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Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh February 20, 2020

Speak Up, But Do It Well

Four Ways to Speak Up Well

For years we have been encouraging people to speak up. If you have an idea or a contribution, speak up. ‘If you see something, say something’ is the campaign in the airports. If you see an injustice, speak up. If you want to make a name for yourself, speak up. If you want to be heard or recognized, speak up. If you have a concern or an issue or a problem that needs...

General Business / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh February 13, 2020

Get Motivated

Three Tips to Help You Get Motivated

General Business / Sinikka Waugh February 6, 2020

When No One Is Looking

Three Places to Demonstrate Integrity

For the last couple of weeks we’ve talked about our legacy and what we’re known for (If you’d care to take a look at those posts you’re welcome to click here and here). In both of those cases we were talking specifically about the way others see and experience us when we’re with them. Today we’ll spend one more week thinking about our legacy, but this will...

General Business / Sinikka Waugh February 4, 2020

Don't Invite a Dead Horse To Your Meetings

Don't Hold the Same Meeting Twice

Ugh, meetings, amiright? There is a not-so-insignificant percent of our population who absolutely abhor meetings--and usually with good reason. Meetings, rather, bad meetings, are notorious time and money wasters that trap teams away from their desk when they could actually be getting stuff done.

General Business / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 30, 2020

Three Questions to Consider How You Will Be Known

Three Questions to Consider How You Will Be Known

Last week, we began a thinking about legacy and what we’re known for. It was a few words specifically inspired by a particularly poignant moment in time and a particularly influential person. This week, I want to step back and look less prescriptively about what we want to be known for, our legacy, and more procedurally about how we come to be...

Leadership / General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 28, 2020

2-4-6-8, How do we appreciate...other people?

Planning Meaningful Acts of Appreciation

Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 24, 2020

What Will You Be Known For?

We want to spend some time thinking about our legacy, how others recognize us, and what kind of mark we leave on this world. It seems a little bit heavy, but I think it aligns directly with what we stand for as an organization, and the goal of these weekly messages: that is, to offer tips to help us all get even better at all the things we do, so that the way each one of us is remembered is as...

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?

Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 16, 2020

You Don’t Know if You Don’t Ask

5 Steps for Seeking Feedback

In last week’s blog, we shared some tips on preparing for and sharing feedback, ultimately helping us treat feedback more like a gift. As we continue to seek a more open dialog of feedback in the new year, I encourage each of us, in our relentless pursuit of even better, to ask others for their feedback, perspectives, insights, or other wisdom they could share to...

Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh January 14, 2020

Navigating Through Tough Moments

4 Things To Make Difficult Conversations Less...Difficult

We found these tips in an article for delivering feedback, and we think they can be used for just about any difficult conversation or tough moment, so we wanted to add a few of our own and pass them along!