Are you missing something this holiday season?

Hello, I hope this finds you all well and happy.  As we get into the holiday season, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our things-to-do lists. In addition, you might consider the following ideas: Decide who you want to be during the holidays. I love this mantra from Joe Zarantonello.   Stay present.  Be kind.  Lower your expectations. [...]

Ask Paul: What if, it’s not my meeting?

Q: Paul, I’d appreciate your input. I attend several meetings that need to be better – but they are not my meetings. What can I do as a participant to make these meetings more successful? — Sasha Sasha, there are three places to look: 1.     Participate as though the way you participate might make a difference [...]

Have Your Best Holiday Yet – Plan it Backward

Imagine it’s January 8th. You’re back in the office, sitting at your desk, reading through emails and checking items off your to-do list. You’ve successfully gotten back into the swing of things, and yet you can’t stop thinking about the holidays. Just last night at the family dinner table, everyone agreed that this had been [...]

Start a new holiday tradition: Conversations to remember

My grandmother, Esther, was wonderful. I remember her as strong, caring, and hardworking. I remember taking friends to the creamery where she worked. She handled large milk containers with ease and manipulated the large steam hoses like they were nothing. Of course, the best part was being taken into the freezer and being allowed to [...]