Last Quarter: Last Ditch Efforts?

Last Quarter: Last Ditch Efforts?

We’ve just crept into the last quarter of the year. Depending on your goals and progress in them, you’re either preparing your touchdown dance or getting comfy on the sidelines, as the New Year comes into view. Sadly, many of us are already saying, “Pass the Gatorade.” But is it really too late to make remarkable improvements in the last 90 days of 2017? The good news is that, no, it’s not. There’s still time! The bad news is that you’ve got some work to do, and there’s no time to waste.... Read More
How You Can Learn to Delegate Today

How You Can Learn to Delegate Today

Raise your hand if you wish you had someone to help you check a few items off of your massive, ever-growing To Do list. Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever uttered something like, “I’ll just do it myself. It’s _____.” Fill in the blank with a word like easier, faster, or better. Ummmm, anyone else see a problem here? There’s a big disconnect between what we say we want, and what we actually do. When the rubber meets the road, we are more willing to sit in the overwhelm rather than taking... Read More
Establishing a Culture of Communication

Establishing a Culture of Communication

You probably wouldn’t disagree with the popular phrase, “Communication is key.” But how well are you actually acting on it? If your staff, volunteers or boss were asked to grade you, how would you fare? Communication can mean the difference between support, cooperation and cohesion—and not. It can unite teams or divide them. And understanding not only the power of communication, but being able to honestly evaluate your current situation, can make your team stronger and more effective.... Read More
Planning a Personal Retreat

Planning a Personal Retreat

You likely read that title and felt one of four emotions: Curiosity, excitement, skepticism or the universal, “Yeah, right!” But guess what? Personal retreats are not a myth, not only available to the rich and famous, and not a luxury. They should be an important part of your life. Here’s why you should make them a priority: Personal retreats provide clarity. They allow you to put some space between your regular environment and routine, which gives you a fresh perspective for problem-solving,... Read More
3 Tips for Finding a Personal Mentor

3 Tips for Finding a Personal Mentor

If you’ve never had a personal mentor, you may not realize how much you could benefit from one. If you’ve had one in the past but not at the moment, you’re probably on the hunt. And if you currently have one, you’re already ahead of the curve and reaping the benefits. For the majority of us, mentoring is mostly informal through books, podcasts, emails and the like. The people we seek to learn from or emulate are men and women that we’ll never meet outside of a live event or book signing. Or... Read More