May 27 2019

Humility, Generous Hearts and a Common Goal

posted by Nancy Milton in Living Fundamentals

I’ve sat down four times to write this, and am still tripping over emotion to “properly” express what I am feeling. You knowing me, wouldn’t expect proper, just from the heart and the hip, so here it goes…   My guess is that I’ve been at over 50 starting lines through the years.  50 races,

May 22 2019

Four Steps to Apologizing

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication Skills, Living Fundamentals

Whether you screw something up with work, miscommunicate timing to a client, lose it with you child or forget to do what you said you would do with a partner – Do you apologize? Is it a “real apology” or just a quick “sorry about that”?   What’s the difference? It’s a BIG difference.  Let’s

May 15 2019

One Thing Shonda Rhimes Taught me

posted by Nancy Milton in Living Fundamentals, Self Help

I recently read Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.  It was first day of my vacation and I read it in a day.  Devoured it might be a better word.  I anticipated the book would share stories, chapter after chapter, of Shonda learning how to say Yes to more things in all aspects of her

May 7 2019

Respect Me -5 Tips to Creating Respect

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication Skills, Living Fundamentals

I was facilitating a session last night where I was asked, “How do I make someone respect me?” First – “make” isn’t going to work out for anyone….     When I talk about both trust & respect, I speak about it going two ways. For example, if you’re wanting to feel respected by someone,

Apr 16 2019

A Lead with Your Values Tip from Michelle Obama

posted by Nancy Milton in Living Fundamentals, Self Help

As I shared in my last blog, I’ve been reading Michelle Obama’s book Becoming. In the Becoming Us section of the book (page 226) Michelle is reflecting on Barack’s consideration of running for President of the United States.  While sifting through this in her mind, she asks herself three questions of her 17-year relationship with Barack.