If there is one word that has changed my life over the past year it has been CHOOSE. As a cancer survivor, reclaimer of her life and former perfectionist…..choose is a word that helped me get to all three places. The formal definition of the word ‘choose’ is “To select freely after consideration”. The key … Continue reading I Choose
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller I am a recovering perfectionist. The perfect me would spend hours and hours on a presentation or deliverable. I would make sure every word was perfect. I would send it over to my boss … Continue reading A Recovering Perfectionist
There is nothing worse than a tattletale. In the workplace, this is when a colleague doesn’t like what you’re doing, and he or she gives your boss feedback, and your boss gives this feedback to you. Seems a little roundabout, right? I’ve experienced this third-party feedback in previous positions – never face-to-face, always behind-the-back. When … Continue reading Let’s Talk: How Peer Feedback Drives Workplace Productivity
Life's been a roller coaster the last few years. I redefined myself as Lynne the coach, change agent, and one who finally found her voice. I went back to graduate school and found my dream job. But just as I started to get my footing, I was hit with another large bump in the ride, … Continue reading I Will Own My Story
I have had days where I come home from work and can barely see straight due to stress. When this happens, there are two things I may do when I get home, neither of which are good. First, I start to be ‘short’ and crabby with the first person I see. Second, I dive … Continue reading Stress is Brutal at Work. Let’s Try to Reduce It!
For most of my career, I have been on a somewhat spiritual search. I was looking for an organization that harnessed the wisdom of the employee and where everyone was valued, respected, and treated as a whole person. I knew in my core that if you felt valued and respected, you would do fabulous … Continue reading Bringing Humanity Back to Work
A teacher walks into a classroom and sets a glass jar on the table. He silently places 2-inch rocks in the jar until no more can fit. He asks the class if the jar is full and they agree it is. He says, “Really,” and pulls out a pile of small pebbles, adding them to … Continue reading Rocks, Pebbles, Sand….Which Comes First?