Leadership

Providing Feedback

In the Leadership IQ training, I watched sections on providing feedback and giving performance reviews. I won’t get into the detail of the performance review process, but the overarching theme of both videos was to supply FACTS. This also ties back to the Crucial Conversations training I had and a random podcast episode that I… Continue reading Providing Feedback

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Social Media, Status Update

End of Summer Update and a Pivot

Well, it has been one heck of a summer. In May, I had the utmost intentions of dedicating my time to a Facebook beta test buildout using Tableau and seeing it through. Then, in June, our team was hit with a health setback that forced me to align my time and energy elsewhere. In September,… Continue reading End of Summer Update and a Pivot

Books!, Leadership, Status Update

Trust

I'm finding that a theme for the second half of this year is centering around Building Trusting Relationships. Like how Compassion was a theme in the first half of this year (didn't actually write about it, but it's true), I'm finding learning about Trust is coming at me from all angles.  It just struck me… Continue reading Trust

Storytelling

Mutual Cheerleaders: The Porters Were Our Everything

Whenever Troy and I talk to people about our adventure, the story we tell the most is about how amazing the porters were. As descendants of the ancient Incan culture, these Andean Indians, who spoke mostly Quechua and some Spanish, were our life support along the Incan Trail. They all had the standard blue uniforms,… Continue reading Mutual Cheerleaders: The Porters Were Our Everything

Data!, Marketing, Research

Random Marketing Things I Learned in May

My brain got really full in May. All of the knowledge needs to go somewhere so I can find it again. Hence, this post. Python Prophet Not sure if you read the new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy from Facebook that was sent out this weekend, but in it they talk about all of… Continue reading Random Marketing Things I Learned in May

Storytelling

The Second Day: The Mother of all Rainstorms and On Being Saved by Jeremy, Who Became Our Mother

Me: Are you back?!? Troy: Wha-? Me: Are you alive? Troy: I think so. I need to pee. Me: He’s back! After drinking a full bottle of electrolyte salt water (instead of lunch), Troy sat straight up from his corpse pose and blinked around. That was my cause for the questioning about him feeling better.… Continue reading The Second Day: The Mother of all Rainstorms and On Being Saved by Jeremy, Who Became Our Mother