Minimizing Mistakes One Sunday afternoon, after enjoying time at home, I packed for a two-day workshop in Ottawa Illinois. Although Ottawa is about a two-hour drive, both workshops start early each day and driving back and forth was not effective to be available to the participants. I usually allow time while setting up for each day and finalizing the day for any questions [...]
I Know a Guy…Accountability It took 10 years for my husband and I to agree on hardwood for our home. Of course, that means when we built our humble home we put in carpet for later debates. When you build a home, it is recommended to do the big ticket items in the home when you build. Otherwise, it costs more time and [...]
CLUTTER Microsoft Office now has a function that tracks what you do with your emails and starts moving things normally deleted to clutter without me looking at them. I go looking through it occasionally to see if it’s really something I need to keep or can I just delete (aka as throw away). I haven’t decided if I like it or not, but [...]
1. Look at your current level of control. Last Saturday was a “Family” day for my sister who has terminal cancer. My brother is unable to drive the 10 hours it took us to get there because he too is suffering from cancer. Although he is doing well, there are some limitations. My husband and I knew that our level of control could [...]
“Take Your Stress to Work” Day The 4th Thursday of each April more than 37 million Americans at more than 3.5 million workplaces participate in “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day. This has been occurring for 21 years according to Carolyn McKuen, President of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. She offers some strategies to do before this [...]
Shirley Stelbrink Recognized for Excellence in Consulting CLINTON, IL, May 09, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Shirley Stelbrink, President of Learning Alliances Company, has been recognized by Worldwide Branding for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in consulting. Recognized for more than two decades of invaluable contributions to her field, Ms. Stelbrink parlays her extensive knowledge into her role with Learning Alliances Company, an interpersonal development [...]
My Top Ten of 2015 (Part 2) 6 – This year, I’ve been told by a few that they want to be just like me when they grow up. The question is, “Am I grown up?” Just look at lessons 4 and 5 and you can see that they may not mean exactly what they are saying! I really don’t know what “grown [...]
My Top 10 of 2015 (Part 1) It’s a new year and I have been thinking about my top 10 items. Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, what will you take with you into 2016 for better results? These 2015 events served us to do better, taught us or reminded us of what’s important. What I learned this year… 1 – [...]
Decision Making Part 2 What kind of decisions do you make at work? How well are they received and implemented?
Decision Making Part 1 How do you make decisions at work? Do you make independent decisions and then inform others? Are others included in the decision-making process? How strategic are these decisions?