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Leadership / Change / Sinikka Waugh August 14, 2020

Crises Can Cause Change

Change Can Cause Crisis, But It Doesn’t Have To

Crises can cause change. For sure, they cause disruption, but they don’t always produce change.

General Business / Change / YP / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh June 26, 2020

Seven Daily Habits

Habits to make work successful, wherever you are

While it may feel like bad habits form overnight, habits (including good ones!) take a while to form. There are so many resources that point to how good habits help us reach our goals - career goals, project goals, wellness goals - it’s not what we do once in a while that makes the difference, rather it’s the daily habits we live out on a...

Change / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 12, 2020


What is mindfulness, really?

Spring is wrapping up.

General Business / Change / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 5, 2020

Grief in Times of Change

Three Key Benefits to Understanding the Stages of Grief

There have been a number of things in our society and in our world lately over which many of us are grieving. A year that started with such great promise brought things like fires in Australia that brought destruction, a global pandemic that brought illness, death, missed opportunities, business closures, loss of livelihood, a disruption...

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.

Isaiah 43: 16, 18-19 says, "Thus says the Lord, who...

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.