I was at the point in my workshop where I was explaining the difference between Carrot Life Lenses® (detail-oriented) and Mountain Life Lenses® (big-picture focused) when a woman abruptly stood up, marched determinedly to the back of the room and added a commo to a large banner that was hanging on … [Read more...] about How to not go bat crap crazy in your workspace
As a Canadian living in Nairobi, Kenya, even after 8 years of living here there is still much that’s lost in translation. There’s a constant undercurrent of intercultural issues that swim through my day. You never know what’s going on below the surface. Sometimes it’s funny – … [Read more...] about Lost in translation; what to do when you’re swimming in an intercultural current
How many of these sound familiar? You lack faith in the skill levels of your colleague(s) and/or you fear they lack faith in yours.In your workplace information is hoarded and not openly shared.You often feel let down because people don’t keep their word.Giving and sharing is a one-way street and … [Read more...] about Ten top criteria for team trust; how many do you have?
It can be funny to watch but it’s anything but if you’re in the middle of it. Conflict that is. Our beloved brains desert us when we're in conflict. We tend to do more of whatever isn’t working. Our perspective narrows. There’s only one way and that’s my way. It’s … [Read more...] about The most silent (and silliest) war ever; you won’t believe your eyes
I’ve been traveling a lot lately for my UN work; Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana and to Mauritius. Part of my go-with-me-everywhere is a series of plug adapters so I can get my gear working and charged up without fail. Sometimes though, it takes a few twists and turns (and even moving the bed … [Read more...] about Lost in translation; from beer and Snoopy to a broken mug and unanswered questions
Last week I shared 4 signs your blind spots are biting you. Hint; they include telling signs like batcrap craziness, grinding teeth, biting your tongue and banging your head against the wall. Being aware of your blindspots is one thing. Knowing what to do about them is a whole other ball … [Read more...] about 4 ways to take a bite out of your blind spot
Do you have fire-itis? Symptoms of fire-itis include: You’re beyond on fire, you have so many to-do lists you need lists for your lists You’re overwhelmed and/or exhausted You’re burning and brimming with ideas, inspiration, and you’ve got more projects on the go than the population of a … [Read more...] about The signs, symptoms of fire-itis and what to do about it
20,000 people. 20 years. 20 business lessons. What I’ve learned over the last 2 decades of running RPS
When I started my business in 1998 people were still running to Blockbuster to rent VHS videos (I know, right!) and Britney Spears had just released her debut single “Baby One More Time.” I’m wrapping up a month of celebrating 20 years with 20 business lessons learned from the last 2 decades of … [Read more...] about 20,000 people. 20 years. 20 business lessons. What I’ve learned over the last 2 decades of running RPS
The party continues with 20 things you need to know about Goal Setting, learned from my 20 years in business. I started my business in 1998, the same year the International Space Station began to be assembled while we were cuddling our fav furry Furby pets. And after 20 years I’ve learned a thing or … [Read more...] about 20 things you need to know about Goal Setting from 20 years in business
The same year I started my business Apple came out with its iconic “Think Different” campaign and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets came out. While I’ve got my eye on the past, I am pulling it into the future. Here’s continuing the celebration of my 20 years in business with 20 perspectives on … [Read more...] about 20 things you need to know about Life Lenses®
Can you believe Q4 is upon us? Time for planning. (And the chance to win a free gift at the end of this post.) Whether your planning is jump started by the back to school regime &/or fourth quarter it’s a great time to hit the pause button. Think of September like the new New Year. Hitting … [Read more...] about How to get around the glitch of planning from (only) your perspective
Feel like the year's getting away from you faster than an ice cream cone melting on a hot summer day? Like seriously, you can feel the melted ice cream sliding down your arm, escaping you & feeling icky & sticky. Do you feel slightly faint & dizzy when you realize it’s already AUGUST … [Read more...] about Holy cow, it’s August already & I have no idea what I’ve been doing!