27
MAY
2021

Do These 3 Things Before Asking for Help

I held a half day Say Yes! Improvisation training this week for some leaders at a nationally recognized ad agency. I had spent significant time planning the activities, putting together the powerpoint, gathering the materials, making sure the curriculum included lots of debrief...
01
APR
2021

Story + Context + COLOR = BRAND

Story + Context + COLOR = BRAND
12
FEB
2021

Love Taking Meeting Notes? ME NEITHER!

Finally! A viable alternative to taking notes or wasting time with the replay...meet Nugget!
09
JAN
2021

Serendipity and New Nuggets!

Serendipity is a chance for both gratitude and increased awareness
23
NOV
2020

Confirmation Bias: Tuning Out the Truth

The horse, with blinders on – filters out any unnecessary information, and for us, inconvenient information that conflicts with what we want to keep intact for ourselves. I feel like I’m doing battle with my own biases all the time now, and the election season has made it...
25
SEP
2020

Head, Hands or Heart? Your Listening Style determines what you Hear AND what you Decide….

There’s plenty out there on how to deliver our message for maximum impact – but we are all listeners too.  How we listen,  and the filters we use in listening can determine much about what we absorb, the nature of our relationships and the actions we ultimately decide to take in...
10
AUG
2020

“Blursday” – Another Sideswipe from Covid 19

Are all your days looking alike? Here’s a way to take charge of your calendar! A column in yesterday’s paper struck a chord with me right from the title “What Day is it? Welcome to Blursday” For too many of us, the days of the week are all starting to feel like Sunday....
28
JUN
2020

It’s Official – We’re ZOOMED!

I’ve been on three Zoom calls today – which have taken up 2.5 hours of my time. My head hurts, my eyes feel fuzzy, and aside from status updates and content of one kind or another – what was accomplished? In-person meetings tend to energize me (mostly). Online...
17
MAY
2020

12 Rituals to Elevate Your Virtual Meeting

Are we sick and tired of Zoom yet?  I sure don’t want to be because it’s here to stay and we’re all finding out how much time we save by not having to commute. Plus, many experts tell us that much of our educational and business systems are going to make heavier use of this tool,...
21
FEB
2020

Five February Jumpstarts!

I suspect I am allergic to coffee.  But I am in DEEP DENIAL.  So don’t rave to me about your macha or your mushrooms or the latest miracle herb.  I. Love. My. COFFEE. But it doesn’t love me anymore.  Sneezing, teeth grinding, TMJ, anxiety… you get the picture. And now comes...
16
JAN
2020

Let’s Add Value over Noise in 2020…

New Year, New Decade, New opportunities for… let’s call them “Behavioral Upgrades”.  Feels like a good time to ask “Am I adding value or just adding to the NOISE? “ We all have a driving need to be heard, connected, part of community of people who truly “see” us.  But now...
20
NOV
2019

Your Workplace “Weather Report”

I first notice the contrast in light – dark blue mountains in the background as the storm clouds grumble away – slapped into retreat by strong western sunlight.  And the lake is a blue expanse mirroring the mountains.  The foreground is bathed in the textured gold of a dry autumn...