Practice

How’re ya doing with those New Year’s Resolutions?

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide();February 1st. Today is the day. Today is the day that Joanne, my trainer, says attendance at the gym will drop dramatically: “Oh yeah, like clockwork. I see it every year. First day of February all those people that got gym memberships to get into shape will give up on their resolutions.” She called this period after making a New Year’s resolution “the honeymoon”. “Everybody has good intentions, but it takes more than that to [...]

WHO’S on FIRST?

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan but currently live in New York. When you are born and raised in Detroit, but move to New York, who are you supposed to cheer for when the Detroit Tigers play off against the New York Yankees? The question gets more complicated when you are watching the last game of a 5 game series with your entire family in a den in Michigan while on a [...]

PC to APPLE. YIKES!

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); This week I moved from a PC world to Apple. I had to learn several new programs and how to ‘talk’ to my new track pad. No more double clicking in the middle of the pad. Now I had to remember to use my left hand on the lower left corner of the thing. What! I have to work 2 handed now? OY. I’m also rehearsing a new one-woman show and have about 30 [...]

THE ART OF PRACTICE, REQUIRES PRACTICE

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); I recently came across two articles on the same day. One was about the history of Rescue Annie – the training mannequin used for teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) The other was about how attorneys use mock and moot court to test legal theories. The practice of using simulations to prepare people for real working conditions is not new. Nor is it especially revolutionary. For over 50 years the model UN has sponsored academic simulations for [...]

WHO IS MORE SKILLED. THE NEW GUY. OR YOU?

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); Does the longer you’ve been on the job mean you are more skilled than the new guy? My Dad loves to golf. During the summer he plays at least twice a week, and every other Sunday or so he’ll go to the driving range with his buddies to hit a bucket of balls. The last time I was home visiting he’d been to the range. When he came back he said: “You know, we’ve [...]

It’s not about what’s on the PAGE, it’s about what ends up on the STAGE

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); I was in a client meeting yesterday reviewing the first draft of a course I was co-designing and then would co-facilitate with them for new Managers at a Global Consulting firm. The goal of the course is to improve oral communication skills both internally and externally. The ability to communicate with all stakeholders is critical to their firm’s success. Recent research from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has reported that the primary cause [...]