What you say when you talk with your hands

What you say when you talk with your hands To increase your influence and impact skills, it’s helpful to be aware of how your movements are most likely being perceived By Carol Kinsey Goman The body language question I’m asked the most when people are preparing to make a presentation is: “What should I do with my hands?” My answer? “Use them.” Research shows [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Believing People Want to Do Well: Searching for Hidden Greatness Even in Toxic Behaviours

Believing People Want to Do Well: Searching for Hidden Greatness Even in Toxic Behaviours By Sarah McVanel Having conducted or lead a team that has engaged in over 100 team consultations, I can tell you that I can count on one hand the number of people who set out to deliberately and systematically tear down other people, their team, and the organization. Yet, how [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Stuck on Autopilot in Your Busy Life? Here’s How to Flip the Switch.

Stuck on Autopilot in Your Busy Life? Here’s How to Flip the Switch. [Excerpt from The Success-Energy Equation: How to Regain Focus, Recharge Your Life, and Really Get Sh!t Done] By Michelle Cederberg How often have you busily gone about your routine, and at some point, lifted your head to note that hours have gone by, and you can’t quite recall all you’ve done? [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

The Connection Between Accountability and Motivation

The Connection Between Accountability and Motivation By Sarah McVanel A major question I am getting lately is how do we hold people accountable in our remote covıd world of work? What worries me is that it stems from a belief: if I recognize somebody, they will become complacent and think that there’s nothing to improve. Here’s how I’d like to flip it. If they [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

An Ode to Amazing Ag Women

An Ode Amazing Ag Women A Reminder to Own Your Brilliance and Let It Shine When you choose to stand in your brilliance rather than downplay it, you strengthen your self-confidence, self-esteem, and belief in self. By Michelle Cederberg Even though I live in the city, or maybe because of it, I have a profound amount of respect for women in agriculture. In all [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Touch Points: 5 Ways to Stay in Touch with your Business Contacts

Touch Points: 5 Ways to Stay in Touch with your Business Contacts By Lauren Sergy “How has it been so long since we’ve spoken?” “Wow – I blinked and a whole year has gone past.” “We really do need to talk more often.” With a million things on our plate, staying in touch with our business colleagues can be tricky. But good relationships depend [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

How to avoid these body language traps

How to avoid these body language traps By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. If you think that body language is an “interesting” topic for women leaders -- think again. Nonverbal communication skills are not only interesting, they are a crucial part of developing positive professional relationships, bonding with team members, presenting ideas with optimal impact, and being perceived as having leadership presence. Here are six [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Self Love: How to Stop Being so Hard on Yourself & Leverage Unconditional Recognition

Self Love: How to Stop Being so Hard on Yourself & Leverage Unconditional Recognition  By Sarah McVanel Have you ever found yourself: Prioritizing someone else over time you set aside for yourself Giving yourself a negative label (e.g., “Control Freak” “Bossy”) Saying meaner things to yourself than you’d ever say to someone else Breaking promises to yourself I get it. I have. In fact, [...]

July 4th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

It’s Always a Good Time to Put Yourself First

It’s Always a Good Time to Put Yourself First 3 Ways to Prioritize Self-Care When Everyone Needs You By Michelle Cederberg Few would argue with the fact that the ongoing pandemic has made the last 15 months crazy, stressful and uncertain. Our lives have been turned upside down, and we’ve been forced to navigate work and life chasing a covid finish line that keeps [...]

July 4th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Simmer Down! Language Hacks to Dial Down Tense Conversations

Simmer Down! Language Hacks to Dial Down Tense Conversations  By Lauren Sergy Of course people are stressed. The demands of work and life leave many of us frazzled at the best of times, and I don’t think anyone would categorize 2020/2021 as “the best of times.” With so much existential angst and chaos, a note of tension is creeping into our words more and [...]

July 4th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|