Leadership, learning, Personal Development, personal growth, Self Improvement/ Self Help, Thought Leadership

Habit Check : What Your Habits Say About You! (Part 1)

Have you ever driven home or to work with no memory of how you got there, or completed a chore or task without any recollection of what you did?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Much of what we do from the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep is based on habits we perform on autopilot. In fact, research tell us that “approximately 43% of our daily behaviors are performed out of habit.” So, where you park your car, whether you park facing in or out, what you reach for first when you wake up and what you do next, your entire morning routine is made up of small or big habits.

Leadership, learning, personal growth, Professional Development, Self Improvement/ Self Help, Thought Leadership

Do You Really Care? 4 Ways You Can Be More Empathetic

With this “everyone gets a trophy” generation, I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes struggle with feeling empathy for some people who describe their lives as “hard.” Growing up without both parents, I believed my life was hard since I had to learn very early how to be independent and to look out for myself. As a result, I do not have a lot of patience for anyone I perceive as lazy, entitled, and expect things to go their way. This is primarily because my perspective of a hard life is very different from their view of a “hard life”.

Leadership, Personal Development, personal growth, Professional Development, Self Improvement/ Self Help, Thought Leadership

Revisiting Resilience: I’m an Overcomer and So Are You!

Each of us have experienced tough times or situations that have made us feel uncertain and unsafe. So, whether it was poverty, loneliness, loss of employment or income, death of a loved one, a life-threatening diagnosis or some other life changing event, we have all had to overcome something, we have all had to be resilient.

Leadership, learning, personal growth, professional development, Self Improvement/ Self Help, Thought Leadership

Quit the Blame Game: Tag You Are It!

Recently, I checked on him to see how things were going. I was hoping for progress but from what I heard, not much had changed. He seemed to have a problem for every solution I tried to help him with and could hardly commit to taking much needed action to help himself. The conversation left me tired and frustrated.

Emotional Inteligence, Feedback, Leadership, learning, personal growth, professional development, Self Improvement/ Self Help

Blind Spots: Danger -Watch Yourself !!

Her feedback certainly explained why- despite my best efforts I was not having the impact I wanted and was not working effectively with those members of the team. The feedback left me feeling confused and frustrated. How could my strengths- self-confidence, outgoing personality and assertiveness show up as a weakness? Her feedback had revealed a blind spot and I knew then that I would need to do some things differently.

Communication, Leadership, learning, personal growth, professional development, Self Improvement/ Self Help

Relationship with Feedback : It’s Complicated

“It is complicated”- is a relationship status that no one aspires to. It typically speaks to a relationship that is characterized by drama, mixed feelings, and unresolved issues. Yet, when I think about my own history and relationship with feedback- it is complicated are the only words to describe it.

Leadership, learning, Personal Development, personal growth, professional development, Self Improvement/ Self Help

Struggling with Negative Thoughts? Here Is What You Can Do!

Our negative thoughts can stem from an unanswered call to a friend or loved one, or an unacknowledged text. Negative thinking can also be triggered by the language in an email you received from a supervisor/coworker, the tone a person used when speaking to you, your observations on how a situation was handled or just a gut feeling you have about something or someone

Emotional Inteligence, Leadership, personal growth, professional development, Self Improvement/ Self Help, Thought Leadership

Dare to Be YourSELF: Everyone Else Is Taken

However, I have also worked in environments where, I have had a coworker who looks like me say “I don’t like you all (meaning immigrants)” and accuse me of receiving preferential treatment (due to Caribbean heritage) as compared to other black women. I have even had another woman who does not look like me say “your energy is shutting me down”.

Leadership, learning, Personal Development, professional development, Self Improvement/ Self Help, Thought Leadership

Rethinking Self Care: 5 Things You Need to Do Right Now

During this time, my only self-care (more like self-preservation) was wearing a mask, washing my hands and social distancing. I was super stressed, suffered hair loss, felt irritable all the time, and just felt 'dry" in every area of my life. I was not ok, and I had not put my mask on first.

learning, Managing Change, Personal Development, personal growth, Self Improvement/ Self Help, Thought Leadership

6 Lessons From 2020 We (Should Not) Forget in 2021

Dear 2020, Thank  you for the lessons.. It is a truth universally acknowledged that, 2020 was a year like no other and no one saw it coming. Whether it was the COVID pandemic that shattered our notions of normal, or the physical and social isolation that revealed the quality of our relationships and threatened our… Continue reading 6 Lessons From 2020 We (Should Not) Forget in 2021