Holiday parties are around the corner. So I thought I would muster up some don’ts for you to follow.
Rule Number One: Don’t get drunk.
Recovery Plan: If you broke this rule already, ask your friends exactly how bad the damage is and hope there is no video. Remember that with video, what was once considered a memory, is now evidence.
Rule Number Two: Don’t dance with your boss’s spouse. If you ignored rule number one, this is especially true.
Recovery Plan: Once again, check for videos. If there are videos and your behavior was inappropriate, say prayers for a benevolent boss. In any case, get your resume together.
Rule Number Three: No matter how beautifully you sing Love Shack or the hits of the Black Eyed Peas in the shower, it won’t be the same if YOU get up on stage with the band. Don’t join the band. » Read more
Hey, hey, hey, company parties are around the corner. Some dread them, others wait all year for them. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Rosh Hashanah…
Lots of things are associated with these gatherings…the main one for me? Food.
Here’s a couple of favorite recipes for you to share with your associates, friends and relatives…
· 1 ½ cup of sugar
· ½ cup of soft butter
· 2 eggs
· 2 cups flour
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 5 tablespoons sour milk (milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar)
· 4 very ripe bananas
· ¼ teaspoon salt
· MIX all ingredients and pour into greased and floured bread pan
· Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour » Read more
“Are you ready for some football?????” Yeah, it’s football season, and I have Hank Jr on my mind but when Coaching for Business’s the song has to be…
“Are you ready for some Feedback????”
One of the biggest gifts (or curse, depends on the day) that I possess is helping my clients see how they “show up”. I have a long list of satisfied clientele that will attest to my abilities on this subject. My techniques are geared towards slowing down my client, and getting them in the “now”.
All while helping them understand their emotions. From this deeper place of understanding themselves they can then move more powerfully towards what it is they want. At some juncture I have them fill out a 360 feedback so they can get another perspective on how they are showing up. I love and use Brene Brown’s feedback checklist in her book Daring Greatly.
(This is definitely worth printing off and sharing with your TEAMS.)
Feedback Checklist » Read more
Are you hooked? Or sometimes getting hooked?
When coaching for business’s a common theme I help work on is with the Leaders that are trying to build a TEAM and then dealing with the pitfalls that occur during that TEAM building process.
A Leader sets out with fantastic intentions. Does the prep work, has a theme for his meeting, set’s the vision, has the values aligned, picks and grooms the perfect members, has an offsite location…Everything is an ALL SYSTEMS GO.
The meeting starts, the container is set, everyone “checks in” and commits to being “present” and then someone brings up an issue, or a problem. And it’s a big problem. They were given permission to bring all that they have and this is part of it. The meeting gets derailed. This person has actually hijacked the meeting. You’re hooked!
What would you do in this case? Would you try and coach the problem? Deny their voice in lieu of keeping your agenda? Think about it. How do you not be “hooked” to suck a scenario? » Read more
Happy Native American Day…. No post office or government offices open, and some banks! I think we can all accept Native American Day while Columbus himself would probably agree a day named after him is really all to sketchy at best!
Change is hard and we still officially honor this day after Christopher Columbus? Give me a friggin break!!!
We are better than this. It is time to wake up and change the holiday’s name! Just as our nation’s capital needs to change the name of its professional football team change is sometimes necessary and good. We are an enlightened, brilliant country lead by intelligent and educated human beings. Why is this still happening?
Are you here to tell me we still “celebrate” the man who lost his navigation and stumbled onto a whole people (who were not lost by the way) that “he thought” was a part of the West Indies, so he called them Indians?!?
President Benjamin Harrison established a celebration of Columbus in 1892…400 years after he landed in the Bahamas. The holiday started being celebrated on the second Monday of October in 1971. Time to give it up don’t you think? » Read more