Lessons from 2022

Kim Olver

At the end of the year, I like to look back at the lessons I learned—they are always plentiful. I like to challenge the adage, “You can’t teach an old […]

Counseling: Three Choices Equals Freedom

When working with clients, have you ever encountered someone who knows what they want but has no clue of what to do to get there? If you were trained as […]

Professional Jealousy-Weathering the Storm

jealousy

Have you ever encountered people in your life who were genuinely happy for your success? Having those people around foster a positive environment that benefits everyone.  It becomes easier to […]

What Do You Really Want?

InsideOut Empowerment Principle #5: When you find yourself unhappy about the conditions of your life, you should first clarify specifically what you want rather than focusing on what you want to avoid. So often, we can articulate what we don’t want but when asked to specify what we do want, we don’t know how. This is a little like making a list for the store of what you don’t need, going shopping, and expecting to come home with everything you want. It will never work.

Five Solutions for Resistant Employees

As someone who does a lot of leadership training, I am surprised by how training is frequently used as the solution for all staff problems when something else might be more effective. The main factor of success involves doing a proper assessment of the situation, so before we can get to the solutions, we must understand the root causes. W. Edwards Deming says, “If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.”

Success Quote

“You miss a 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky I know that when we are parenting, we have our good days and our bad. When […]