The Challenge of Organizing a Panel Event: Lessons Learned

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

As I have learned from experience, there are way too many things that can go wrong when it comes to a panel event. Here are some best practices that will help you be more prepared for your first one.  Continue reading “The Challenge of Organizing a Panel Event: Lessons Learned”

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The Challenge of Organizing a Panel Event

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. – Richard Kline

As part of my employee resource group (ERG) involvement, I have recently organized a panel event on the topic of confidence. Aside from spending three days straight folding brochures, I led every aspect of this effort from start to finish. Taking in account that the project turned out to be a huge success (in comparison to some others), I can now be considered somewhat of a subject matter expert on how to organize a panel event. So if you are thinking about organizing one yourself, here is what you should keep in mind.   Continue reading “The Challenge of Organizing a Panel Event”

The Challenge of Morning Routine

The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

The 5 Productive Morning Routines of Highly Effective People“, “7 Things Wildly Successful People Do Before 7:30 am“, “34 Morning Daily Routine Habits for a Healthy Start to Your Day” – are you tired of all the morning routine advice that is constantly popping up on your feed? Continue reading “The Challenge of Morning Routine”

The Challenge of Reading: Office Politics

“Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” – Paul Ryan

As I mentioned in my previous post, in hopes to improve my organizational savvy and politics competency, I have read a couple of books on the subjects. One of them was HBR Guide to Office Politics by Karen Dillon. Continue reading “The Challenge of Reading: Office Politics”

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus

The Challenge of Professional Writing

“Good writing is clear thinking made visible.” – Bill Wheeler

I write awesome emails. Well, at least that is the feedback that I have received. Don’t get me wrong – I have been prudently coached on how to write awesome email messages. Not to let all that coaching go to waste, I have perfected the art over the last 15 years of my professional life. Now the time has come to share the wealth. Let’s make the world better – one email message at a time.   Continue reading “The Challenge of Professional Writing”

The Challenge of Records Management

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” – Anton Chekhov

The first link that comes up when you google “records retention” is IRS.gov. Sounds kind of important, right? But how often throughout your day do you think about records retention? While most of us probably have some kind of method for keeping papers from piling up on our desks, most of us do not think about how our actions fit into the bigger picture of the enterprise records management.  Continue reading “The Challenge of Records Management”