Giving Feedback

Feedback can be difficult to give to others. Receiving feedback can be even more difficult to accept. In both circumstances, negative feedback, or constructive criticism, is the most difficult to give or receive. Our natural instinct is to avoid or procrastinate providing negative feedback. My own rule of thumb for providing feedback, especially negative, is Continue Reading »

We Have Not Because We Ask Not

The next time opportunity knocks at your door, open the door and see what happens. Or better yet, be the one to knock first. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own imagination of what might go wrong that we fail to leave our comfort zone and give that desire a try. Of course rejection is not fun, but neither is beating yourself up for not even trying. If you keep trying and do your best, eventually you will see positive results. When you accomplish that desire, your satisfaction will be worth all your effort. Continue Reading

Inspire Others

“We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us—not our effects on others.” ~ Pearl Bailey My family and I were moving with the crowd of fans toward the entrance gate of a minor league baseball game. From the distance I heard someone calling out my name. I stopped Continue Reading »

Lessons Learned from the Boss – Part 1 “Work yourself out of a Job”

Your work manager has profound influence over your professional development. A great manager can have a positive impact on your growth in skills, knowledge, and attitude. When a manager takes a genuine interest in the success of the employee, that manager will invest time and energy into developing employees in their current position while preparing Continue Reading »

#IgetDISC

A lot of people tell me they have completed a DISC assessment at some point in their lifetime and can normally recall something general about the assessment results. Some might even remember their main behavior as a D, I, S, or C. Companies do use DISC assessments in hiring, communication enhancement, and/or team building. Individuals Continue Reading »

Do you get up when you fall?

The old saying, “you can’t win them all…you win some and you lose some” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put your best foot forward giving your complete effort and being into what you are doing. You do. Always do your best. Whether you’re playing a simple mobile game like “Words with Friends” or a more complex game like “Scrabble,” you give everything your best effort with the desire to win.

What is your learning style?

Have you ever thought about the different ways people learn? Have you ever noticed that you can teach the same thing in the same way to different people and some understand and others seem confused? If you are conscious of the ways you learn and the way others learn, it will help enhance communication and Continue Reading »