SOAR Leadership Session: The Struggle – 13 June 2016

Everyone likes a good success story. What about the struggle that comes with it? There are a few things in life you can win by happenstance, like the lottery; everything else takes work. Think if babies tried to walk just a couple of times and gave up. Are you giving up too soon?

 

SOAR Leadership Session: Before & After – 10 January 2015

We often get caught up in the before and after. But what about the doing? All the stuff that happens in between? The expert has failed more time than the novice has tried. How do we take our goals, fears, failures and the “doing” from vision to reality? This interactive session worked through the before, the doing and after of goals.

 

AT&T Project Manager Session: Project Definition Workshops – 10 September 2014

I’m sure few things sound more boring than a session on Project Definition Workshops (PDW). After all, Project Managers are familiar with the concept and components; it is common knowledge. The issue is common knowledge versus common usage. How do you get the most out of a PDW to benefit the project and gain confidence from the client? How do you move from, looks good on paper to a project in action? This session presented some new views on an old method.

 

Virtual Business Etiquette – 12 August 2014

The average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to 5 minutes in the last decade. The number of mobile devices is projected to outnumber the people population on the planet by the end of 2014. This intersection of people and technology has impacted the way we work, the way we interact and the ways in which we can be driven to distraction. Many of us work virtually with global teams with little thought to emails, texts, conference calls and how to work effectively. Add generational and cultural differences, we’re at a great point to reconsider what mobile and virtual mean. This session highlighted potential issues and strategies to deal with them in this new world.

 

Urban Yoga Adventure – 10 July 2014

Who says you need to be in studio to do yoga. I recruited a few friends and a photographer (http://nialldavid.com) to go on an urban yoga adventure – doing random acts of yoga in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. There is the business saying, “think outside the box” to inspire creative thinking.  What about this instead, “get outside the box and experience it.” The participants for this event were all strangers to each other. Each brought something unique and each of us found something new and “it” had nothing to do with the yoga itself.

 

Photography by Niall David – http://nialldavid.com