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General Business / Communication / YP / Sinikka Waugh July 14, 2020

Overcome Those Public Speaking Jitters

Stay Calm and Speak Up

With conference season coming, we got to thinking about all the presenters who are putting the finishing touches on keynotes and breakout sessions. In solidarity and support, we wanted to pass along a few tips to help tone-down the stress that often accompanies public speaking even in a virtual setting.

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

Three Daily Verbs

That Apply To Us All

As recent graduates are starting to consider the next phase of their lives, as individuals whose jobs were impacted by the changes implemented due to the Coronavirus consider what’s next for them, and as people all across the country consider what’s next for their career and how to propel themselves into success, the topic of “universal” advice comes up. What words of...

General Business / Communication / YP / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

4 Neighborly Tips

For the Holiday and the Workplace

Many of us are celebrating America's Independence Day this weekend, and in anticipation of family gatherings, fireworks, grilling out, ribs, popsicles, or however you celebrate, we offer four simple neighborly tips that can apply on Independence Day weekend and the workplace on Monday.

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...

Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 19, 2020

Uncivil Discourse

Turning an unproductive conversation productive

I’ve witnessed some examples of uncivil discourse recently that have compelled me to do some deep thinking about the kinds of conversations we’re having. It may be the months of social distancing that have caused us to forget how to be kind. It may be the extended duration of stress and fear that has caused us to pay more attention to our own...

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

Mindfulness

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...

General Business / Project Management / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh May 21, 2020

Common Ground

For many years, Your Clear Next Step has been bridging gaps and bringing people closer together so that we can have better, more successful work days. Between Project Managers and Business Analysts, traditional Waterfall and more iterative, Agile approaches, there have been some divisions over the years, but the common ground is pretty abundant. It turns out they’re not as far apart as some...

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh May 21, 2020

Presentation Vs. Facilitation

What’s the Difference?!

Presentation and Facilitation. They’re pretty common terms in our training and development world, so we’re sure you’ve heard them both before too. But have you ever found yourself wondering “what’s the difference?!”

Leadership / General Business / YP / Sinikka Waugh May 15, 2020

Develop Yourself

The What, Why and How of Professional Development

Our new routine has created more time in some of our calendars. Some of us don't have to travel to work anymore; some of us have fewer things on the agenda; some of us have more space to think in a different way and to consider things in a new way. With this extra time or space to think, we have the perfect opportunity to invest in our...