Author Archives for Sue Hawkes

#6 – Reaction’s Don’t Lie

Published on February 25, 2019 Written by

#6 – Reactions Don’t Lie Whenever I find myself triggered by an event, I know there’s learning available to me. If I bypass the opportunity to evaluate my reaction, I become a victim of whatever happened and can guarantee the next time a similar event occurs, I’ll react again – only it will be stronger […]

#5 – Small Things

Published on February 22, 2019 Written by

#5 Small Things As I sit on the plane during a busy week with one more day to work, looking forward to a full Friday and an equally full weekend, it occurs to me the little things really are the big things in life. It’s about having appreciation for the things my family, team and […]

#4 – F.E.A.R.

Published on February 21, 2019 Written by

#4 – F.E.A.R. It is a four letter word, and feels like one most of the time. It can dismantle the best of intentions, and ruin a perfectly good idea or day. When we lose track of the present, we can move into a state of worry, anxiety or fear about the future. We can […]

#3 – Playing Not to Lose

Published on February 20, 2019 Written by

#3 Playing Not to Lose I have a diagram I’ve used in teaching leadership for 30 years, it looks like this:                             It’s useful in many ways. In business, you can assess your team based on how they are playing and offer […]

#2 – The Essence of Conflict

Published on February 19, 2019 Written by

#2 – The Essence of Conflict At its essence, most conflict is an argument between two things: intent and impact. One person claims their feelings are a direct result of the other persons words and actions, and the other person claims they had no intent to cause any of that impact. It’s simple really, but […]

#1 – Building Habits

Published on February 19, 2019 Written by

#1 – Building Habits Today is the first day of my new practice. I’ve committed to write a blog daily (minimum 5x/week) to build the muscle as Seth Godin challenged in his The First 1,000 are the most difficult blog. Why? Because I read his blog daily; it’s the ONLY thing I read every day. […]

YESS! Newsletter August 2017

Published on August 8, 2017 Written by

This week is all about Vision; mine takes me to our annual YESS! Client Appreciation Party and what it will look like on Thursday. I’m excited to see 100+ people networking and laughing, some dancing, great food and drinks and some crazy contests, games and prizes awarded. I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring together […]

YESS! Newsletter June 2017

Published on June 13, 2017 Written by

Summer’s Here- Stay Focused & Share Tacos Ahhhhh, spring transitioning into summer in Minnesota… is there anything better? Perhaps, yet its beckoning to “enjoy it while it lasts” can easily lead to getting distracted or taking my focus off my priorities in fits and starts. As we all enjoy the graduation, summer lake and cabin […]

Millennial Myths: 5 Things They Share with Entrepreneurs

Published on June 13, 2017 Written by

Millennials get a bad rap, but are they really that different from any other generation of people? When I stopped to think about the common millennial traits we hear about so often, I realized how many of those same traits are also prevalent with entrepreneurs. How we outwardly demonstrate these traits may look different, but […]

Core Values and …Tacos? Rewarding a Kick-Ass Culture

Published on June 11, 2017 Written by

Client Highlight: Fastspot  Fastspot is a one-of-a-kind company. In this digital agency, you’ll find two bulldogs snoring under the conference room table, creative minds collaborating together, and a neon sign of the Fastspot logo. Fastspot builds websites and digital solutions for primarily the college/university and cultural institution sectors; however, they are branching into healthcare and […]