“…every movement of your body, every emotion you have, and every thought that passes through your mind is an expenditure of energy. Just as everything that happens outside in the physical world requires energy, everything that happens inside requires an expenditure of energy.” From The Untethered Soul “Coach, I’m tired,” said one little boy to my husband on his 7-8 year-old baseball team. Practice had only been going on for ten minutes and they hadn’t even been running. To which my husband asked, “Why are you tired?” “Well, I played at the trampoline park all day. I’m wore out,” he said. This
Guest blog written by: Steve Graham Job titles serve a purpose. Titles identify roles and responsibilities within an organization. They should not define who you are. Many of my coaching clients have enjoyed successful careers, but they desire to make a change. Too often, my clients are defined by their title and this makes it harder for them to make the desired change. For example, a top performing sales professional may identify as, “only a sales person”, without understanding who they truly are. What makes them a top sales performer is more about who they are than a title. What
Guest blog written by: Taylor Simmons, Horizon Point Consulting Values – integrity, authenticity, honesty, loyalty, service – and the list goes on. Values are what make each person unique. Individuals want to work in organizations that prioritizes values, and companies seek out individuals who add value to their organization. A Career Decision Making Tree is one tool we use at Horizon Point in guiding individuals in career planning. We share this in our career development course with other professionals; it’s available in our workbooks also. The idea is to determine what you value most in a career, which are the
Guest blog written by: Taylor Simmons, Horizon Point Consulting I recently wrote a blog about “People First” and I how I feel we do that well at HPC. You can check it out here: People First. Of course, as with anything, there is always room for improvement. One company value that I personally would like to improve upon is “Passion”. Passion. We believe passion should be a key driver in the workplace. Therefore, we demonstrate passion in the work we do, hire individuals who are passionate about the work our organization engages in, and strive to help our clients discover, develop
We’ve been working on training to help people implement tactical ways to demonstrate a “People First” or relationship-driven mindset. It started out as something to meet a need for a retail client and has turned into a professional development topic for an entirely different industry. In a world where every business is trying to figure out a way to distinguish themselves and create a competitive advantage, treating people like people is a good a place as any to start. To do this, the critical piece is to identify and meet needs. To create an environment where this can be done: Make eye
Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting I was recently presented with the opportunity to start hosting a monthly event that brings HR professionals together to discuss issues we are facing and to learn from each other’s experiences. I volunteered for the opportunity without hesitation, knowing that my co-workers would both be excited for me in my new endeavor and support me in any way needed. Continuous Learning. We believe continual learning is a key driver in creating passion and productivity in life and in work. To that end, we invest in the personal development of our people
Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting “See, authentic leadership is all about self-awareness, positivity, solid ethics, measured transparency and personal development; far more nuanced than just being “real.”” – The Difference Between Authenticity and Authentic Leadership by Morgan Browning, President and COO, Emergenetics International To read the full article click here.
Prima Donna- noun: “a vain or undisciplined person who finds it difficult to work under direction or as a part of a team.” Merriam-Webster You know one when you see one. Before you can define exactly what a prima donna is, you can name one. In the flesh. And they have most likely made your work life hell at some point or another. What do you do when faced with one? Or, how do you get leadership to realize there is one in your midst? For a variety of positive reasons that have nothing to do with prima donnas, I
Guest blog written by: Kayla Riggs, marketing assistant to Horizon Point Consulting “What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.” At 32 I was in a place to reevaluate my career, my wants, my life. I am a wife and a mother of two. I have been working in the traditional sense since I was 15. I worked during college, while taking a full course load. I got a job immediately following graduation. I worked up until the day I delivered my babies and took 7 weeks of maternity
Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting This past weekend the pastor from my former church in Virginia stepped down from his position due to health issues. As I watched the Indoctrination Ceremony to install the new pastor online, I was overwhelmed by my pastor’s grace and gratitude. I was inspired by his authenticity regarding his circumstances. As he spoke of his need to step down, he also spoke of his calling to step up into a supporting role for the new pastor, someone that has been a part of the church and supported him for many years.