Logos are a quick way to get a sense of an organization’s values or purpose. Shapes, colors, and fonts are used to evoke emotion, recognition, and connection. One of my favorite logos is that of the Olympics. Belief it or not, I have a record from the 1984 Olympics! [Read more…]
Consider your emotional intelligence… Throughout the workday, are you able to manage or regulate your emotions? Are you able to harness those emotions and apply them to problem solving, showing empathy, or building relationships? Are you even aware of your emotions?
Make 30 tacos or hire 30 people? My husband was faced with this strange decision a number of years ago. He had successfully completed the training program for managers of a fast food restaurant and was quickly assigned a troubled restaurant. But, before introducing himself as manager to the staff, [Read more…]
Transparency is tricky in the work place, right? What is appropriate to share and what isn’t? Does your title dictate how much you share? How do you foster credibility if you are completely transparent? How do you foster trust when you aren’t being completely transparent? [Read more…]
Remember when you could eat almost anything, including broccoli, by plugging your nose? Do you use the same strategy when it comes to Sales? “If I can hold my breath long enough, my business will eventually grow!” NEWSFLASH! That doesn’t work! So, what’s the secret to making Sales more palatable? [Read more…]
The first day of a new job is full of excitement! And by excitement, I mean anxious thoughts like, “Can I really do this job? Did I negotiate well enough? Will my department perform well under my leadership?” Not many of us are thinking about the onboarding process! [Read more…]
The childhood game of musical chairs grew increasingly difficult as I got older. Kids got a lot stronger, as did the strategy to win! It reminds me of an organizational shake-up or acquisition. From above, it looks like the team members are going the same direction while moving to the same music. But, when the music stops, a competitive nature is revealed. Someone is left standing without a seat (or a job)! [Read more…]