Category: Blog

Work and the Workplace: Be Part of the Narrative

“Let me be part of the narrative in the story they will write someday.”- Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton, An American Musical Spring often means starting new and growth.  And for me as a consultant, I took this opportunity to redefine what I do and why I am doing it.  Read my narrative and see where… Read more »

Coworking Groups: Lessons for Your Workplace

With the rise of the gig economy has come the creation and growth of coworking spaces.  Whatever definition you use, the definition of coworking has some common characteristics: Shared workspace Where people from different organizations, career-levels, and roles Work independently Meeting in groups may be membership based with many having fees According to a Harvard… Read more »

Workplace Respect and Dedication: We Need More Ricky’s!

How this shoe is a sign of workplace respect

This is a follow up to our last blog on lack of respect in the workplace.  Since much of what we hear every day is negative, I wanted to share a positive employee respect story.  If you have your own story of how your co-workers show workplace respect and dedication, email us. The introduction Ricky… Read more »

Does Lack of Co-Worker Respect Drive Employees from Organizations?

Even as an outsider, you can learn a lot about an organization when you simply engage in normal conversations with employees and listen.  Recently, I was quite surprised by what I heard in some conversations.  The lack of respect co-workers had for each other was quite scary.   Does the lack of co-worker respect drive employees… Read more »

Small Biz: Are You Positively Impacting Your Community?

My local paper recently published an article titled “Make 2018 the Year of the Nonprofit.”  The piece described how organizations can participate in their communities by volunteering and gave suggestions of some local volunteer opportunities. The article also discussed about joining a network or training group to strengthen the nonprofit community. Great ideas. It made… Read more »

Cued Forward’s 2017 Best and What To Take Into 2018

Looking back to move forward, here are Cued Forward’s top five Blogs of 2017.  Two are focused on employee development.  Two are about how to overcome communication challenges in organizations.  And our number one blog from last year – it’s about being thankful for work which warms my heart during these cold winter days. Thankful… Read more »

Gems of Learning

I have been blessed this year with opportunities to hear some fantastic speakers and have insightful conversations.  I know these experiences were great because I can remember the presentation and I took lots of notes.  To this I say- “Big deal!”  While all of this is positive, not reviewing my notes or using what I… Read more »

Importance of Updated Resumes for Employees and Yes, Employers

Keeping your resume updated is important for telling your career story.  As cited in our recent blog, almost three-quarters of employees are looking for new jobs.  Here are six reasons you should embrace updating your resume.  Plus, reasons why employers should not panic when they hear their employees are “looking.” Employees: Welcome to today’s job… Read more »

Thankful for Work

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  –Melodie Beattie, self-help book author I know the words “thankful” and “work” typically do not go together.  Yet, we spend so much time at work, completing work projects, checking emails and social media, and building our professional skills and… Read more »

Positive Communication Rebel Part Two: The Lifters

In my previous blog, I discussed encounters I had with people who took negative situations and used positive communications to see tremendous results in their organizations.  Let’s now focus attention on positive communication rebels who are what I call “The Lifters”.  These are people that you are acquainted with who through their positive interactions raise… Read more »