On the LifeBlood ENGAGE podcast with George Grombacher, we talked about the challenge of making tech a net positive in your life vs a negative, how to show up, listen and be present for others, and the role storytelling can play in improving our communication.
I have often said that managing change can be a lot like traveling across Queens, New York In the following ways
“Be the goldfish!” This is just one of the thought, provoking comments that Joanna Martinez, author of “A Guide to
What’s My Learned It In Queens Lessons? 1. First, find a smart, creative person who engages in deep listening when you need to solve a problem
2. Listen to their suggestions and give their ideas a chance to percolate. In other words, trust that they know what they are doing.
3. Don’t pick up the phone or fire off an email saying “Whatareyakiddingme?”when you think you’ve been “misheard.”
4. Instead, give yourself and your resource the gift of the pause.
5. Chances are you’ve gotten some great advice, but your brain needs time to process the information.
6. Then say the words that any creative consultant loves to hear “ Thank you” and “You were right and so on point.”
St. Patrick’s Day and the Power of “Mixing Things Up!”
Come join me in celebrating Intenational Women’s Day!
Does Your “Inner Working Child” Need A Laugh Break? Use laughter to relieve your “work from home stresses.
Laughter is a stress reliever when you’re working from home
“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.”
“African – American Musicians from Queens, New York – Their musical legacy has been striking chords for generations.”
In honor of Black History Month, I decided to follow my book’s guidance about ” be curious and take time
The dance craze “Jeruselema” teaches us a great lesson about human connection.
Most of us get frustrated and sometimes angry when we don’t hear back from someone. When we finally do get a response, many times we don’t like or understand it!
Last week, I read HBR’s article “Good Leadership Is About Asking Good Questions” and thought “Look at that, John Hagel
Last year we all became Zoom aficionados as COVID-19 life propelled us to seek virtual options to connect with each other. We figured out how to adjust lighting, volume, camera placement, and stage backgrounds. We even discovered that Zoom had created a “touch up appearance” option which, depending on the setting could enable us to smooth out a few edges or give the appearance that we were wrapped in a gauzy mist.
I started to realize that Queens had not only given me my unique speaking voice, but it had also influenced
my interpersonal style.
Raphael Harry is on a mission to celebrate and share African immigrant stories. He believes that listening to other’s backstories