In the last article, I discussed how to make in-person meetings more effective. In this article, I discuss making virtual meetings more effective. Virtual meetings need to be treated differently from in-person meetings, some aspects of technology make them more challenging for example: Workplaces that allow staff to work from home (WFH) expect staff toContinue reading “Make the Most of Your Virtual Meetings”
Author Archives: Diane Allen
Make the Most of Your Meetings
The verdict is in! Most meetings are ineffective. This post will share tips on how to make your meetings more effective. Some interesting meeting stats:
Why We Need to Normalize Failure, It’s the Key to Success
We’ve come a long way from the shame of failure over the years: We don’t publicly shame failure like we did in the past, but we still haven’t normalized it.
Christmas is a time of celebration, spending time with family and friends, renewal, joy, hope, and of gratitude. During this time of year I tend to be more reflective and turn my thoughts to all the big and little things I am thankful for like, family and friends, and all the blessings I have inContinue reading “Christmas Message”
We Are What We Do Repeatedly: How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything
When I first heard, “How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything”, I thought no that’s not true, but then I thought maybe it is true. What do you think? Is this statement true or false?
How to be Mentally Strong After a Loss
In the last blog post, I talked about pressure tests. They are the tests that come along in life to challenge us mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, and in our relationships and usually, they involve crises or loss in our lives.
Facing Your Pressure Test
I’m a fan of the MasterChef franchise: MasterChef Canada, Australia, and the United States and of the Great British Bake Off. If you haven’t watched any of these shows, the premise is that a small number of home cooks compete against one another in pressure tests to win a grand prize (usually loads of money).Continue reading “Facing Your Pressure Test”
Leadership Moments: Get Out of Your Own Way
“We have met the enemy and he is us” Walt Kelly, From the Pogo comic strip Do you find yourself tugged in two different directions? One direction is comfortable, safe, and known, but boring, tired, or done. The other direction is new, your next big move and scary! It means that you must make aContinue reading “Leadership Moments: Get Out of Your Own Way”
How to Have Your Ideas Heard
You have an idea that you think is great, how do you get buy in? New ideas mean change and people don’t like change. They want to know what’s in it for them and how affects them, because it moves them out of their comfort zone into anxiety. The Problem Women and minorities have troubleContinue reading “How to Have Your Ideas Heard“
Leadership is a series of moments in life that defines our character and the impact we have on others in our corner of the world. A leadership moment is when we are intentional about what we say or do and that decision either builds or destroys. A moment like when: You told someone thatContinue reading “Leadership Moments”