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Project Management / Time Management / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh September 17, 2019

Making Agile More Approachable

Do you want happier teams, better quality deliverables, and more satisfied customers? Then you might want to take some quick tips from Agile...

Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh September 10, 2019

Flaws Are Things Other People Have

Shine Some Light On How You Perceive Flaws

Leadership / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh August 20, 2019

Demonstrating UPR During Tough Moments

5 Things to Remember

 

We all find ourselves in tough moments. It is so easy to look at others in a tough moment and blame them or make assumptions about how they are acting or thinking. Those assumptions are the worst thing we can do to keep a positive working environment. Instead, we need to show everyone Unconditional Positive Regard (UPR). Here are 5 things to remember to help you show UPR...

Leadership / General Business / Networking / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh August 8, 2019

Willing & Able

Five Steps to Sharing the Load in Our Organizations

Recently, I’ve engaged in a couple of conversations with others about a trend we continue to see, especially in volunteer, non-profit, and church organizations. The trend is a little bit distressing and certainly puts a lot of burden on a handful of people. So, the purpose of this blog is to make sure we’re aware of this trend and invite...

General Business / Time Management / Collaboration July 26, 2019

Trying Times

Four Steps to Success by Trying Again

Recently, I watched an individual, who had been asked to complete a task, make one attempt at it, find the results were not what they thought, put their hands in the air – in a gesture of resignation – and say “Nope it doesn’t work”. They showed no frustration, irritation, or hostility. There was simply apathy, a sense of “I tried it, it didn’t work, and...

General Business / Communication / Collaboration July 17, 2019

A More Civil Discourse

6 Phrases for Kinder, More Productive Conversations

It’s no secret that civil discourse in our modern American society is, at best, eroded.

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration June 25, 2019

Impress'Em

6 Characteristics Leaders Look for In Their Employees

We’ve heard it before, and we will hear it again: soft skills really are important. Emotional intelligence and communication skills are paramount in the decisions hiring managers make to engage a given candidate, or not. But once you’ve got the job, what kinds of things can you do to cause a boss to look on you with more favor?

Leadership / General Business / YP / Collaboration March 28, 2019

Three Inspiring Ways Working With Others Makes Us Better Humans

Deep down, through and through, I am a lover of people. I delight in the presence of others, I love to energize other people and to be energized by them. I love to inspire them and to be inspired by them. I love to encounter the way they look at the world and learn from it. I love to be able to share the workload. Yup, I’m a "people-ist". I love people.

I happily find myself in a job that...

Generations / Collaboration February 7, 2019

Working Through Our Different Relationships with Technology

You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again… “We shouldn’t put people in boxes (not physically and not metaphorically).” It’s totally unfair to assume that just because someone demonstrates several of the tendencies common to a person who fits in “Box A” that means they permanently and in all other ways belong in “Box A”.

Leadership / General Business / Collaboration February 7, 2019

That Really Great Feeling When It All Comes Together

A good friend and fellow leader told me a story today of the rush that he felt as he watched his team come together to work towards a common good.