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Change / YP / Faith May 11, 2020

The God of the In-Between

Change is an important topic here at Your Clear Next Step. Sometimes, in season of change, there is a space in-between what was and what is going to be which can be an uncomfortable place to be in. We invite you to enjoy this inspiration from a recent intern, Lydia, as she shares her perspective on finding comfort during an in-between.


Change / Sinikka Waugh / COVID-19 May 1, 2020

When the Change Wasn't What You Wanted

Four Tips for What to Do if Faced with Change You Didn't Want

I teach a lot of change management classes, and one of the key concepts we talk about that helps people move from “A” (current state) to “B” (future state) is knowing that B is better.  John Kotter, the authority on leading change in an organizational context, says that we have to make sure “B” is obviously and urgently better than...

Change / Sinikka Waugh March 19, 2020

Avoiding Pandemonium Amid The Pandemic

Six Reminders of How We Can Co-Create Greatness

Regardless of your own personal perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is that it’s causing changes to our workplaces and lives that have the potential to turn this pandemic into pandemonium. Times like these require a little extra awareness and patience.In our continued commitment to help co-create better work places, so we can have...

Leadership / General Business / Change / Project Management / YP / Collaboration February 18, 2020

So, What Exactly Is Emotional Intelligence?

Let’s talk a little about the warm and fuzzy side of maintaining healthy relationships: Emotional Intelligence. Ok, maybe not as warm and fuzzy as you thought it was going to be, but your EI (or EQ) is super important in the workplace and at home. So, what exactly is Emotional Intelligence?

General Business / Communication / Change / YP / Sinikka Waugh January 21, 2020

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

It's probably safe to assume that you're well acquainted with your personal comfort zone, right? When was the last time you took a step outside that comfort zone?

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.


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

Breaking into Business Analysis

3 Tips for Practicing Business Analysis Where You Are

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...

General Business / Change / Project Management / YP / Sinikka Waugh September 24, 2019

Change Your Mind

Before the Ice Cream Starts Melting in Lane 7

Change / Sinikka Waugh September 12, 2019

Not Okay Is Okay

Five Thoughts to Help You Get Okay With Not Being Okay

Often, new seasons bring new changes, beyond simple shifts in the weather. As fall approaches, it has become apparent this season will be no different. I’ve heard from many folks over the last few weeks about their sense of being less than okay. There’s a little bit of hesitation, fear, or even irritation that they’re having these feelings...