Mar 2 2022

The Healing Power of Touch

2022-03-02T10:16:17-06:00March 2nd, 2022|Communication, COVID-19, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

Recreating the Healing Power of Touch Without a “Hug Shirt” I was talking on the phone to an old friend and remembered longingly how we used to share healing touch with each other through mutual massage.  I had also learned an added healing technique which accessed the acupuncture meridians.  This treatment was called Jin Shin [...]

Dec 17 2021

Confidently Deliver Side-Stream and Upstream Feedback

2021-12-17T08:14:18-06:00December 17th, 2021|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Recorded Webinars|

At ConvergenceCoaching, we believe in a get-better culture, where every individual at all levels should be striving to continually improve. A critical element that drives the get-better culture is feedback – sharing of information about what’s working, what isn’t, and what is possible. Feedback is critical to learning about ourselves and the things we own. [...]

Sep 13 2021

HR Huddle: Being Open to Feedback

2021-09-14T08:55:16-05:00September 13th, 2021|Communication, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Leadership, Personal Development|

In the September 13, 2021 HR Huddle Tamera Loerzel and Jennifer Wilson address asking for and receiving feedback. In particular, Tamera and Jen encourage leaders to ask for the feedback, thanking your team members or team for the feedback and asking additional questions in a non-defensive way so you foster innovation and creativity within your [...]

Jun 23 2021

Truly Unplugging Is in Your Control

2021-06-23T16:58:08-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog|

I’m headed out on vacation next week and can’t wait for the opportunity to unplug and relax with my home team. It’s a challenge to get away though, because the to-do list is always too long and the email inbox too full. I’m committed to take time with my family, so what can I do [...]

Apr 22 2021

Reining in the Rambling Communicator

2021-04-22T10:36:35-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Communication, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership|

In my first real career position out of college, I worked for a newly formed community bank in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as their upstart Operations Assistant. I didn’t know much about banking or bank operations, but I was energetic and eager to learn. Right from the beginning, I was tasked with managing IT under the [...]

Mar 31 2021

To Address Racism at Work: Stop Microaggressions First!

2021-03-31T11:24:42-05:00March 31st, 2021|Communication, Current Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

With this month’s trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, reflections about the past year’s events involving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, and Jacob Blake are stirring new support for racial justice and equality. Organizations and CPA firms have been making public declarations, posting in social media and funding [...]

Oct 23 2020

Winning at Work Requires Winning at Home

2020-10-23T15:25:08-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Communication, COVID-19, Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Blog, Retention Strategies|

If your people aren’t winning at home, they will struggle, at best, winning at work. And if they have to choose between the two, they will almost always choose winning at home. You could argue, “It’s not my job to help my team members figure out how to manage childcare or their commute or caring [...]

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