Ruby Vesely

  • Be your own Ally this Holiday Season

    Well, here we are – right in the “thick of it”. Our holiday season is in full swing, and it couldn’t be busier at both work and home. We are all trying to get countless things done in a really short period of time: end of year work commitments/goals, shopping lists, holiday parties, travel preparation, […]

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  • How to be Mindful for the Holiday Season

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    We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving… how mindful did you mange to be during the holiday? My guess is you still found yourself distracted by your phone, by the Black Friday adverts, by the latest ‘must watch’ movie or Netflix series. Mindfulness is one of the hot topics right now and has several different interpretations – most […]

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  • Skye Book Review: To Sell Is Human by Dan Pink

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    Turns out, we’re all selling something. Studies show that “one out of every nine American workers works in sales.” But in Dan Pink’s “To Sell Is Human,” he argues that we are all salesmen-just in a broader sense. Perhaps you are pitching ideas to colleagues or clients, or convincing your kids to eat their vegetables. […]

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  • Virtual Team: 4 Questions to Identify your Allies Part 2

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    According to Morag Barrett, in the book Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships, there are four questions that can help identify if you are in an Ally relationship: Can I count on you? Can I depend on you? Do I care about you? Do I trust you? Last week I shared my suggestions for getting […]

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  • Virtual Team: 4 Questions to Identify your Allies Part 1

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    Given the changing nature of the work environment, many of us are now working from home or are at the least part of a virtual team. This means that some (if not many) of our critical stakeholder relationships are remote. If we are losing face-to-face time, how can we create and maintain Ally relationships? My […]

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  • Mr. Myagi’s Lessons on Vulnerability

    About a year ago, I wrote about my quest to be FEARLESS! Did I achieve the fearlessness that I was seeking? Yes and no. In my pursuit of fearlessness, the universe instead provided several opportunities to be vulnerable. [Ha ha universe – not laughing!] Yes, we must be careful what we ask for. My greatest […]

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  • Recognition & Celebration Bring Power

    When was the last time you prepared for a conversation? My guess is that it was most likely a difficult conversation, where you may have had to provide some tough feedback. When was the last time you were intentional about planning for a conversation focused on recognition or celebration? Morag Barrett explains, in her book […]

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  • Ditch these 4 Things to Improve your Mindfulness

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    Mindfulness is one of the hot topics right now and has several different interpretations – most of them associated with being fully present and aware of the world around you. Adding on to this, I define it as having an intense focus on the present moment, which can only be developed when you set aside these […]

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  • What’s Your Word for 2016?

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    How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Research suggests that many of us have already given up on what we said we were going to do just three short weeks ago. If this is you, don’t worry! I have a different approach for you to try. Last year, I did an experiment on setting […]

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  • Life Lessons from Last Night’s Bike Ride, Part 2

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    In a recent blog post, I explained my struggle (as a newer cyclist) to climb a huge (in my mind) hill. Long story short, I made it up the hill after much angst and drama. In the end, I was thankful I did it and gained some insights along the way. Now, it’s time for […]

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