Often times, we get frustrated when something doesn’t go exactly how we envisioned and we tend to blame the person delivering the work rather than examining the expectations we set.
We’ve made it two weeks. Two weeks of COVID-19 quarantine with two small toddlers and two meeting-heavy careers that are not slowing down. First, we are thankful for our beautiful life, the opportunity to love our daughters deeply and to both continue working (and collecting two paychecks). Now that we have acknowledged that, we canContinue reading “Taking Control of our Uncertainty”
Yesterday, my darling daughters fell asleep in the car. So I sat in a parking lot for an hour and finished listening to Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. First, let’s give some major credit to both toddlers for taking a double nap and offering me a little quiet time! I will accept this giftContinue reading “My Thoughts on Dare to Lead by Brené Brown”
Employee engagement, retention and satisfaction drive client engagement, retention and satisfaction.
ditch the stories you are telling yourself, and turn them into steps for conflict resolution
A critical piece of information when setting goals at the beginning of a project is understanding the expectation of timeline. I hear more times than not a delivery date of “yesterday” or “as soon as possible” with the obligatory chuckle that comes with asking for something unreasonable. As a project manager, it is my jobContinue reading “Fast is not always Right.”
Growing up, we had a lake house about 15 miles from our home where we would spend the entire summer. It wasn’t uncommon on any given day to have a dozen teenagers traipsing about riding jet skis, raiding my parents kitchen, or basking in the sun on the dock. In addition to my dad’s neverContinue reading “Two Eyes, Two Ears and One Mouth…for a reason.”
There was a time in my life where I touted the fact that I was a great multi-tasker. After all, if you weren’t doing at least two things at once, you were wasting time. I am no longer of that mindset. Multi-tasking can result in missed opportunities in connecting with the people and often resultsContinue reading “Effective, Efficient and Engaged”
There comes a time when you are so far into the project you can’t realistically turn back without a lot of brow raising. However, with so much more to accomplish, you aren’t sure the investment is still worth it. That, my friend, is the point in time when you are in the tunnel of darkness.
Am I doing it right? If anyone has the answer to this question in any facet of life, raise your hand. I ask it of myself all the time. Am I managing people or projects right? Am I parenting right? What about being a wife or that yoga move where I don’t dare risk breakingContinue reading “Am I doing it right?”