Jun 27 2018

Graduation and the Gift of Acknowledgement

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication, Living Fundamentals

I have two sons.  My eldest son has his grade 8 graduation Tuesday night. About 10 days ago he had decided he wanted to wear black dress pants with a white dress shirt and a black tie.  So we hit the shopping mall to find this outfit for him. In the one and only store we

Jun 5 2018

What I learned from The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication, Self Help

Eureka! The first time I have EVER used this word. Yes, it’s true. This is the first time I have ever said or typed the word Eureka. Let me amuse you with what has caused it!   I recently borrowed The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin after Tim Ferriss recommended it in a blog.  Gretchen has

Mar 20 2018

Want to Change your Impression – Slow down asking Why

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication

For years now, when teaching participants how to better connect with the person they are speaking with, I describe the three different types of questions you can use (closed, open, connecting) and what makes connecting more impactful.   While a closed-ended question is fact confirming (often gives you a one word answer and is great

Feb 27 2018

Be the “I” in Leadership

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication, Living Fundamentals

I get the opportunity to work with leaders, almost daily. Leaders who strive to be better leaders. Lucky me :0)   I find it surprising that often to get better we assume we need to go from the outside in, instead of the inside out. Imagine instead if you first were “anchored” before you jumped

Feb 6 2018

Hold this Space for me?

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication, Living Fundamentals, Quotes

About 10 years ago now I signed up with CTI (Coaches Training Institute) for the 120+ hour training course for my first level of my coach accreditation journey.  A foundational course that continues to be a gift for my career and my life.   Through this training, I learned how to listen at a level