Presentation Skills

I think this is a skill that we can develop and benefit from.   The training I have taken has really helped me be more comfortable and effective in making presentations.  However my experience and training does not mean that I am not nervous before a presentation. 

Keeping Things in Perspective

We all have been in situations where things look really bad and you are not sure how you are going to recover.  That is the time when experience really helps.  You know you have been in tough situations before and survived and even succeeded.   Although that sounds

Ponder This

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.It is our light, not our darknessthat most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to bebrilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?Actually, who are you not to be?You are a child of

Volunteer Work

One of the great opportunities for personal development is doing volunteer work.  Every community or industry organization needs volunteers.  They need people to do all kinds of things.  If you want to practice you leadership skills or any other skill, volunteering is a

Metaphors, Mental Models, and Myths

Another important of Peter Senge’s disciplines is mental models.  The way we think about things is that we create mental models of reality.  These mental models allow us to think about complex things is a simpler way.  Einstein was a master at thinking about very

What’s it Going to be – Team Work

So there is a show that my 3 1/2 year old son likes to watch with some household rodent pets that sing a song and talk about "Team Work".  Enclosed is Thomas singing this for our entertainment.  He and I are always singing the song and talking about conflict resolu

Time Management Story

How we use our time is so critical.  I have found that making lists is a very important tactic.   When I make a list, I make a point of crossing off the list things I have done.  If I do something not on the list, I put it on so I can cross it off.  Just a lit

Career Change Story

I would like to share a story about changes I made along my career.  I started out as a control systems engineer doing consulting work on communications satellite tracking stations.  The systems I worked on at the time had a real time computer controlling the antenna. 

Coaching and Mentoring

Over the years I have benefited from great coaches and mentors.   I sure anybody who has read any of my posts would guess that Harvey was one of my coaches.  However thru the years, I have reached out to many people for guidance and good ear.  One of the best was a

Telephone Meetings

I find that recently more of the meetings I have are on the phone.  Generally one on one telephone meetings are difficult but at least you know the person on the other end is engaged but in larger meetings keeping everybody engaged is a real issue.  I expect people have done