Category: Personal Development

Ta-Da’s Instead of To-Do’s

How much time do you spend creating and working through your to-do list everyday?  I am guessing most of us have one and depending on the day, check items off that did get done.  We usually don’t celebrate that checkmark, either hand-written or digital.  Or even acknowledge it is gone because we are so focused… Read more »

Makings of a Memorable Learning Experience

In a previous blog, I wrote about learning using all 5 senses.  Recently, I had another chance to up my experiential learning with an out-of-the-box experience. While I like to find out-of-the box learning experiences, I sometimes fail to launch on these because I do not like to take risks.  Last week I had the… Read more »

What’s Your Vert? Introvert, Extrovert, or Ambivert?

As part of a leadership program, I had to introduce myself to someone I did not know.  During the conversation with my partner, I began describing myself to her.  At the end, she said “So you are an ambivert.” Ambivert?  I had never heard the word.  She told me that an ambivert is a third… Read more »

Hiring Process: Make More than a Good First Impression

7 seconds. That’s how much time you get to make a first impression. And we are often reminded to make great first impressions, especially in certain situations – job interviews, meeting future in-laws, networking events, etc..  But what about our second, third, fourth, and subsequent impressions?  Shouldn’t these be “good” as well? The answer is… Read more »

Accounting for Your Accomplishments

When I work with job search clients, I ask them to talk about their career or personal accomplishments.  Many start telling me about what they did wrong instead of what they did right. Some quickly respond “I can’t think of any.”  Or they just stare.  At this point, I ask them to spend time working… Read more »

How to Set Your Own Personal Development Goals

“Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.” – Paul J. Meyer, businessman & author Do you check in with yourself to see if your personal development is on the right track? Do you have goals guiding you on this track?  If no, then you may be missing out some key areas of your… Read more »

4 Ways Out of Your Personal Growth Comfort Zone

NOTE:  As I told my newsletter subscribers, I decided to focus my blogs and social media in August on personal growth since it has been my topic du jour this summer.  Are you comfortable?  Hopefully the answer is YES if you are curled up on the couch reading a good book.  But if you are… 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 »

New Perspectives Help Steer Your Own Personal Growth

I recently was asked to speak with a woman about her resume.  She was directed to me by someone who said she needed a new perspective on her job search.  The woman was trying to restart her career after going through a terrible family crisis.  Many people gave her resume and interview advice, but she… Read more »