!) continues to be a challenge in our daily interactions. Staying engaged and practicing effective listening skills can make the difference betweenContinue reading “Communication – A Key Ingredient”

4 Techniques to Motivate People

Motivation is a hard topic to discuss because what motivates one person, may not be the same for another. I came across this article that shared some insight on what Jennifer Dulski, COO of Change.org believes to be the best 4 techniques to motivate people at work. These are really good ideas, and I hopeContinue reading “4 Techniques to Motivate People”

A World of “Pod”abilities

A World of “Pod”abilities   There are podcasts covering an infinite number of topics, from politics, to entertainment, to true crime. They offer a great opportunity to listen in “bite size pieces” during your commute or work breaks. (My favorite time to listen is while cleaning house…it helps to take my mind off of theContinue reading “A World of “Pod”abilities”

8 Critical Steps to Creating Empathy in the Workplace

Empathize While You Work In today’s competitive atmosphere, many firms are struggling to keep employees. When creating a retention plan, perhaps one of the less obvious things to consider is fostering an environment of empathy. This article is a quick read introduction to the topic, highlighting eight steps to creating empathy in the workplace. “TheContinue reading “8 Critical Steps to Creating Empathy in the Workplace”

The Happy Secret to Better Work

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.   https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work     This week’s Talking Tuesday is recommended by: SDA Dallas, Amber Slajer  

Top 25 Social Media Tools for Marketers

Hi Everyone! In my office, I’m the head of our marketing department and sometimes I get overwhelmed trying to keep up with all of our social media platforms for our company. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.   I came across this article that lists the best Social Media Tools for Marketers. Depending on what yourContinue reading “Top 25 Social Media Tools for Marketers”