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Workplace: Smart

Here’s a new take on an old – and overused – acronym: SMART. Many workshops include the SMART acronym as a way to discuss effective goal setting. Specific. Measurable. Achievable. Realistic. Timed. Definitely a helpful tool for remembering how to...

Workplace: Pacing

Pacing means “to walk steadily and consistently back and forth” and has come to also mean “manage your time so that you are not overdoing it; not wearing yourself out; and not moving so quickly that accidents happen.” A pace-car in racing is...

Workplace: POWER decisions

Decisions can be made in dozens of ways. A best course for decision making is to have a model by which you can assess all requests and all potential projects. In the book “No, How One Simple Word Can Transform Your life”, the POWER model for decision...

Workplace: Explore

Explore possibilities, options, and differing points of view. Explore ideas by brainstorming without judgment. Explore product potentials through focus groups. Explore product and service variations with existing customers. Every day brings new opportunities to...

Workplace: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2021 – workplace and life challenges continue into a second thanksgiving season. Staff shortages in many sectors continue. Debates about how to handle life and business during a pandemic remain frequent and loud. Concerns about people’s...

Workplace: Stories

The stories we tell customers prompt them to buy our products – or not. The experiences we create for customers will keep them coming back to buy more – or not. Today’s focus is on the stories we tell. Does your company story communicate how you were...

Workplace: Follow

Follow the directions. Follow someone’s lead. Follow along to learn and understand. Each day we follow. We may lead too, yet we follow in some way every day. Today is about the reflections: What are you following today? Who are you following? Is it working?...