Limited Thinking = Cognitive Distortion

When I was four years old I was adventuring with my siblings down by a river and got stuck in the mud. Stuck on a level of no movement, ‘go get a parent’ level stuck. In this scenario, the cognitive distortion of limited thinking would have resulted in me thinking I’m a failure when itContinue reading “Limited Thinking = Cognitive Distortion”

Lack of Concentration=Less Productivity

What is the cost of distraction within the workplace?  Do the math… if it takes approximately 20-ish minutes to return to the point of focus prior to a distraction, social media continues to increase our level of distraction, well you get the picture. Ongoing distractions impact our ability to concentrate. We live in a world thatContinue reading “Lack of Concentration=Less Productivity”

Influencer vs Sales Professional

Last week I had a fantastic conversation with a professor who teaches sales and marketing on the university level.  We discussed perception vs. reality in sales within our world which is full of real and wishful “influencers.”  Bottom line is influencers talk at their audience, as that is their deal, they influence.  In the worldContinue reading “Influencer vs Sales Professional”

Low Investment, Increased Employee Productivity

Decades ago, when I was a stressed out adult probation officer, someone gave me a book on meditation. I was hooked upon experiencing the positive outcomes of meditating. I occasionally taught meditation classes in groups and even to high school staff. Decades later I’m busy running a business, teaching in higher ed. and generally tryingContinue reading “Low Investment, Increased Employee Productivity”

Accountability Gets A Bad Rap

Oversight is very popular, and obviously necessary within the workplace.  Accountability seems to be less of a mandate, and that is a problem.  The only way to engage yourself, employees, and/or customers is to combine oversight and accountability. I’m not sure when accountability fell out of fashion, but a lack of accountability equates to lostContinue reading “Accountability Gets A Bad Rap”

Three Things That Won’t Solve Workforce Challenges

Ten or so years ago workforce development was the job of professionals within the workforce development field. Now, workforce development has morphed into an effort that for some reason more people and professions than needed are trying to contribute to. The issue in many cases is “what” the non-workforce professionals are trying to contribute. HereContinue reading “Three Things That Won’t Solve Workforce Challenges”

Integrity Sometimes Means Breaking Commitments

I saw this post from a friend on social media this morning.  It really rang my internal bell.  He is currently at Everest, and if that isn’t inspiring enough the insight he shared (below) is critical. In a world that seems to be polarizing more and more, do what’s right, even if it means changingContinue reading “Integrity Sometimes Means Breaking Commitments”

Accountability

Accountability is the base of business, leadership, friendship, etc.  The challenge within it can be very real.  Two thoughts on leaning into accountability: 1.)  Know that the lens you look through changes, and be aware that impacts   accountability as well. Revisit what you need to address throughout your life. 2.)  Accountability goes beyond you.  YouContinue reading “Accountability”

In Demand Jobs Week Vs In Demand Employee

This week is “In Demand Jobs Week” with all kinds of workforce activities going on.  What is an “in demand” job?  That probably depends on where you are located.  Regardless of the job, this week also merits reminding those who are looking for employment, as well as those hiring, that the employee is the oneContinue reading “In Demand Jobs Week Vs In Demand Employee”