Personal Development

Recent scientific findings have shown that walking is great for your brain. Need even more reasons to consider adding walking to your daily routine? Here are some more.
“Every suitcase represents a problem that can be picked up and lugged around with you all day. Most people can’t help themselves but to pick up a couple. And the suitcases weigh us down.”
My office has a shared printer station. Any of you familiar with the scenarios below, please join me on this journey … my journey of rage.

You are your business card

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

They began as calling cards, a 15th century Chinese invention to state one’s intention to visit. You can now scan and file your business cards with your phone, and electronic versions are rising up to replace the manufacture and exchange of paper goods. To make sure yours is memorable, start with these basic tips.
Evaluate your avatar … Wait, those weren’t real dinosaurs? … You’re not really high up at all! … The real Mr. Darcy … First (animals) in flight

Sound Bites: August ’19

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

If one of your employees is recovering in the hospital, what should you, as his or her boss, do? … No need to rub it in when an email sender forgets the attachment … String theory: A technique for reinforcing teamwork … The true story behind SOS

Say goodbye to yesterday

July 11, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Q. Since last fall I’ve made a few big decisions that backfired for our organization. I’m starting to doubt my ability to lead. How can I regain my edge?

Oh, these people…

July 11, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Q. Over the years I’ve become more annoyed by certain idiosyncrasies in others: fidgeting, casual tardiness, whispery voices, terrible grammar, etc. Little things like this make me seethe. How do I snap out of it?
The name of the game in a home office is minimizing distraction. Here’s a guide to creating the most beneficial environment.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 819

July 11, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

How do you immerse someone in a new culture in a stress-free way? … Keep a record of the commitments you’ve made … Stop calling it “stress”
Asking for help at work when we need it can be uncomfortable. Here are some tips for asking for help.
Looking for the company to pony up for your continued training? Here are the basics for making your case.
At Admin Pro Forum 2019, trainer Melissa Esquibel reminded attendees to be especially cautious of two common online traps that we often forget lie waiting for us.