STOP, CLEAR, OPEN: Message from the Microwave

Who among you will drink their hot coffee, cold? I, for one, am usually fine with it, but recently, when it was chilly in my office, I went in to the kitchen to warm my morning cup in the microwave. Quickly realizing that I put it on for too long, I hit the button that said “STOP/CLEAR”.  Then, since I have a fancy microwave 🤣,

STOP, CLEAR, OPEN: Message from the Microwave2019-05-28T00:41:49+00:00

Self Talk

You do know that you are talking to yourself all the time, right? But, are you aware of the tone of your self-talk? How many times are you commentating on what you’ve just done or forgot to do with some kind of judgement?  How are you speaking to yourself about yourself? For instance, I was driving to an appointment today and there was a huge

Self Talk2019-04-23T21:16:59+00:00

Servant Leadership

“Your gifts your talents your uniqueness are your service.” A Course of Love, loc. 3723 In the U.S, November is an important month with regard to doing our duty to serve our country. First, hopefully all of us exercised our inalienable right to vote last week. Second, today is Veteran’s Day, the day to appreciate the dedication of those who have served our country. “For

Servant Leadership2018-11-12T14:40:07+00:00

Asking for What You Need

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretsky Last month, Robin Christine wrote a guest blog about having “Courageous Conversations”.  She spoke about how those conversations can feel awkward and be messy, but the most important thing is to be committed to improving the space between you and the “other”.  This month’s blog is dedicated to the part of the conversation that

Asking for What You Need2018-08-11T19:52:05+00:00

Courageous Conversations

This is a collaborative guest post by Robin Christine, President of Valor Creative Media. Recently, Jackie and I, who have been working together for three years, were brave enough to have a courageous conversation about creating a more fulfilling and communicative relationship.  Like many courageous conversations, ours began with a misunderstanding. Then, we both made up some emotion driven stories in our own minds about what the

Courageous Conversations2018-07-23T16:29:13+00:00

Productivity In A World of Distraction

Our world is full of distractions that make giving your full attention to what’s in front of you is no easy task. So many shiny objects are right at our fingertips, beeping, buzzing, flashing for our attention. Think about any of the black holes that captivate you… endless google searches, Instagram pics, Pinterest, your news feed…with all these distractions around us, we have to work hard

Productivity In A World of Distraction2018-06-16T15:03:01+00:00

Overcoming Overwhelm Part 2: Reprogramming your responses to Overcome Overwhelm

Are You Ready to Overcome Overwhelm? We are all human, and from time to time, every human being I know, comes face to face with overwhelm.  In part 1 of this 3-part series on overcoming overwhelm, I wrote about recognizing overwhelm for what it is and taking your power back.  Here in part 2, we’ll look at reprogramming the way you react to overwhelm. If

Overcoming Overwhelm Part 2: Reprogramming your responses to Overcome Overwhelm2018-01-16T14:46:40+00:00

Overcoming Overwhelm Part 1: I’m Overwhelmed! What Does That Mean?

How many things are there on your to do list today?  Do you feel like you’re bombarded with information, multiple priorities and competing demands? If you’re like me, your to do list could be written on a roll of toilet paper. It’s ohhhverrr whelmmmm-ing!!! It feels like you’ll never get it all done.  Overwhelm is an all too familiar feeling, it starts in your mind

Overcoming Overwhelm Part 1: I’m Overwhelmed! What Does That Mean?2017-10-28T01:42:46+00:00

There is Purpose in the Process

You have a mission, a signature project, a life skill to develop and you’re excited about the end you have in mind and what that will do for you. So, your tendency is to want to get to the finish line; to have yourself established and confident in your expertise, and to have your great work be recognized. Personally, I feel the deep desire to

There is Purpose in the Process2017-09-24T22:04:32+00:00

21st century #Leadership competency of UBUNTU

UBUNTU is a term associated with Nelson Mandela, according to Wikipedia, Ubuntu (/ʊˈbuːntʊ/uu-BOON-tuu; Zulu pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼù])[1][2] is a NguniBantu term meaning "humanity". It is often also translated as "humanity towards others", but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".[3] I consider UBUNTU an essential leadership competency for the 21st century. Leadership in the 21st century is

21st century #Leadership competency of UBUNTU2017-08-26T13:51:30+00:00
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