There are times when I’m a terrible listener. During conversations, I’ve been known to be distracted, judgmental, argumentative – or to partially ignore the person I’m chatting with. It isn’t that I don’t hear the person I’m speaking with, I certainly do. But it’s more that I’m not really listening to what they are saying. … Continue reading Are You Listening?
Many surveys have shown that more money alone doesn’t make a huge difference in the way people feel about their job. One of the biggest complaints people have is that they often aren’t paid enough for what they do. But is money really your biggest issue? If your pay was doubled, would you be much … Continue reading Upset About Your Pay? Think About What Else Your Job Gives You
Intro to Project Management for Admins Next Webinar on September 12 @ 2pm ET Hello Are you curious as to what else is out there … Continue reading Project Management for Admins Webinar – September 12, 2017
Effective Team Meetings: Next Webinar on September 7 Hello Meetings – are they a waste of time, or do they help accomplish goals? Teams need to meet regularly (if not frequently). Effective teams are essential to your success, and great … Continue reading Effective Team Meetings – New Webinar on September 7
The answer may be the secret to getting the next one. “I just got passed up for another promotion. This is the third one in the last four years. I have a degree and great skills; I get excellent comments and scores on my yearly reviews, too. It seems impossible for me to break out … Continue reading Always Ask Why You Didn’t Get That Promotion
How to Argue and Win – New Webinar on July 27 @ 2pm ET Hello: No one likes to argue. It is stressful, dangerous, and plain not fun. When we do decide we need to argue, … Continue reading How to Argue and Win – New Webinar On July 27, 2017
When do you decide you’re under too much stress? When do you call in sick and take a mental health day? When do you put you at the top of your to-do list? Not often enough, I say — and when we do, it’s usually because our body has given us no choice in the … Continue reading Preventing Burnout Is A Choice We Should Make Every Day
It feels like a just a few years ago that it was my turn to enter into kindergarten. Mrs. MacIntosh was my teacher and hero, and Mrs. MacDonald kept me safe on the bus ride to and from school. I still remember how nervous I was. And I remember things that both of those women … Continue reading I Just Turned 51, But I’m Not Done Learning Yet
Help Me Rhonda: I just had my annual performance review, and my supervisor said I have to work on my credibility in the workplace. I dress professionally, show up on time and I get my work done. I don’t even socialize with co-workers outside work or on social media. How have I lost credibility when … Continue reading My Credibility is Hurting!
I’ve recently met several sports celebrities at different events (mostly golf tournaments) that I’ve been attending. What I’ve been noting is the level of anxiety that people feel when they think about approaching a celebrity. My friend Scott really wanted to meet Larry Robinson (a Canadian hockey player who played for Montreal in the 70s; … Continue reading Get The Courage To Say Hello