It’s feedback season in COMM-253 at RIT. And every student in the professional communication class is giving and receiving. This is my favorite time of the semester. Seeing honest praise and constructive criticism circulated thoughtfully makes me feel like the … [Read more...] about Thriving in 2018: 3. Share the Gift of Feedback
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we’d prefer to escape. And we know that we will meet unsavory tasks and painful scenes in the future. While we can’t avoid this, we can change our response. In any situation, the internal story we tell ourselves about what is happening … [Read more...] about Thriving in 2018: 2. Own Your Story
Much to the disappointment of the ambitious, we can’t do it all. So, the best way to set ourselves up for success is to make sure we’re doing the right things at the right time. Being mindful and evaluating our behavior helps us decide what’s most important so we can invest our … [Read more...] about Thriving in 2018: 1. Set Priorities and Adjust Expectations
Four weeks after celebrating the arrival of 2018, the novelty of another year seems to have worn away. Conversations about resolutions have dissipated, annual business strategies have rolled out and gym membership deals have expired. Yet, those of us who are committed … [Read more...] about Want to change your behavior? Ignore it and do this instead.
The iMessage popped onto my screen on a Thursday morning. “I got laid off. I’m at AT&T getting a new phone.” “Are you kidding?” I asked, desperate for an alternative truth. “No.” This was not our first rodeo, so I knew the initial … [Read more...] about Four Things I Learned (or Remembered) from My Husband’s Unemployment