Ambushed. Heat rising from my neck to my face. Heart beating faster. Brain on overdrive. Panic. Smile through clenched teeth. “Stay confident self.” Answer the question. Admit you don’t know and say you’ll find out and revisit it in the next class. Answer the same question again. Admit you don’t know again. Answer that question
My Mom had just died. I was devastated. Heartbroken. Hurting. Getting out of bed and dragging myself to work took every ounce of strength I could find. My students needed me, and I knew I needed them. That first day I returned to work, I got just what I needed. On the door of my
My Grandson is 2 ½ years old and his job, as with every 2 ½-year-old, is to learn and master skills. Each week when I visit him, I see he has learned something new. Words with a lot of syllables in the same sentence. Catch a ball (sort of). Read (memorize) a book. Run AND
Employees are losing motivation, and employee engagement is different today than it was a few months ago. Companies need to DO MORE. In March, Gallup studied how people and workplaces behave during the Covid-19 crisis. They found that “with increases in worry and stress, as well as rising loneliness and boredom, the organization's role in
Used with permission. Copyright Rick Cooper. How often do you try new things? Do you persevere when things don’t go as you planned or hoped? If you didn't answer YES! with conviction and without hesitation you might be falling short on Gumption. Wait, wait, wait. When I was a young girl, I was told
Superior supervisors take time to recognize what their employees are doing well. Part of your job as a supervisor is to develop your employees into great employees – without feedback this is quite difficult to do. This week we will focus on giving positive feedback (return next week to learn how to give not-so-positive feedback).
M You must motivate yourself before you can motivate others. It has been said before … walk the talk … lead by example … practice what you preach …. However you say it, motivating your team starts with you. Take a moment for honest self-reflection. Are you motivated? O Understand what motivates your team.
Are you where you want to be in your life? Many people who answer “No” to that question do so because they are controlled by fear. Fear of failure. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of even, yes, success. It is sometimes easier to stay with what we know and where we at.
Way to go! Nice job! Thank you for all you do! Have you ever received an email or a note from a customer letting you know you did a good job? It is likely you have. So, the next question is - what did you do with that email or note? Today is the day to