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Graduation Gems that Apply To All Ages

With graduation season coming to a close, we thought we'd share some nuggets from a Business Insider article we stumbled upon. It's a pretty cool collection of advice to new graduates from the world's rich and famous, and it reminded us that there's not much in the way of motivation or inspiration for those of us in the middle of our careers, or our coworkers who are trying to stave off...

COVID-19 May 29, 2020

Friday Connections Recap - 5/29/2020 - Mindfulness

As we enter a period of renewal and change, Your Clear Next Step is committed to helping our customers make their businesses and workdays even better. We will be here to walk beside you, to listen, to connect, and to aid in your search for clarity.  In doing so, we are offering a free, weekly Zoom calls, called Friday Connections, at 1:15pm (CDT) every Friday from 5/8/2020 - 8/7/2020.

Guard Your Words

Watch your words. Guard them. There’s a famous quote that’s been attributed to both Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher that, truthfully, has evolved over time and been used in a variety of settings. You’ve probably heard it in some form, or maybe multiple. One version of it goes something like this:

Leadership / General Business / Project Management / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh May 26, 2020

4 Ways to Help Interns Be Successful

And Meaningful within Your Organization

We all know that Memorial day means the start of Summer, and that means you might have some Summer interns in your future. What do you actually do with an intern, anyway? And how do you manage them and make it an effective use of your time?

COVID-19 May 22, 2020

Friday Connections Recap - 5/22/2020 - Grief

As we enter a period of renewal and change, Your Clear Next Step is committed to helping our customers make their businesses and workdays even better. We will be here to walk beside you, to listen, to connect, and to aid in your search for clarity.  In doing so, we are offering a free, weekly Zoom calls, called Friday Connections, at 1:15pm (CDT) every Friday from 5/8/2020 - 8/7/2020.

General Business / Project Management / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh May 21, 2020

Common Ground

For many years, Your Clear Next Step has been bridging gaps and bringing people closer together so that we can have better, more successful work days. Between Project Managers and Business Analysts, traditional Waterfall and more iterative, Agile approaches, there have been some divisions over the years, but the common ground is pretty abundant. It turns out they’re not as far apart as some...

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh May 21, 2020

Presentation Vs. Facilitation

What’s the Difference?!

Presentation and Facilitation. They’re pretty common terms in our training and development world, so we’re sure you’ve heard them both before too. But have you ever found yourself wondering “what’s the difference?!”

COVID-19 May 18, 2020

Friday Connections Recap - 5/15/2020 - Creative Problem Solving

As we enter a period of renewal and change, Your Clear Next Step is committed to helping our customers make their businesses and workdays even better. We will be here to walk beside you, to listen, to connect, and to aid in your search for clarity.  In doing so, we are offering a free, weekly Zoom calls, called Friday Connections, at 1:15pm (CDT) every Friday from 5/8/2020 - 8/7/2020.

Leadership / General Business / YP / Sinikka Waugh May 15, 2020

Develop Yourself

The What, Why and How of Professional Development

Our new routine has created more time in some of our calendars. Some of us don't have to travel to work anymore; some of us have fewer things on the agenda; some of us have more space to think in a different way and to consider things in a new way. With this extra time or space to think, we have the perfect opportunity to invest in our...

General Business / YP / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh May 12, 2020

How Can I Get Out of My Own Way to Get Stuff Done?

We wish that having an extra day in the year would give us time to get oodles of stuff done, but unfortunately, that's not the case. In fact, with warmer weather, and more daylight hours, you're probably going to feel like doing just about anything but work. Here are a few things that can help you get your act together and stay in gear in spite of the sunshine taunting you through the tiny...