It's Monday, y'all! For this week's #OneSimpleThing installment, we're giving some thought on how you can help your boss. Yep, your boss. You might be wondering why our focus is on the boss today, when our #OneSimpleThing focus is on finding your passion and developing yourself. Well, your direct supervisor is a gateway to … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing – Give a Hand
(Admit it, you've got the song running through your head now, don't you? #SorryNotSorry) Happy Monday! Here is the second installment of the #OneSimpleThing series. In case you missed last week's post, the purpose of this series is to spark creativity, kickstart new ideas, overcome burnout and focus on your own development. Whether you're a … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing – Who Ya Gonna Call?
Sometimes, learning professionals (myself included) need a kick in the pants. It's easy to get comfortable in our roles. Unfortunately, it's also easy to find ourselves burned-out, stressed, overworked, or simply become lazy and complacent. We need a little nudge to remind us why we do what we do. Well, here's your nudge, friends. For the next several … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing: A New Series From phase(two)learning!
If you're in the United States, today is Independence Day. While we are all celebrating our nation's independence with parades, fireworks and lots of red, white and blue, I'd like to pause for a quick moment to think about personal independence. This is a small blog. Tiny, compared to many. Yet it's a platform where I … Continue reading Having the Freedom to Share
I'm just coming back home from a few days in a log cabin outside Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Ever been there? After a couple of days in the wilderness, I learned that this pretty much sums me up: Who am I kidding? I've known this all along...I'm not exactly an outdoorsy girl. It was a great trip, … Continue reading If Trainers Were Listed on Yelp, How Would You Be Rated?
Greetings from fabulous Las Vegas! This week, I'm attending (and speaking at!) the annual Skillsoft user conference, Perspectives 2014. My session was Tuesday afternoon during one of the pre-conference workshops - technically, the conference begins Wednesday morning. Needless to say, I lucked out on the timing of my session...it's all done early, so now I … Continue reading 3 Ways to Have a Really Bad Time at a Conference
This is a special, non-Wednesday post, but I simply couldn't wait until next Wednesday to share it. Why? This is my one-hundredth blog post. To some bloggers, this might be small potatoes. There are people who blog daily, or even multiple times per day, with new ideas constantly shaping into thought-provoking posts. And then there's … Continue reading One Hundred Thanks
Playoff time has arrived, my friends. Regardless of what team you might be rooting for, I don't think anyone could argue that the Denver Broncos are having an impressive year. At the forefront of this franchise is the one and only Peyton Manning, QB extraordinaire. You could say I'm a little bit of a Peyton … Continue reading 5 Leadership Lessons from Peyton Manning
If anyone is counting, 2014 marks 15 years of my involvement in the Learning & Development field. And I'm tired. Don't get me wrong, I am more passionate about adult learning than ever, but I am tired. At first glance, one might think this is because I'm in perpetual motion. I'm a mom with a … Continue reading I’m tired.
I have a lot to be thankful for this year. A loving home and family, two beautiful and smart kids, a sister whose cancer is in remission, a precious new nephew born 3 months ago...the list goes on and on. Professionally, there are also numerous reasons to be grateful. For Thanksgiving, I wanted to take … Continue reading Thankful.