Working from home can be a grind. For many teams who are accustomed to working alongside one another, this unprecedented time of working from home due to COVID-19 has come with a high price tag. The price has been felt in a variety of ways: increased stress, increased loneliness, decreased engagement at work, and […]Read More
Harnessing Your Strengths – Best Practices
Sometimes it’s nice to get a quick reminder of the way we can, and should, direct our attention to our strengths. Below are 9 strengths-based best practices that can help you to grow your business, develop your team, or even improve your life satisfaction. Don’t focus on your weaknesses. It’s ok to be aware of […]Read More
Your Brain and Your Brand Have Much in Common
What do your brain and your brand have in common? Everything. Your Brain Your brain helps you organize the variety of information, thoughts, and novel ideas that cross your consciousness every day. We know that the right side of the brain holds much of our creative and emotional thinking, while the left side of the […]Read More
Never Underestimate Your Strengths
There’s a saying in my house . . . never, ever, underestimate your competition. With that said, and with those words firmly ingrained in my mind, I can more readily espouse the idea above. In my mind, it is important to both respect my competition and have faith in the power of my strengths. In short, […]Read More
Are you a diamond in the rough?
Isn’t it remarkable that all diamonds start as coal? In their early days, diamonds are a far cry from the gleaming and glittery precious stones that we know them to be. The diamond’s backstory is seductive: who doesn’t want to be plucked from obscurity only to be cut and shaped to reveal our remarkable beauty […]Read More
Wisdom comes to those who appreciate the unique qualities found in self and others.
Do you know what makes you unique? If “no” is your answer, this issue can be quickly fixed. Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and find out. The chances that anyone else will have your results is one in 33 million. Your unique qualities make you special and powerful beyond your wildest dreams. Your strengths can […]Read More
I just released my book Unstuck at Last: Using Your Strengths to Get What You Want on Amazon. It is the first book I have ever written, but I hope it’s not the last. The entire process has been surprisingly rewarding, even fun! I wrote the book to share my own story of feeling stuck and how discovering my […]Read More
How to Improve Your Bottom Line
Is your organization bottom line driven? I’d be very surprised if it was not. But what does that mean and how is it accomplished? When your company’s CEO or CFO refers to increasing a focus on the bottom line, he or she means that your company needs to grow its net earnings or reduce its costs. It’s […]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
Find Your Dream Job in 2014!
Is 2014 the year for you to start your dream job? Are you ready to spring out of bed in the morning excited to go to work? It is possible to find your dream job, but it takes some work. Normally, the “work” you think about in the job search process entails updating your resume, […]Read More