Tonight I shook this man’s hand. Let me say, hearing John Maxwell speak was truly an inspirational, life-changing experience. Every word he said felt like it was written just for me. And I’m sure I’m not the only one in the room who felt that way.
But to be in the presence of a leader of [...]
Robert Greenleaf once said, “Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.” I don’t know when or why he said this, but it does illustrate the power of listening. The power of listening is that it helps you build relationships. Relationships that can work for you.
After all, people don’t want to know about you. They [...]
Here’s a thought for you. People have been saying this for a while, in different ways. I’m going to throw my hat in the ring. Here it is: Quit.
Now I don’t mean give up on a dream. But give up the other things. Give up on something that’s getting you nowhere. Quit the thing you [...]
As I start writing this post, I’m also brainstorming, talking to a friend, adding to my to-do list, outlining a project, remembering what groceries I need to pick up and eating lunch. Chances are, I’ll finish this post later, while I’m watching the news or catching up with my sister or a friend on the [...]
It seems like the more I read, the more I see people my age blogging about work, careers and how we’ll face the challenges and opportunities we know are coming. As a part of the conversation myself, I’ve been very interested in how workers in different generations view this topic of our generation. Today, over [...]
I just finished a great book called Getting Things Done, by David Allen. It was about more than time management – it focuses on really managing all you do rather than letting it control you. I’d definitely recommend it as a great read.
Though at this point in my career I can see how a lot [...]
It’s the heart of the summer. Cookouts, sunshine, long days – yard work. As a new girl on the block, my lawn says a lot about me. The neighbors might not see my sparkling clean kitchen. They may not rifle through my drawers and see neat folds and organization. But my yard. That’s one thing [...]