The French refer to a blind spot as angle mort which literally means dead angle. Very apt indeed. There are at least 4 different types of blind spots. Are you watching out for and compensating for each type? Read on to be sure you are avoiding these visual and cognitive errors. Be on the lookout […]Read More
Tap into Your Talented Outliers!
Are you tapping into your outliers at work? If you don’t know what an outlier is . . . you need to read on. I’ll get you up to speed. Outliers Defined: Remember the curve-breakers in middle-school? It was those 4 crazy-smart kids who got 99.5%, 97%, 95% and 92% on the Algebra II exam […]Read More
Work-Life Balance: 4 Tips For Today’s Crazy World
It’s Friday. Are you thinking about your plans for the weekend or the work you’ll be doing over the weekend? Work-life balance is tough to navigate. The demands that beckon us to work more (like the expectation that emails will be responded to before, during, and after working hours and that we will be responsive […]Read More
Magnify Your Talents, Ignite Your Team
Are you working on a team that recognizes your talents? The collective effort of a high performing team results in a sum that is greater than its individual parts. Appreciating the talents of each team member and recognizing the critical role each plays in the team’s success are the first steps to becoming a high […]Read More
Some people love to problem solve
Are you a natural-born problem solver or do you have a go-to person in your office who can answer an array of questions? While many of us shy away from troubling problems, others gravitate toward them. Some love addressing the well-understood and familiar problems while others dive into the unfamiliar and complex issues with a […]Read More
Creative problem solvers rule.
Are you the person who questions “why we continue to do things the way we’ve always done them?” Are you inspired by issues that have ambiguity and require thinking outside of the box? Great. The world needs you and more people just like you. As stated above, there is no answer key in the real […]Read More
When Strengths are Under-Appreciated
I wish I could add two words to this quote. If I could, it would read, “I will no longer extend myself to anyone who doesn’t appreciate me, including myself.” Are you someone who under-appreciates the things you do best? If you are uncertain whether self-appreciation is an issue for you, answer the following two questions. […]Read More
More Than 11 Million People Know Their Strengths. Do You?
In fact, as of 11 a.m. this morning exactly 11,042,168 people around the world know their strengths. That is approximately the population of all of the residents in Indiana (6.5 million) and Kentucky (4.4 million) combined. Wow! And the movement is just gaining speed. It took 213 days for the most recent 1 million people […]Read More
How to Invest in Your Employees
It’s funny how some of the simplest questions can be the toughest to answer. I was reading a great New York Times article that reminded me of this fact. It’s worth sharing the authors’ words verbatim. “We (authors Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath) often ask senior leaders a simple question: If your employees feel more […]Read More
5 Tips to Instill Trust and Foster Engagement
If you think that trust and engagement are “nice to haves” not “need to haves” in today’s competitive marketplace, I have a reading recommendation. It’s an article from Fast Company that was recently published, entitled “4 Strategies of America’s Best Places to Work.” The article explains that after surveying 257 companies, the truly great companies were found […]Read More