How to Turn the Pandemic into Opportunity for Meaningful Progress

Originally posted by Inside Indiana Business on October 29, 2020. As organizations adapt to change brought about by the pandemic, many contemplate how long it will take for our world to return to normal. Normal will be what we make of it. Our former ways of living and working have evolved in many ways to […]

3 Questions New Managers Should Ask to Better Manage Performance

back to all Most managers dread performance evaluations. That’s understandable. The way many performance evaluation programs are structured can be daunting to navigate, especially if you are new or if you are uncomfortable talking with your team members about performance. New managers often have the technical or other skills needed to do their jobs, but […]

Making Communication Meaningful During a Global Pandemic

This article was originally featured on Inside Indiana Business on September 3, 2021.  Controlling the narrative is important to organizations, even if it’s not publicly acknowledged as being so. Often, we want to get ahead of misinformation or ensure individuals understand what we’re trying to do and why. We want to influence and motivate behavior. […]

How to Improve Your Tolerance for Change

Change Can Be Intimidating I know change can be intimidating. I want to give you four practical principles that you can use to help yourself become more comfortable with change. Keep in mind, when I talk about change, I am talking about major, unplanned change. What I am referring to are principles that you can […]

The Key to Dealing with Ambiguity When You’re Under Pressure

Your motivation and commitment support you through major, unplanned change. To focus, make sound decisions, and move forward toward your goals, you must make time for reflection and thinking. In doing so, you enable yourself to separate stress from decision-making. There are activities that you do to ensure you make the best decisions possible and […]

How to Change Your Mindset

With major, unplanned change upon you it’s critical that you recognize the need to adjust your mindset. You may have experienced challenges and hardships associated with this change, and you may still be amid turmoil. Your future can be different, but to achieve all that you’re hoping, you need to have the right mindset. There […]

Are You Ready to Embrace Your New Life?

Your openness to change and resiliency impact how well you navigate through change. To prevent additional stress and make progress, you must decide what you want your life to be like once you work through the change. In doing so, you free up your energy to be creative and focused. There are steps that you […]

How to Recover from Mistakes

We all make mistakes. Whether we want to say it or not, it’s true. We overestimate time or our capabilities. We misread situations or misinterpret others. It just happens. Sometimes, it is because we lack understanding, and other times, it is due to flawed judgment. I personally believe that making mistakes gives us some of […]

Why a Willingness to Change is More Important Than Ever

This past year offers us many lessons. It’s been a time filled with stress and ambiguity. And yet, it’s up to us how we value the unplanned changes many of us were forced to experience. I challenge you to extract as much value as you can from trying times. Each of us can change our […]

Free Yourself from Burnout

Have you ever found that no matter how much you do, it doesn’t seem to be enough? For many of us, the more stress we feel, the harder we work. This is counterproductive—we cannot just work harder to make the stress go away.  And yet, it seems that we are ever more determined to stick […]

Learn to Embrace Change

Without change, progress is impossible. Pause and reflect on that statement for a minute. It’s in our nature to resist change. Socrates helps us direct our energy around change with his advice, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” When we […]

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