stay motivated

One key way to stay motivated

There are times a visual cue can help you stay motivated.  Think of a thermometer graphic to show how much money has been raised for a fundraiser, the scoreboard and countdown clock during a basketball game, or filling a clear glass jar with change for a vacation fund. At a glance, you know the goal,Continue Reading

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Learn from (and Celebrate) Failures

Failing might be embarrassing. It might be painful financially or it could make you worry about your reputation. But you know what? Every failure is an opportunity to learn. If we – and our teams – don’t experience failure, we might not push ourselves to do better. Feeling comfortable almost never gives us an edgeContinue Reading

busy or productive

“How are you?” “Oh, busy”

If someone asks you how you’re doing, what’s the first word that pops into your mind? I’m going to bet that it’s, “Busy.” Often nowadays, that’s what I hear. Not “fine.” Not “great!” Not even, “okay.” Busy is by far the top response – and I know this isn’t some new and unusual aberration forContinue Reading

keys to networking

The keys to networking successfully when it’s outside your comfort zone

What is your gut response when you find out that there is a client event, staff party, or team boat cruise? Some folks love to go out and mingle and seem to manage conversations effortlessly, but for others it can be something they do because they know they have to (but they don’t enjoy itContinue Reading