- When Bad Things Happen… 5 Steps to Take to Still Choose ‘Good’
“Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” – Mattie Stepanek We have all had our share of unfortunate circumstances and challenges. Some have been worse than others. The deaths of loved ones, an illness, or a life changing injury are just a few [Read More!…]
- How Would You & Your Kids Like to Learn Coding by Playing a Board Game?
“I am often stunned and charmed by the simple brilliance of what children say. But, you have to be willing to listen.” – Mike Farrell When I was a child, we often didn’t have a television. Consequently, we spent a lot of time as a family with other diversions [Read More!…]
- Do you have a Personal Creed? If not, Create One in 4 Easy Steps!
“It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes, all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, and intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.” – Kristin Armstrong Spring means new beginnings, [Read More!…]
- When the Road is Smooth, Why do We Throw Stones on it? Do You?
A few days back, a quote I had heard years and years ago kept repeating itself all day in my head. The older I get, the more this seems to be a regular experience for me. The quote as I remember it says, “The road is smooth, why do you [Read More!…]
- Crossroads in Life bring Positive Changes & Needed Growth
We all face crossroads at times throughout our lives. These crossroads can result in unexpected changes in our lives. Being open to change and embracing what comes our way allows for continuing growth. Some people are bold and fearless and dive into major life changes, while others are only [Read More!…]
- Do You Want Control of Your Time Back?
Rebecca was a strong minded individual, definite about what she wanted. She was never one to hold back on her point of view. She was a caring person who listened and spoke in equal measure and was respected for being calm and assured. Such authority and assurance was soon [Read More!…]
- Stress Management when Faced with Resistance to Change
Change is inevitable both personally and in the workplace and is often stressful. To be effective in managing change in the workplace, upper management and leaders need to be aware of and be sensitive to the resistance to change. They also need to be strong in stress management that [Read More!…]
- 4 Ruts that will Sink Your Leadership
Years ago when the western U.S. was being settled, roads were often just wagon tracks. These rough trails posed serious problems for those who journeyed them. On one of these winding paths was posted a sign which read: ”Avoid this rut or you’ll be in it for the next [Read More!…]
- Do You Know the Importance of Confidence, Inspiration & Motivation?
“Confidence Imparts A Wonderful Inspiration to Its Possessor.” – John Milton CONFIDENCE: The underlying foundation stone of progress continues to gain significant respect from so many quarters. Hundreds of thousands of books, treatises, studies and research papers are obtainable on this characteristic. Experts from multiple fields of study have [Read More!…]
- What Leaders Can & Should Learn from Cats
By now, many of you know I am a big fan of our furry feline friends and that I have a Tuxedo Cat named Juice who is a bundle of energy combined with unbridled love for her “parents.” Juice like most cats is fiercely independent in addition to being [Read More!…]
- What Makes a Great Leader? The Hidden Power of EQ & SQ
Many of us are wondering what makes a truly great leader in today’s ever-changing work, social and political environments. It’s easy to frequently ask that question when we see well-chronicled evidence of the wide spectrum of leadership capacity today – from lousy to great. We in the leadership development [Read More!…]
- 8 Strategies to Neutralize Negative People
It’s Friday afternoon and you are determined to end your work week on a positive note. The only problem is the chronic complainer in the next cubicle. Just leaning over and decking the offender isn’t an option (though apparently many of you may wish it were) so how can [Read More!…]
- Use Meyers-Briggs, Personalysis & DiSC as Communication Tools
I just saw a “game” on Facebook that got my attention. It said “Each of us possesses different types of personality that fall in the certain category. There are basically four types of people in this world. You can only fit into one of these four personalities; which one [Read More!…]
- 3 Steps to Evaluating the Friendships in Your Life
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture [Read More!…]
- The ‘Madonna of the Trail’ Left a Lasting Impression on Me
“It is not easy to be a pioneer – but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.” – Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman in America to earn a medical degree When I was in school, the [Read More!…]
- 4 Reasons to Stop Your Negative, Self Defeating Internal Dialogue NOW
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein Some days you may be the bird; other days you may be the windshield. You know what I mean. Just when you are so close to that goal, you want to give [Read More!…]
- A Sweet Lesson in Humanity
As many of you know, I run a business called Esteem Institute. I work with and teach professional business women, who have lived to long with shame, guilt, and pain, on how to feel better in their business suit, as well as their birthday suit. It is about self [Read More!…]
- In Search of Great Leadership… Please Take this Survey
How do you become a better leader? If you’re like most, you probably read a lot of books, listen to podcasts, and attend a few conferences. But one of the best ways to grow is to learn from the actual “wisdom of experience” of other leaders. Which is why [Read More!…]
- 3 Elements to ‘Think Fast’ You Need to Know
When I was in high school, my mom worked at a department store in the downtown area of the small town in which we lived. The store was open until 9:00 pm on Fridays and since we lived just a block and a half from the store, I would [Read More!…]
- The Key to Happiness… You Possess it… Right Now & Always
Do you sometimes feel that your life is out of your control? Does that make you unhappy? Do you go into “victim mode” and start looking for someone to blame for your misfortune? If you answered yes to all or any of those questions you may want to read [Read More!…]