No matter how you’re rolling into the holiday season (excited, energized, and invigorated, exhausted, overwhelmed and weary, or somewhere in between) I’ve got your back. Yes, trust me. I have something to offer from the Life Lenses, which aims to bring you happy holidays and gives you a chance to … [Read more...] about Happy holidays from the Life Lenses™
What do you see when you look at this picture of a frying pan? A way to make grilled cheese sandwiches? Memories of your grandma making you a treat? A nonstick pan? Something else? That something else could also be a refeathered nest. You see, I see a radically different perspective. I see a … [Read more...] about How a frying pan sparked a refeathered nest
Perspective. Everything is influenced by our perspective, even and especially COVID and quarantine. You say to-ma-toe. I say to-ma-ta. You see the glass half full. I see it half empty. Perspective shapes our world in so very many ways that we’re not aware of. We don’t … [Read more...] about Your secret sauce for overcoming procrastination (hint: it has to do with your perspective)
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?
The forest near where I live is a massive, lush, green playground for dik diks (think tiny Japanese anime-like antelope), duikers and monkeys. When the season is right, it’s awash in colourful butterflies flitting about, creating whorls of colour in their wake. So I was intrigued to learn … [Read more...] about What we can learn from a butterfly’s struggle to escape its chrysalis
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?