The Importance of Listening Picture a time when you were heads-down on a critical client deliverable and a critical stakeholder pings you to say you over-extended your reliance on a high-stakes SME. You're appalled as you've delicately balanced meeting client [...]
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Checklist to Reflect and Unwind Your Project Winding down a project is a critical part of the project. It’s where a project leader summarizes what we set out to accomplish, note monumental milestones, transition ownership to appropriate in-house resources for [...]
Reflect and Unwind Your Project With a free wind down checklist Winding down a project is nothing new to me, as a skilled consultant providing project leadership and management for financial technology companies. However, this routine exercise is a critical [...]
Feeling Lost in The Face of Uncertainty With all the uncertainty we have experienced this year, looking past your feet can be difficult. You spend so much time trying to survive the obstacles thrown directly in your path that looking [...]
Anchor your Vision with Small Wins As the new year approaches, you may be struggling on what and how to plan and prepare your business, organization, or workload for 2021 – especially after a year of curveballs, including the COVID [...]
Build and Embody Healthy Habits as You Enter the Holiday Season Healthy habits are what fuel our body to accomplish the day's tasks. Many people rely on a routine to function. By nature, people are very habitual creatures. We eat [...]
Being Authentic Always Wins Now that we have settled into remote work environments, you may find yourself missing the casual and impromptu conversations that often occur in the office. I've been experimenting with different ways to engage people (and myself!) [...]
Fire Ignites Self Reflection In Northern California, as summer ends and fall approaches – we experience “fire season,” which has, unfortunately, become our fifth season. No doubt, fire season is consumed with loss, unexplainable devastation, and displaces the plants, animals, [...]
Antidote for Zoom Fatigue Video conferencing has become the norm and is the way we live these days. It’s as if we’re living in the Jetsons era (I’m dating myself). It’s also draining and exhausting. People are increasingly experiencing burnout [...]
Social Investments and Consumer Ideologies Our world is in deeply rooted turmoil, and it’s no surprise that consumers are searching for leadership within the businesses that they trust most. Giving your brand a social purpose/investment may feel like the best [...]