We are quickly approaching the end of the year and we will soon be overrun with year-end recaps and rushed New Year’s resolutions. How can we set ourselves up for success?
Writing is important for any business. In the world of online branding and presentation, strong copy is the backbone of your company blog, website, and social media posts. But while some people are born with a knack for writing, others struggle with it. Becoming a… Read More »5 Strategies to Becoming a Better Writer
There is far more to be thankful for this year than in years past. Personally, I find Thanksgiving to be a “reset”, a time to come together with loved ones after the adventures of summer. Wedding season is over, summer vacations are over, school is… Read More »A Reason For Thanks this Thanksgiving
Applying EI to yourself and those around you gives you the insight to see beyond what is happening on the surface This week, I spent several days teaching first responders various leadership and communication tactics. One of the sessions centered around emotional intelligence, which I… Read More »The Power of Emotional Intelligence
Listening is good, hearing is better. A foundational element to every relationship is communication. Often, we think of communication as projecting our message – through voice, written word, gestures, or signs. More important than talking is listening. And more important than listening is hearing. Hearing… Read More »Listening
Nudges change our behavior, but what behavior are we changing and why? My Apple Watch has daily, weekly, and monthly fitness goals built-in. I wish it had “Vacation Mode” or “Rest Day.” My Kindle rewards me with a digital badge for reading daily. I wish… Read More »Carrots and Sticks, Streaks and Nudges
What got you to where you are will not get you to where you’re going. On most employee evaluations, we can be categorized in three standards: Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, and Needs Improvement. Those who excel or consistently exceed expectations are often promoted. However, the… Read More »Meets Expectations
Have you ever received a message from a business associate, brand, or vendor that started with, “It’s been a while, but …” where they then launch into a pitch of their new product or service offering? How does that make you feel? The, “It’s been… Read More »It’s been a while … But