Overwhelm. Unease. Frustration. Despair. Embarrassment. Those are just some of the emotions participants tell me they feel when they’re trying to use technology. I’m here to tell you it not only doesn’t it have to be that way, tech tools can actually serve you & make your life a … [Read more...] about 3 ways you should be using digital tools for life 360 hacks
I saw Simon Sinek, author of 'Start with why,' speak at an event in New York City some time ago and found his messages incisive & compelling. Here's one of his latest. Check out the 1 1/2 minute video below & my notes from his video also below. 'Here's the problem & here's what … [Read more...] about Simon says … ssssh, be the last to speak
Have you ever been in a situation where up seemed down & vice versa, where the ‘rules’ didn't seem to apply? As I was waiting to upgrade my mobile phone chip recently I looked down at the ticket stub the agent had given me to indicate where I was in the queue – number 098. I looked up at the … [Read more...] about Intercultural communication- When up is down & down is up
What do you do when you realize your kid’s spring break starts today & not in a week as you’ve planned?
Flashback to last week. After a who’s on first type of conversation with a teacher, the air was sucked out of my gut faster than a cheetah chasing it’s prey & all the hairs on my arm stood at attention while I had a slight taste of bile in my mouth. I had just realized I booked several … [Read more...] about What do you do when you realize your kid’s spring break starts today & not in a week as you’ve planned?
We all need a little help from our team mates, as the video above so charmingly displays. Yet high functioning teams, that work well together, & know & understand each other well, while critical to success in the workplace, are rare. While Forbes says team building is 'the most … [Read more...] about Your team building results are in- check out the most common pitfalls for teams
As I write this from my hotel room there’s a cacophony of birds chirping outside, which is blending with the sweet sounds of Zap Mama (a Belgian, Congolese group) singing Brrrlak from my playlist. The sun is streaming through a lush canopy of trees, with Mount Kenya shrouded in the mist in … [Read more...] about Need to assess your team's assets & gaps? Here's an easy, one question tool
My kids, hubbie & me were driving down the highway & the song Mahna mahna da da da da da came up in conversation. Say what?! If you grew up with Sesame Street & you know the Muppets then it's likely you would recognize this song. (And if you don't or you want to revisit it, check out … [Read more...] about How ear worms get your point across
You simply won't be able to watch this without laughing. Truly. This short video is not only laugh-out-loud funny, it's a poignant reminder of the difference between Journey Life Lenses™ & Destination Life Lenses™. Journey Life Lenses™ are all about the process, how things unfold, the journey … [Read more...] about It's not about the nail (it's about the process)
'The secret to sneaking up on a 3,000-pound black rhino, should you ever need to know, is to walk in its footsteps. Literally. Rhinos, it tuns out, have incredible sharp hearing - and the best way to avoid any crackling or crunching during your approach is to step inside our hefty target's tracks, … [Read more...] about How to tail a rhino (or the view from a rhino's butt)