5 Tips To Managing New Teams & Individuals

When I took on the role of being a step mother 7 years ago, I was entering new territory.  In a way it was and wasn’t. I have taken on many new teams and departments throughout my career so when I think of it I realized this experience seemed familiar and was not new to me.  I’ve learned when entering new territory you can’t just jump right in and be welcomed with open arms. There are challenges along the way and with a plan and process you can have success.
Here are 5 tips that will help you when you take on the role of  manager, parent or coach with new individuals and teams.

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Do you need a REALITY CHECK?

Lately, I’ve been going after certain goals and desires and realized I needed a reality check. I’m a goal achiever and when I set my mind to something I achieve it 99% of the time. There were certain goals and plans I had for the remaining part of this year that I hadn’t focused on or accomplished until now. I went to travel the path this month to obtain them and I hit roadblocks. Automatically I felt defeated, let down as they were pretty big goals. So I decided to take a step back and revisit what I wanted. I looked inside myself to determine why I believed certain things were necessary and why certain things seemed unattainable. I had some “ah-ha” moments and this had actually put me on a better path with greater connections and new opportunities.

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5 Tips to Soar & Survive the Sizzle!

You may be overwhelmed just thinking of it all before summer begins. Are you wondering how you will survive the summer sizzle and avoid burnout or a slump OR are you excited counting the days until the bell rings and vacations start?

If you are going to focus on work you may want to develop a plan for summer months that will minimize disruption and maximize opportunities during the hot season.

With a bit of forward planning, you can make your summer sizzle with great results.

Here are my 5 tips to help you soar through summer.

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Is Fear Your Motivator?

Do you lack motivation?

Dragging your feet to get something done? 

Need a boost or nudge to tackle the task?

At times, you may feel like you feel intimidated or just lack motivated to do things you like to do or need to do. Motivation is the WHY that drives you to do the things you do and to avoid the things you avoid every day. It’s the reason you work or play and it influences every relationship we have. Big picture you may be motivated by fun, love, money, power or fame. In your day-to-day life, your personal motivation strongly determines how you perform at your job and how well you perform. Continue reading

3 Traits you may share with Athletes to excel

As a coach of over achievers both in the business world and the sport’s world I know their challenges and desires. My experience has shown me that they run parallel and their goals the same, they want to be the best.

I recall working with a young golfer whose goal was to make Team Canada.  They already had dedicated many years from a very young age to develop their skills, both physical and technical, but the one piece that was missing was a formal systematic mental training program. Continue reading