At one time, I managed technology projects. Sure, we always started with a goal, but with rapid advancements in technology and evolving client needs, the end result wasn’t always what our team of engineers predicted. We experienced a constant storm of changing requirements along with political limitations and budget constraints. Yet, we were responsible for one very important goal: empowering the client with state-of-the-art business and technological tools, quickly and with excellence. [Read more…]
In my work, I am constantly studying the power of mindset. Though, we typically associate top talent and intelligence with success, our level of success is more related to what we believe about failure and learning! Talent and intelligence can be developed! (Quite frankly, this is a huge relief to me personally!) [Read more…]
I hope the phrase “Abandon Ship, Mr. Sulu!” doesn’t spoil the movie, Star Trek Beyond. Any Star Trek fan knows that the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew typically include a brush with destruction and a threat to the human race (or any other race, for that matter). But, have you, like Captain Kirk, ever barked, “abandon ship”? Or wanted to? [Read more…]
Recently, I had the unfortunate opportunity to observe questionable behavior in the workplace. I’m talking about behavior resulting from poor ethical decisions. But, if ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ are so different, why is it so hard to decide to do the right thing– especially for leaders?
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…]