Tag: professional development

Accepting Praise

Praise /prāz/: The expression of approval or admiration for someone or something. Ongoing performance feedback are buzz words associated with today’s workplace.  Gone for many companies are the one time a year performance feedback sessions where an entire year’s worth of work, metrics, and development are clumped into one massive feedback talk with 1-5 rating… 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 »

Why We Listen During Presentations

I am a continuous learning aficionado. I have sat through many conference sessions, workshops, presentations, and webinars.  Even presented a numerous times myself.  Through all of these experiences, I see three main reasons why we listen during presentations as opposed to tuning the speaker out. You are like me The speaker is genuinely relatable to… Read more »

My Top 5 Most Impactful Learning Experiences of 2016

Since I talk a lot about finding learning experiences for your organizations, I wanted to share a few of my most impactful learning experiences in 2016.  Each of these experiences helped me add to my professional and personal repertoire of skills and provided action items I was compelled to start using immediately.  And they did… Read more »

Sometimes We Forget What Dr. Seuss Taught Us

This is the third post in our four-post series celebrating Cued Forward’s Back to School, Back to Learning Something New focus. 8 minute read. For this post, we would like to thank Dr. Seuss for encouraging children to read and his dynamic writing style. We tell our kids to everyday to read, read, read, but… Read more »

In the Spotlight: Grow Your Public Speaking Confidence

This is second post in our four-post series celebrating Cued Forward’s Back to School, Back to Learning Something New focus. This post is a 10-minute read. You know a good public speaker when you hear one.  You may like the person’s presentation style, ability to tell stories, or the clarity of the information. You walk… Read more »

Creating Positive Habits

This post is one in a series of blogs for Cued Forward’s Back to School, Back to Learning Something New focus on learning something new for personal and professional development. This post is a 10-minute read. Get more sleep.  Eat healthier.  Grow your career.  We all have positive goals we strive for in our personal… Read more »