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

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.

Apr 2 2019

A Tip I learned from Michelle Obama on Handling Tough Conversations

posted by Nancy Milton in Self Help

I just finished reading Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming.  I appreciated how open she was with her life experiences, including how she initially would view a situation and then in reflection, comment from another source or a shared perspective, how she could filter, pivot and learn within the situation. A raw honesty and vulnerability that, in my

Feb 12 2019

Go deeper with your goals, versus wider

posted by Nancy Milton in Living Fundamentals, Self Help

We are often encouraged to set goals for ourselves, so we come out of a situation with something.  Research & due diligence has been done by many to understand how to make our goals clearer and measurable so we get results.  S.M.A.R.T. objectives are a great example of how one can create a goal to

Jan 22 2019

Leadership + Feelings = Real LEADERSHIP

posted by Nancy Milton in Communication Skills, Living Fundamentals, Self Help

When we consider leadership presence there are several different areas to consider. As I outline them, my guess is that you will nod yes in agreement: How you think How you communicate How you act/ interact/react   There is an area I haven’t listed that in my opinion doesn’t get enough spotlight, and it comes