Tag: personal development

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 »

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 »

Contradictory Communication

Recently, I was driving a rental car to the suburbs north of Atlanta.  While I had an idea of where I was going, I decided to use my phone’s GPS to help guide me. En route, I realized that I needed to go to another location first so I entered new GPS information. I exited… 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 »

The Summer Learning Shift: Cool and Casual

Attention employers and employees: Summer is here! June rolls around and things feel different in many offices.  The kids are out of school, the weather is warmer, shorts may be allowed and workplaces begin to see the summer learning shift to casual learning that occurs when the weather is warmer.  This is the time when… Read more »

Unlock Your Employees from Their Desks with Lunch and Learns

Recent polls show that over 60% of Americans eat lunch at their desks.  They do this for a variety of reasons ranging from simply wanting to avoid the lunchroom to saying there is not enough time to get things done.  While at least employees are eating lunch, they are not decompressing from their day, they… Read more »

Resources to help employees in need

I had the privilege of attending a people in need forum hosted in my county.  During the sessions, I heard courageous stories from people who have overcome personal challenges to lead successful lives. One of the biggest struggles many of them faced was not knowing where to turn to start. As I sat there, I… Read more »

Remember the Pink and Focus on Learning Growth in October

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month. October is also National Learning and Development month.  This the first year that this designation was approved by the Registrar at National Day Calendar.  (Yes, there is a process to getting the day recognized.)  According to the Day Calendar’s website, this month we should “focus on broadening and… Read more »