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General Business September 25, 2020

Mentorship vs Sponsorship vs Coaching

They are all different!


General Business / Sinikka Waugh September 22, 2020

3 Tips to Minimize Conflict in the Workplace

Preventing Assumptions and Presumptions

Between different personalities and working styles, stress within the organization and in people's personal lives, and changing teams and projects, conflict in the office (whether in person or virtual) isn't unheard of. So how can we fix it, and if we can't fix it, how can we stay productive in spite of conflict?

Leadership / General Business / Sinikka Waugh September 18, 2020

In the Zoom and in the room?

Juggling meeting with in-person and virtual participants

A couple weeks ago, we shared a piece on workplace etiquette as we wrestle with going back to sharing workspaces. As other tools and applications hit the market that are designed to make remote work easier, I don’t see Zoom or Google Hangouts going to go away, and video conferencing is now, I believe, a permanent part of how we do business.

General Business / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh September 15, 2020

I Just Can't Decide....

If you're like just about every other working American, you need to make, or help your team make, good decisions from time to time. That's probably your favorite part of your job, right? Who doesn't love collecting the data to make an informed decision, corralling the team, laying out your options, and reaching consensus? Ok, so maybe decision making isn't so easy peasy...but what if YOU could...

General Business / Communication / Sinikka Waugh September 11, 2020

I Spy Something Good

Four Sentences to Propel Your Career Forward

I’ve had several conversations lately with people who are disrupted in their current workplace situations. Countless individuals are out of work due to the financial impacts on businesses and industries across the board these past few months. Friends and longtime colleagues have recently lost their jobs due to positions being eliminated through...

General Business / Communication / Collaboration September 8, 2020

Do you foster reflection?

An attitude of gratitude

The unofficial-official end of summer weekend has just concluded. Now we're heading back to school, and looking forward to the approaching holiday season. I hope your season brings you and your family many blessings, and I hope your holidays are full of peace, love, and joy. We all need that right now. 

As we approach this busy season, that is sure to be more busy this...

General Business / Networking / Communication / Sinikka Waugh September 4, 2020

Social Etiquette Post-Lockdown

The New Rules of Social Etiquette

Social etiquette shifted abruptly this year. From hugs and handshakes to no physical contact at all. From day-long face-to-face meetings to virtual. From crowded venues to isolated spaces. Many of us went weeks or even months without interacting with our extended family, our friends, our colleagues, or our business partners. 

General Business / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh September 1, 2020

3 Tools to Help Improve Your Time Management

When we sat down to think about our office goals for the new season, time management floated to the top of our list. We thought we might not be alone in this, so we wanted to offer 3 Tools to Help Improve Time Management.

General Business / Sinikka Waugh August 18, 2020

Caution! Rumble Strips Ahead

They're called "rumble strips"; do you know these things? They are little grooved sections of road that often occur along the edge of the road or, at least here in Iowa, there are about three sets of them before a stop sign on a highway.

General Business / Communication / Sinikka Waugh August 11, 2020

Absolutely Indispensable

3 Tips for Becoming Just That