Networking Nightmare

Blogger — HRSS Operations Director, Dawn Partlow When it comes down to it, if I even think about NETWORKING I feel uncomfortable, self-serving, or a bit nervous and anxious.  That little devil in our head can cause us so much strife.  It’s unreal!  If I let my nerves take over, I can turn networking into…

It’s a Social Media Jungle Out There

Guest Blogger — Lisa Yarnell It’s a social media jungle out there.  Recently, I had to take a few steps into that jungle while trying to market a book as consulting editor for my sister’s company, Wordwise LLC.  Marketing these days means using social media. I confidently took on the project, feeling like an experienced consumer of such —…

What Gets You Excited?

I was attending an event where a colleague and friend, Linda Cobb, who also works in the coaching realm, was speaking to the audience about being an internal entrepreneur — someone who works and thinks like an entrepreneur, but works within the “safety” of an organization.  She explained that both internal and external entrepreneurs are…

Assess the Situation

Earlier this week I was preparing for a presentation I’m giving in January.  The topic – Managing Organizational Climate During Tough Times.  As I was preparing the learner outcomes, it got me to thinking.  How often is organization climate overlooked?  How often is it undervalued?  I mean, most of us feel it, or only recognize…