The ability to be coachable is not a skill that comes easy to everyone. In fact, it is a skill-set that needs to be learned, groomed, and honed. Before you can dive into the emotional complexities of receiving, accepting, and implementing constructive feedback you have to understand where you are on the spectrum of coachability.
Creating meaningful progress can be tough to accomplish when you do not know what needs to be changed. In many cases people change for the sake of change, which tends to lead to more inefficiencies. Driving change can seem daunting when you look at the big picture. In order to accomplish effective change you have to break it down into small bite-size pieces. You cannot build a long-standing building without a strong foundation.
As you chart your long-term career path, and set personal development goals, finding a mentor can facilitate your decision making process. A good mentor has the skills and expertise to help you navigate the business landscape. Instead of predicting your career path alone, a mentor offers a fresh perspective, and valuable feedback to unlock your full potential.
The beginning of the summer is a great time to take stock of the year, and ensure your annual goals are on the right track. It’s also a time when children are out of school, and many colleagues and clients are taking vacations. With the shift in schedules and work-flow, there’s a high risk of losing momentum.
Do you ever find yourself running on autopilot? When is the last time you checked-in, took a deep breath, and focused on the task at hand, not the growing to-do list? Due in part to recent studies linking mindfulness to increased cognitive functionality and stress reduction, more and more tools are available to stay mindful at work.
Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution, and despite the best intentions you just didn’t stick to it? As 2017 comes to a close, now is the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and pin-point the most important areas you’d like improve in 2018. Studies show, the more meaningful the goal, the more likely you are to be intentional with your actions.
With summer starting to enter full swing, it is easier than ever get side tracked by those weekly Sunday barbecues, endless hours under the sun, and constant trips to the local ice cream shop. Of course, while many of us (if not all) see these as summer’s perks, it’s important to keep our health in check when enjoying the seasonal activities.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes more and more challenging as time goes on. As we begin to juggle more responsibilities, such as careers, school, family and friends, diet and fitness are often fall by the wayside. Our Wellness Spotlights feature team members who find unique ways to maintain healthy bodies and minds.