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Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 16, 2020

You Don’t Know if You Don’t Ask

5 Steps for Seeking Feedback

In last week’s blog, we shared some tips on preparing for and sharing feedback, ultimately helping us treat feedback more like a gift. As we continue to seek a more open dialog of feedback in the new year, I encourage each of us, in our relentless pursuit of even better, to ask others for their feedback, perspectives, insights, or other wisdom they could share to...

Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 14, 2020

Navigating Through Tough Moments

4 Things To Make Difficult Conversations Less...Difficult

We found these tips in an article for delivering feedback, and we think they can be used for just about any difficult conversation or tough moment, so we wanted to add a few of our own and pass them along!

General Business / Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 9, 2020

One More Gift

7 Questions to Ask Before Giving the Gift of Feedback

For years you’ve heard us talk about feedback being a gift. When someone gives me feedback I realize that they are saying, “Sinikka, you’re awesome, and you could be even more awesome!” Sometimes when people give us feedback, though, it doesn’t feel very ‘gifty’. Instead it feels ‘judgey’ or even critical and corrective rather than...

Leadership / General Business / YP / Sinikka Waugh January 7, 2020

Empowerment Starts With You

Tips to Empower Yourself and Others

Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 2, 2020

Keep the Peace

Five Tactical Ways to Keep the Peace Wherever You Find Yourself

Especially during this busy holiday time of year, extended families wind up getting together, sometime for extended periods of time. Deadlines at work are looming large on the horizon. The weather is creating extra havoc with snow and ice. But, despite peace on Earth being what is often wished for, peace can be really hard to...

Change / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh December 31, 2019

Making the Transition from This Year to Next

We all have different appetites for change, but next year will be here in hours, whether we're ready for it or not! So here are some simple but powerful things you can do to help you ring in the new year well and set yourself up for success.

 

General Business / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh December 26, 2019

Three Tips from a Tuesday

Three Tips from a Not So Ordinary Tuesday

As the year winds to a close, I thought it might be fun to share the insights that come from a regular day on the job. This was a day not too long ago. It was a regular Tuesday by many accounts, and not so regular by others. Monday, as Mondays often are, had been filled with plenty of commotion, lots of work, a few unfinished tasks, a fair amount of...

Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh December 24, 2019

2 Personality Traits that Impact Your Present

3 reminders about how your perception of the world impacts your personal reality

What's the secret to happiness? Is it different depending on whether you're at work or at home? What about happiness in a relationship?

General Business / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh December 19, 2019

What's Bugging You?

Five Tips for Overcoming Annoyance

 

General Business / Sinikka Waugh December 12, 2019

Willing to Grow

Five Steps to Achieving A Growth Attitude

Hopefully, most of us are willing to acknowledge that we aren’t perfect. Hopefully, most of us are willing to admit that we could be, as I like to say, even better than we are today. But in spite of these admissions, for some reason many of us have become a bit complacent in what we know and how we do things. This trend seems to be related to where we...