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Leadership / Communication November 13, 2019

Gratitude at Work

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...

Leadership / Communication / Change / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh November 12, 2019

Breaking into Business Analysis

3 Tips for Practicing Business Analysis Where You Are

Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh November 7, 2019

Turn Down the Noise

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.

General Business / Communication / Project Management / YP / Sinikka Waugh November 5, 2019

Building a Better Business Case

3 Steps To A Better Business Case

Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh October 31, 2019

Turn On Your Headlights

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.

Project Management / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh October 29, 2019

Don't Spook Your Stakeholders

Tips on How to Avoid Spooking your Stakeholders

General Business / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh October 24, 2019

One Too Many...

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...

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh October 22, 2019

Are Your Work Relationships Working?

4 Key Ingredients to a Solid Working Relationship

General Business / Networking / Communication / Sinikka Waugh October 17, 2019

Leave a Message After the...

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?

Change / YP / Sinikka Waugh October 15, 2019

Count Your Change

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...