Posted on May 5, 2021

Have you ever been in a meeting when you had a strong opinion about what was being discussed but you didn’t speak up? Perhaps you didn’t want your emotions to escalate, or perhaps you didn’t use Assertiveness. Being assertive allows you to express your point of view effectively.  Without a healthy level of assertiveness you 

Putting People Back in Best Practice

Posted on April 28, 2021

Having worked in many different industries over the past 20 years, I can tell you a few things that my former employers all had in common. One similarity was that they all sought out best practices but often overlooked the human resources that made these best practices work. In many cases, I watched these companies 

Emotional Intelligence: Self-Regard

Posted on April 21, 2021

Self-Regard An Emotional Intelligence Component Self-regard and self-confidence are often considered the same but they are very different.  Self-regard is your inward, emotional and cognitive assessment of your self “worth” and how you value yourself which impacts how you think, feel, and behave towards others. If you have too much self-regard you may be labeled 

Time Management – Eisenhower Matrix

Posted on April 14, 2021

Time management is a term often used when you work in a time conscious environment. For example: Home Building, you can’t paint without sheetrock and you can’t hang sheetrock without framing. When building a house there are specific time frames contractors have to meet to get inspections passed. Another example that may hit closer to 

Leadership Roundtable – Best Practices in Communication Skills

Posted on April 9, 2021

LLD is pleased to announce our next Leadership Roundtable with Liz Clary, Melissa Melton, and Jason Pilant.  They’ll be sharing their Best Practices in Communication Skills. Zoom participation is limited. Click here to register in CovLearn. 

Looking Ahead

Posted on April 7, 2021

It’s hard to believe it’s already April! I don’t know about you, but the first quarter of the year has flown by quickly. Even throughout the hardships of 2020, our vision remains strong for the organization. You can read more about our vision, mission, values, and objectives here. That being said, I wanted to take 

Estate Sale: Unhealthy Relationships Must Go!

Posted on March 31, 2021

Wouldn’t it be awesome if life were that simple? You stick an “estate sale” sign on the boundaries of your heart and mind and just have someone come pick up your unhealthy relationships? You could be free of the mental noise and mindless clutter and that these unhealthy relationships leave in your life. If you 

Emotional Intelligence Skills – Skill 4

Posted on March 24, 2021

Social management is a skill that allows you to act in ways that motivate, inspire and harmonize with others, while also maintaining important relationships. Through influence, coaching, mentoring, and managing conflict you can transform your team. If you want to, you can change the atmosphere of an entire room filled with people. If you’re paying 

Are You in the Box?

Posted on March 16, 2021

As you read the title, many thoughts immediately turn to “thinking outside the box” with regard to creativity. And yes, this is one meaning of the phrase. However, what I’m referring to is a “box” within which we put people. Sometimes this occurs very intentionally, and other times, unintentionally. Take for example a challenging relationship 

New Zoom e-Learning Course

Posted on March 16, 2021

A Course for All Zoom Users LLD is pleased to announce the release of our Zoom Tips and Virtual Etiquette e-Learning module. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: Present themselves properly in a virtual meeting. Utilize keyboard shortcuts.  Share screens,  Display video,  Troubleshoot Zoom audio echo. Know the basics of