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Leadership / General Business / Collaboration October 27, 2020

10 Leadership DO's!

Since leadership is always a hot topic, we wanted to share this spot-on article from about leadership--we put our own little spin on it, but it was too good not to pass along.

General Business / YP / Sinikka Waugh October 22, 2020

When the Going Gets Gray

5 Tips to Help You Navigate the Unknown

Have you ever been driving on an early morning and hit a patch of fog so thick you couldn’t see? What was the first thought that came to mind? We’re guessing it wasn’t “Ooh, fun! I love when I can’t see--it makes everything so exciting!”

General Business / Project Management / Time Management October 20, 2020

It's Decision Time

A Few Tools to Help You Decide

General Business October 15, 2020

What Growth Season Are You In? - Part 2

Life Growth Seasons

We’re excited to continue our series on seasons of growth by Head Coach, Barb Ranck! Missed it? Catch up here

In my farming example from last week, I used a pretty simple object – corn – to describe the seasonal farming process. Once the planted corn seed has produced the ear of corn to maturity, it has fulfilled its purpose. It all happens in less than 12 months.

Leadership / General Business October 13, 2020

Room to Grow (and Influence Others)

As employees and individual contributors become more autonomous in today's working environment, influence without authority has become a hot topic or buzz-phrase. You've been honing your influence your entire career--even before you got your first job, in fact! Here's a secret: your influence will never reach full capacity, which is kind of cool because that means there's always something you...

General Business October 8, 2020

What Growth Season Are You In? - Part 1

Basic Life Seasons

As we’ve been sharing over the past several months, the Your Clear Next Step team is so excited to be expanding our team of coaches, helping you have better work days by connecting you with the training, coaching, and resources you need. To introduce you to one of our coaches, this week’s newsletter is an excerpt from a blog post by our Head Coach, Barb Ranck. Enjoy!

Leadership / General Business / Collaboration October 6, 2020

Who's Deciding, and How?

What's most important on this project: scope, time, or cost? Will Vendor A or Vendor B be a better fit for our organization today? Should I escalate this risk or issue? What do I want for dinner? What color should we paint the front door? Who should I vote for on November 8th?

General Business / Sinikka Waugh October 1, 2020

Three things from PDD

What I learned from PMI-CIC PDD 2020

One of the things I look forward to every Fall is our Project Management Institute (PMI) Central Iowa Chapter’s (CIC) annual Professional Development Day (PDD) – not just alphabet soup, PMI-CIC PDD is a cornerstone of this season. Every year since 2005, I’ve loved attending as a participant and a sponsor and a speaker, (and in the past, a board member and a...

Leadership / General Business / YP September 29, 2020

To Lead or Not to Lead

(It's not really a question)

General Business September 25, 2020

Mentorship vs Sponsorship vs Coaching

They are all different!