March 17 is an American holiday to commemorate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Although it was not originally celebrated in Ireland, this day is important to Irish immigrants as a way to remember their heritage.
And it’s one that I have never celebrated. Until recently.
As with most oral family histories, mine was shared by relatives who spent time digging through genealogical records. I knew that my Dad’s side was German & English, and my Mom’s side was mostly English (my Grandmother is a descendant of the first King of England, Egbert of Wessex).
But that’s where my identity ended. Mostly English, with a German surname from my Dad’s side.
Continue reading “Perspective Shifts and My (New) Irish Heritage”
The second task in my #MinimalistManager Challenge is to create a Vision Board.
Follow along to hear how it went, what went wrong, and why I decided to revise my old goals.
Continue reading “Minimalist Manager Challenge Part 2: Vision Board”
It’s that time of year… to review whether you have reached your goals!
As a business owner, you may feel ready to leave last year behind and move forward—especially if you’ve experienced failure: Disappointing sales, high staff turnover, unpaid invoices, frustrating delays, or negative outcomes.
But we shouldn’t avoid talking about failure. It may be easier to talk about happy things, but there are just as many (if not more) reasons to review the unpleasant ones.
In this post, I’ll explain the benefits of using a Year In Review, and how to start.
Continue reading “How to Do a Year In Review”
Sometimes, you come across a product that blows you away (in a good way). The “Law of Attraction Planner” by Freedom Mastery did that for me.
In this review, I’ll explain how this planner works, what I liked about it and what I didn’t, and how you can make the most of it in your yearly planning.
Watch the video, or keep reading below.
Continue reading “My Review of the Law of Attraction Planner”
Are your staff afraid to share what is going wrong in your company? Do problems keep happening, and you don’t know why?
A great solution is to step into the roles of your staff and see the situation first-hand.
One fantastic technique is what I call “Employee For a Day.” It is a simple, hands-on activity where an executive leader leaves their role, and she or he sits in the seat of employees to see the organization from their point of view.
In my previous post, I describe what happened when I entered the day-to-day world of my staff. It humbled me, challenged me, and ultimately led to several changes in the organization.
There were a few drawbacks as well. Here are all the dirty details of how to get started.
Continue reading ““Employee For a Day”: How to Start”