Friday, October 30, 2015

Trick-less Relationship Treat-ments!

"I've learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them."
- Eli Wallace
American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s.
(1915 - 2014)

It's that time of the year for the tricks, and/or the treats of the Halloween season!

While the treatment of yourself, and of others can seem tricky at times, there are some trick-less ways to care for you...and for them as you develop relationships! Some of those approaches include:
T - Talking in terms of what interests that person connect, be sincere, and to create collaboration, and then talk about your goals and desires
R - Respond instead of reacting to other people's ideas and actions by stopping, thinking, and considering other's perspective, and then sharing in a responsible, professional manner
I - Include people who are interested, and possibly not often included, or many not have been considered, since this will grow a base of input and gain additional insights through respecting their views/experience
C - Clearly explain expectations and get buy-in by asking for questions, concerns, ideas and well as how you can assist in getting to those expectations
K - Key in on asking for, listening to, and providing sincere feedback on what is going well, and what can be improved personally and professionally

Treating people well through talking, responding, including, clarifying, and keying in on feedback is less tricky, and more trick-less, as it creates an environment of engagement and establish, create and/or grow relationships!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tampa Bay Business Journal Recognition Appreciation!

Your votes counted!

It's an honor to be on the Top 10 list the 5th year in a row, shown here in the Top 5, 
for the Best in the Biz Reader's Choice Awards for 
Favorite Business-Oriented Speaker!

Thank you!
Congratulations to Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn, Former Tampa Mayor, Pam Iorio, and Tampa Business and Community Superstars, Jeff Vinik and Richard Gonzmart! 
It is an honor to be listed among you!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Three Steps to Overcoming Undesired Outcomes

"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."
~William James

 Since we have goals, expectations and even anticipations, and since not everything goes as planned, it is good for us to strive for those goals, expectations and anticipations, and yet also have a plan for the "not-as-planned" outcomes!

Three steps to process and work through these times successfully include:
1) Reflect on what did go well in the situation
2) Determine what could have been avoided
3) Think of how to respond (not react)

With these intentional actions, you can leave the blame and "should haves" behind and focus more on moving forward to the next opportunity!