Crucial conversations

I was very fortunate to partake in a “crucial conversations” course led by my company’s HR team. The course offers a companion book (“crucial conversations” by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler) that contains the same key messages and useful strategies as the course, but without the group activities and illustrative videos. In my opinion, everyone who…

Try new things

Life is too short. As cliché as that sounds, it’s true. I know that I want to live a life void of should’ves and could’ves. That’s why it’s important to try new things – to strive for new experiences – to see of what this world has to offer. One of my good friends is…

Kaizen

I was recently introduced to the philosophy and practice of Kaizen. Kaizen is the Japanese word for “continuous improvement” – the idea being that big results can be achieved through small changes made over time. Kaizen is most widely practiced through organizations (such as Toyota) and serves as an important driver for an organization to…