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General Business / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh November 19, 2020

The Art of Professionalism

Deciding to Put Others Ahead of Ourselves

I grew up never really knowing what professionalism was. I came from a blue collar family that was more about living and acting in the moment according to the culture. We didn’t always consider our actions and how we should behave or what we should or shouldn’t say around others.

General Business / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh November 17, 2020

Be Essential

3 Things Essential to Being Essential

As we are moving or continuing to stay virtual, it is important to stay connected with your team. You can become and remain an essential team member, even if you’re not rubbing elbows with your colleagues. Think of people you enjoy working with, people who you know have your back whenever you're on a project together, or things are getting busy at work....

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 Inc.com about leadership--we put our own little spin on it, but it was too good not to pass along.

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 / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh September 15, 2020

I Just Can't Decide....

If you're like just about every other working American, you need to make, or help your team make, good decisions from time to time. That's probably your favorite part of your job, right? Who doesn't love collecting the data to make an informed decision, corralling the team, laying out your options, and reaching consensus? Ok, so maybe decision making isn't so easy peasy...but what if YOU could...

General Business / Communication / Collaboration September 8, 2020

Do you foster reflection?

An attitude of gratitude

The unofficial-official end of summer weekend has just concluded. Now we're heading back to school, and looking forward to the approaching holiday season. I hope your season brings you and your family many blessings, and I hope your holidays are full of peace, love, and joy. We all need that right now. 

As we approach this busy season, that is sure to be more busy this...

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

Three Daily Verbs

That Apply To Us All

As recent graduates are starting to consider the next phase of their lives, as individuals whose jobs were impacted by the changes implemented due to the Coronavirus consider what’s next for them, and as people all across the country consider what’s next for their career and how to propel themselves into success, the topic of “universal” advice comes up. What words of...

Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 19, 2020

Uncivil Discourse

Turning an unproductive conversation productive

I’ve witnessed some examples of uncivil discourse recently that have compelled me to do some deep thinking about the kinds of conversations we’re having. It may be the months of social distancing that have caused us to forget how to be kind. It may be the extended duration of stress and fear that has caused us to pay more attention to our own...

Change / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 12, 2020

Mindfulness

What is mindfulness, really?

Spring is wrapping up.

Communication / Time Management / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 9, 2020

Meetings are the worst...

4 Meeting Must-Haves to Get It Over With