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Leadership / Communication November 13, 2019

Gratitude at Work

Since Thanksgiving is this month, I have been thinking a lot about being thankful. One of the things that is important to me about Thanksgiving is that thankfulness shouldn’t be confined to a single day. I think a lot of people would agree with this perspective. In fact, around Thanksgiving every year, I hear people say that your thanks shouldn’t be limited to Thanksgiving. However, I doubt...

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

Breaking into Business Analysis

3 Tips for Practicing Business Analysis Where You Are

Leadership / Sinikka Waugh October 8, 2019

Managing to Motivate

Leading Better Motivation

Leadership / Sinikka Waugh October 1, 2019

Common Obstacles of Effective Leaders

We know that every leader has their strengths and weaknesses, but with the help of an online poll by Interact and Harris, Harvard Business Review has recently found that leaders consistently fall short in several areas. We think that knowledge is power, and that one of the easiest steps in adjusting or fixing our behavior is knowing what we could be doing better--thanks to feedback we've...

Leadership / Communication / Sinikka Waugh September 3, 2019

Appreciation in the Office

You can do it today!

Even though it feels like May was just a couple weeks ago, Summer is (almost) officially over. We hope you're doing something fun to close out the season, but we also hope you've penciled in some time to relax, too.

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...

Leadership / General Business / YP June 13, 2019

Employee Engagement: Everything You Need to Know

Employee engagement continues to be a hot topic. But, we've found that fully understanding what it is, and even more importantly, what to do about it, can be tricky.

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...

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.