Adult Learning: Pick a day to add a skill

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How do you normally move forward in your personal (or professional) development goals? Here is a thought: Pick an hour to block out one evening a week. Call it your “get a new skill hour.” You may be asking, “What is the point?” Simple: to take some time to look into something you hadn’t tried before, read […]

It Sucks to be You

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Have you ever had a boss tell you they couldn’t (sounded like code for wouldn’t) help you out with a problem? Just a few years ago, one of my jobs included training first time supervisors on evaluation methods. This training fell into two categories: performance feedback and annual evaluations. During the training, my focus was […]

Leadership tips: The to-do list

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When I found myself out of work back in February, I wasn’t sure what the right course of action was, other than my obvious “look for a job” plan. With some useful advice, I tried a number of things daily to stay focused and work on getting back in the job market: 1. Wake up on time […]

Toastmasters: Is a DTM really Distinguished?

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Less than 1% of all Toastmasters ever finish their DTM requirements, so there are a lot of misunderstood facts about the program. This post list the requirements, plus some of the myths and facts about the program. The Distinguished Toastmaster award is a difficult to attain and meaningful program for any Toastmaster to complete. It’s challenging, but if you have the time and the desire to serve and improve, you will increased your confidence, experience and skill.

One Thing

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Do you remember the movie City Slickers with Billy Crystal (as Mitch) and Jack Palance (as Curly)?  There is this point when Curly tells Mitch about the secret to life being “One Thing”. When Mitch asks what the one thing is, Curly simply tells him “that’s for you to figure out.” You may be expecting me to […]