Last night, I finished reading The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery by Patrick Lencioni. Lencioni is also the author of the National Best-Seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (which I also read not long ago). I absolutely love Lencioni’s writing style and choice toRead more about Book Review: The Truth About Employee Engagement[…]
People are shocked when they hear me say that I have made so many connections via Twitter. Yes, I said Twitter. In addition to using the search functionality to find topics of interest to you (e.g., some of mine were phd, leadership, organizational development), you can participate in Tweet Chats. These typically occur once aRead more about Expand your Network — Check out Twitter TweetChats![…]
Last night, I held my second Knowledgeable Network of Women event! The topic was “Smart Women Setting Achievable Goals” and the event included a panel discussion with four women with a diverse set of goals, as well as an array of Wellness Fair vendors providing information and products and services to assist women in reachingRead more about M.A.P. out your Goals[…]
After a brief discussion with a friend recently about how the definition of success differs depending on a person’s perspective and experiences, I found this great quote: How do you define success?
A little more than 4 months ago, my husband and I answered an ad to take in a beautiful 3 ½ year old Australian Shepherd pup named Ozzie. His owner was no longer able to care for him and we have a history of loving and caring for Australian Shepherds (having 2 already in ourRead more about What my Dog Taught Me about Toxic Relationships[…]
This past Friday was the last day to submit self-evaluations at organization I work at full-time. The practice of employees writing self-evaluations is standard practice in many organizations. My thought is that a significant percentage of employees likely waited until the last day or two to write and submit their evaluations, including me. I finishedRead more about 5 Tips to Minimize the Pain of Writing Your Self Evaluation[…]
Balance. How is it that there are individuals who seem to have this down pat while others struggle their whole lives trying to find it? It has to do with the choices we make. “I’m so busy” has become a common response to the simple “How are you?” these days. Blech! This response makes meRead more about The Busy Syndrome[…]
Preparing for 4 upcoming virtual speaking engagements and 4 events over the next 4 months! It’s a very exciting time for Beyond the Stone Wall!
When I was a kid, we would have baby carrots and cauliflower with ranch as a snack quite often. Being a picky eater back then, I believe my mom was grateful that I would eat some veggies! Within the past month, I have been venturing out more and trying different recipes, especially if it helpsRead more about The Many Uses of Cauliflower[…]