What’s your tolerance for ambiguity? How comfortable are you with not knowing? With operating in that gray fuzzy space of uncertainty? And related to this, how high is your need for closure, your need for certainty, for knowing? Until I’d read Jamie Holmes’ excellent book … [Read more...] about What’s your tolerance for ambiguity? (And why it’s key to know)
My mind is like my Internet browser. I have 19 tabs open, 3 are frozen and I can’t tell where the music is coming from (anonymous). Can you relate? I could too until I found Toby. Toby is a free extension for the Chrome browser that lets you: Group popular URLs you visit and Then … [Read more...] about Is your mind like your browser with 19 tabs open? Here’s relief.
Did you know our brains interpret images 600,000 times faster than text? Yep. Pretty darn fast eh! (Source: Power of visual storytelling by Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio which was one of my top reads from 2018). Our brains love images. They draw us in, draw us close and open … [Read more...] about How to bring out your inner, creative artist with visual communication skills
Change. Does the mere mention of the word fill you with dread, make your toes curl and your innards quake? Or are you bolstered by the refreshing and energizing possibilities change brings and you’re more a bring it on kind of person? I work with a lot of clients who are facing … [Read more...] about Change isn’t a four-letter word, but it can be an easy to use quadrant
What do you think? Could someone convince you you were invisible? I’m guessing that’s a firm no, with a side of eye roll and a snicker. You and me, we like to think we’re objective. We like to think that our gray matter is in charge and it’s hella discerning. … [Read more...] about Could someone really make you believe you were invisible?
Have you been called to give a workshop, a presentation, to teach a colleague and/or informally instruct? As a result, are you feeling scared, overwhelmed, nervous, and/or not sure where to start? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Designing and delivering workshops can be a hair raising … [Read more...] about How to Create Workshops that Work
Can you relate to this cartoon? Are you inundated with to do’s, tasks and projects? Are you in a tumult trying to find that email, that idea, that …. Thing? Do you get, as my friend calls it, sick pit, that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach when you think about all the things you … [Read more...] about Sync and swim
I remember pedaling my shiny blue bike with its banana seat (think a looooong narrow seat which I thought was very cool at the time), up my neighbourhood street, and through the little shopping centre gate. Then up the long hill, I panted as I pedaled and just when I started to feel the sweat run … [Read more...] about Just the facts ma’am
Work is usually social, at least some of the time.Work usually involves other people, at least occasionally. And work usually involves working on teams, at some point, if not all the time. Yet most teams, from my history of working with teams in and from more than 125 countries over the past 21 … [Read more...] about A quick primer on how to not suck at team building