What’s Your Plan?
Every Project Deserves a Plan
It’s finally summer, the weather is beautiful, and you have plenty of projects. But do you have a plan?
Small or big, personal or professional, any project deserves to have a plan. Why you ask? For three good reasons: a) it ensures you achieve the desired objective; (b) it helps to achieve it effectively; c) it maintains your mental health.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in the preparation and launching of a sailboat our sailing club had bought last fall. I was so impressed by the planning exercise our group leader had done. His careful preparation allowed us to reach our goal to launch in four days, which is a huge success considering the enormous work that had to be done. From this enriching experience, I wanted to share with you seven observations I thought could be useful for my reader-leaders. Continue reading “What’s Your Plan?”
Just Do It!
Three Steps to Stretch Your Comfort Zone
You did not hear from me in April for a good reason: I was pushing my limits on a 16-day adventure tour in Costa Rica. I must admit this trip was the most “exciting, exhilarating, scary, and fun filled discovery-stretch my comfort zone” kind of trip.
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Carla is a participant in one of my personal leadership classes. She is extremely supportive, loves helping others and hates saying no. Continue reading “Tend to point fingers”
How to Better Manage Expectations: Yours & Others!
Do you realize that people around you are constantly “evaluating” you in relation to their expectations and not yours? Continue reading “How to better manage expectations”
3 Tips and Tricks to Reach Your 2019 Goals!
Here we are in January, a month when we make new starts and often new resolutions. Not totally unlike the way we begin September after a summer of holiday time and warm weather, the time of getting back to serious work or starting a new school term. Continue reading “2019 Goals”
What are your Top 8 this year?
Celebrate your 2018 achievements and let them propel you into the New Year!
As we are getting really close to the end of 2018, I thought I would take a step back and identify my eight best moments and achievements of the year. What are YOUR best moments? Continue reading “What are your Top 8 this year?”
Am I good enough?
3 Ways to Answer the Question “Am I Good Enough…?”
On Friday I was listening to a video from my colleague, Carl Brouillette, an occupational therapist specializing in mental health at work. He was talking about how we experience stress when we lack competence. It made me think of all the times I ask myself, “Am I good enough?” Continue reading “Am I Good Enough”
Your Summer Happiness Checklist @ Work
How to Enjoy Your Time in the Office between Vacations
Summertime equals vacation. That’s great! But what’s to appreciate when you’re stuck in the office? You have probably noticed that productivity goes down, attendance is lower, and workers are more distracted. Continue reading “Your Summer Happiness Checklist @ Work”
How do you learn your life lessons?
Here we are on Sunday night after a wonderful weekend full of fun activities, Christmas shopping, and seeing friends. We are having a nice dinner accompanied with a good wine, my spouse is cooking steak on the barbecue, life is good! Continue reading “How do you learn your life lessons?”
Three Mistakes to Avoid When Faced With Yet Another Change
New season, new colors! It’s already October and you’re probably back into the full swing of things. Maybe you came back a few weeks ago after a wonderful vacation to find out that yes, one more change is happening this year. Maybe it’s a new system you have to learn; maybe it’s reorganization; maybe your office is moving; maybe you’re getting a new boss. Continue reading “Three Mistakes to Avoid When Faced With Yet Another Change”