Compromise boils down to being respected and feeling understood. Yet, most of the time, we experience a reaction in our memory or body that is negative when we hear the word. The negative reaction stems from us – when we didn’t really know what we wanted.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”5900″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Boulder, CO — Nationally-recognized business development and marketing tactician Jess Dewell was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year – Business Services Industries category in The 16th Annual American Business Awards®. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry […]
[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.15″] Let’s face it, our companies experience ongoing challenge and change. We might have different business paths, maybe even goals (apart from profitability). Also, we would all like to remove frustration, reignite stalled projects, and get faster results along the way. In fact, businesses with a clearly-outlined and useful plan are consistently, […]
Greg Jameson invited me to join him on his podcast, 20 Minutes of Influence. Our conversation on influence covered two areas: first, the sales side – specifically, getting another person to take action based on what we say or do or suggest; and second, three soft skills necessary to have influence. On the latter topic, […]
Owning a business, running a department, doing the best we can is a constant challenge. Not that our pants are on fire all the time, but that there is always something that diverts our attention, demands our time, and competes with the activities that are the main and best use of our time. Every business […]
I listen. I ask and observe what people are not saying and what words come out of their mouth. That’s the core of my interview with Dr. Richard on The Daily Helping. From the very first question, I was sharing my knowledge … yet I had not realized the parallels between that information and the […]
Have you ever thought about your EQ … your “Emotional Intelligence” … and how this relates to your career or business? If not, you should! Emotional Intelligence is how we show up for us. Empathy is how we show up with others. It’s our capacity to care without interference. While they are not interchangeable terms, […]
The Sweet Spot of Tradition, EQ and Empathy. How many things do you do each day, month, and year that are always the same? A tradition is something we repeat that has meaning to us. Holidays are a given. What about monthly activities – maybe dinner with friends and family, a networking event, something we volunteer […]
Even though our paths are separate, we are connected. We are connected by the fact we live on the same planet. We have people in our life. We have problems. We have joy, sadness, anger, frustration. These experiences shape our view and offer a unique perspective no one else has. How we chose to use […]
Elephants have strength and gentleness. They act with power and grace. They have pride and love. Just like elephants, humans also possess contrasting attributes – which can sometimes happen concurrently in an individual or a team. When opposing, interdependent emotions occur simultaneously, the path becomes clouded; momentum slows (even stops), missed deadlines crop up and […]
Act To PLAN and Get Unstuck Quick What’s the remedy for being simply, completely, unequivocally stuck? How about recognizing that fact and then moving forward? And that’s just where my discussion with Christine L Bowen on CLBLive began. Read on for the highlights, because the conversation provides solutions right at your fingertips! From the starting […]
(Spoiler Alert: There is NO Magic Box) In maintaining a healthy and adaptable business, one helpful tip is to examine situations through different lenses. For example, let’s take the meaning of a single word. Here’s what happens when we look at our business through three definitions of the word “present”: A present?! A gift for […]
The more we choose the easier the action becomes. There are three main components to making choices: Know there is a choice to be made. Understand what’s in our control (or not). Consider the options. Let’s take moment to clarify: there are decisions we make for ourselves, our families, and for our work. The aforementioned […]
A previous blog commented on the importance of listening skills in choosing a consultant. Not surprisingly, listening is also important to successful business as a whole. As a business owner or executive, how and how well you listen has a direct impact on how the execution of those decisions and plans will actually benefit […]
So, an opportunity presents itself with regard to your business – expected or not. Either way, your business plan might not account for it. Or perhaps you’ve got a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right with what’s happening and you don’t (easily) know how to figure it out. That’s when it’s time to seek […]
Room & Board is an American modern furniture and home furnishings retailer whose inventory is 90 percent American-made. Nice, right? Well, the company goes one better: they actually come out and FIX furniture in the customer’s own home. Skeptical? Don’t be – I’ve personally made use of this in-home furniture repair service.