Since Thanksgiving is this month, I have been thinking a lot about being thankful. One of the things that is important to me about Thanksgiving is that thankfulness shouldn’t be confined to a single day. I think a lot of people would agree with this perspective. In fact, around Thanksgiving every year, I hear people say that your thanks shouldn’t be limited to Thanksgiving. However, I doubt...
3 Tips for Practicing Business Analysis Where You Are
How to Apply Good E.I. to Moments of Concentration
Recently, we spent some time talking about emotional intelligence and how it relates to the analogy of using our headlights and windshield wipers while driving in the rain. This week, we’re going to talk about another analogy that we can relate to as drivers.
3 Steps To A Better Business Case
How to Apply Good E.I. to Moments of Pressure
From time to time, one of life’s mundane or ordinary tasks or activities will strike me as the perfect analogy for other parts of life. Recently, while traveling from one class to another, it hit me how much driving can provide a great analogy for our daily lives and the emotional intelligence we need to navigate them.
Tips on How to Avoid Spooking your Stakeholders
Five Tips for Working Through Your Over-commitment
Most of us come to work wanting to do a good job. Most of us intentionally sign up for, commit to, and engage in things we expect to succeed at. Most of us have a desire to get involved and be an active participant, for the betterment of ourselves or our organization. But sometimes this means we take on more than we can handle. Sometimes we...
4 Key Ingredients to a Solid Working Relationship
2 Tips for Even Better Voicemail
Recently, we offered 7 tips for even better phone calls.
This topic sparked a really great conversation, both internally and with many of our readers, about phone etiquette. It also got us thinking about what happens when we don’t make an actual connection. What happens when one of us doesn’t pick up the call?
3 Ways to Change How You Approach Change
You may or may not know by now that one thing we think is really important is talking about Change--partly because it's inevitable in today's environment, and partly because with change comes great opportunities to make things (and people) better. But a lot of us perceive change as the end of the world--something to dread or complain about. So if that's...