When the ‘New Normal’ isn’t New Anymore: Four Steps to Stay the Course in 2021

January 18, 2021By Mike MillerEngagement, Future Of Work, General, Leadership, Mindset, Reflection

It’s been close to a year since the US experienced the effects of the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic. After a month or so of lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, work-from-home, and shelter-in place mandates, the phrase, “New Normal,” was everywhere. It was a phrase that frustrated me because it was only half true. Our experiences were ‘new,’ … Read More

Choosing Victory in 2021: Three Ways to Think Differently about Goal Setting

January 6, 2021By Mike MillerConnecting, Engagement, Goals, Leadership, Mindset, Performance

Now that 2020 is in the rearview mirror, how will you define victory in 2021? January is when New Year’s resolutions are made and yet I’ve heard very little about people making resolutions this year. Perhaps it’s because most of us are just looking for a simpler and less complicated 2021 compared to 2020! Then … Read More

Connecting during Social Distancing Part 2: Four Steps to the Next Level

March 30, 2020By Mike MillerConnecting, Engagement, Leadership, Mindset, Strengths, Team Effectiveness

As we continue down the path of social distancing working virtually and further apart from each other physically, the need to connect with each other at another level than just casual conversation or the, “To Do,” list becomes even more relevant. In Part 2, here are FOUR steps to take you conversation and work relationships … Read More

Social Connecting during Social Distancing: Five Ways to Start

March 19, 2020By Mike MillerConnecting, Engagement, Mindset, Strengths, Team Effectiveness

The news changes daily and regular updates modifications of normal.  And yet, in business we need to press on as much as possible.  It takes more than just task orientation to stay connected.  It takes empathy and intentionality to go to another level.  StrengthSmart was designed as a conversation guide around individual strengths but has … Read More