Getting it on with GQ (but not the way you think)

  There’s IQ, EQ (emotional intelligence) & now GQ (guts or grit quotient).   A little girl puts her nose to the table, eyes wandering everywhere but the fluffy marshmallow in front of her face. She’s part of the famous marshmallow experiment, which showed that kids that could delay gratification for double the treat, overall […]

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Sshhh don’t tell your brain ears this effective communication tip

  When my kiddos were little I told them about our brain ears. You know, the ears that are buried deep inside your brain that aren’t so smart.   The ones that hear you (or someone else) say ‘you can’t do that,’ ‘you’re not smart enough,’ ‘there’s no way you’ll succeed at that,’ ‘you suck […]

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An unpaid bill, life lesson #38 + continuum thinking

  This November it’ll be 20 years I’ve been self-employed (insert a loud & raucous woot woot here; & more on that later). In all that time I’ve never not been paid for a service I’ve delivered.   That recently changed.   I have a client who hasn’t paid me for a training I delivered […]

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Your employee engagement via a 4 act play

  You’re sitting in a really comfortable, deep red, crushed velvet theatre seat. You look up when you hear the swish of matching red velvet curtains open to display an imaginary scene set at a workplace.   Relax. Settle back & watch the four act play about employee engagement that’s about to unfold before your […]

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Your 7 day tech challenge for life hacks (+ a gift)

  I never meant to get so involved with tech. In fact when a university came asking if I’d design & teach a course on how to use social media for learning, my first thought was ‘who me?!’ That was about 9 years ago & since then I’ve been on an intriguing, useful, practical path […]

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3 ways you should be using digital tools for life 360 hacks

Overwhelm. Unease. Frustration. Despair. Embarrassment.   Those are just some of the emotions participants tell me they feel when they’re trying to use technology. I’m here to tell you it not only doesn’t it have to be that way, tech tools can actually serve you & make your life a whole lot easier.   Here’s […]

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From overwhelm to organized; technology tips & techniques to serve you

‘All’ I had to do was to choose a picture of a chair from the ones on my computer screen & drag it to the centre of my screen & then write my name below it. It was an introductory exercise for an online course I was taking.   Could I grab that damn chair […]

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How I caught a thief in New Zealand using this easy tech tool

  I’m 35,000 feet in the air on a flight from Dubai to Nairobi watching ‘You’re soaking in it,’ a documentary about the new wild west of advertising. Did you know there is new technology using your basic smart phone that can read your emotions? The goal is to know what you want before you […]

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From one lean in, learning junkie to another- my top reads from 2017 Part 2

  From one lean in, learning junkie to another, a few posts ago I introduced you to my top 5 books from 2017 & briefly described what I learned & why you should read them too.   I shared books for your funny bone & for your heart. This week I’ll share books about how […]

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My recipe for days when even the easiest thing is beyond you

  Some days everything is hard. Nothing flows. Mess is looming. Conflict is lurking around every corner. And everything is an effort, even keeping your eyes open.   (You might be having one of those days today.)     On those days be gentle….   …with yourself & others. Grab your comfort clothes of choice […]

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