Mandatory

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

I really don't like "mandatory." Perhaps it's the Squiggle in me that doesn't want to be forced to do something, or my Triangle that likes options and bristles at the thought of "mandatory." In fact, if…

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Life's Lessons don't change, but we do!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Have you ever read the same book twice? Or watched the same movie again?The book, nor the movie, changes, but we do. What we learned, saw, heard, or interpreted before might mean something completely different…

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A Touch of Circle Goes a Long Way!

Thursday, May 16, 2024

      Throughout my career I have always been curious as to how traits and behaviors play a role in bottom-line results. Whether it's about employee engagement, retention, or…

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Belief + Behavior = Engagement

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

If you do a Google search for "engagement," you will find a never-ending list of articles that attempt to define, describe, and quantify how you think, feel, and act, as well as how you emotionally connect…

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Does being overwhelmed keep you from starting?

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Is there something you have always wanted to do, but you just haven’t had the time or money? Even if you did, does the thought of actually doing it feel overwhelming? Perhaps you are in the last 10 years…

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Winning, Losing, or Learning?

Monday, April 08, 2024

  Have you ever heard the saying, "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose?" Well, what if you could change that saying to, "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn!" Learning is not losing. In fact,…

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Working from the Middle to Bridge the Gap

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

I just finished a call with a client who has hired us to do a Shapes Certification Course for 40 members of his team. The purpose of the call was for me to better understand his team; their purpose, mission,…

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Navigating Your Way through Change

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Before you can navigate your way through change, you have to embrace the change, or else it's very hard to manage it or lead it. This is because to "embrace" change, you must "believe, accept, or support…

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Bouncing Back

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

In the Shape Talk blog, "Keep Knocking," posted just before this one, we talk about the "Law of Averages," and how, typically, the more doors you knock on, the more that will open. And also, the more that…

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Keep Knocking

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Have you ever heard the saying, the more doors you knock on, the more that will open? Well that’s true, but the other part of the story is that the more doors you knock on, the more that will slam right…

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Stuck in the GAP?

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Have you ever felt stuck between where you started and where you want to be? This is when your mind starts to "wander and wonder." I call this the GAP.   Am I even on the right path? Is this what I am…

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The Five Steps to Strategically Shape Your Communication

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Have you ever had one of those conversations that you wish could be a "do-over?"   When that happens, at least for me, it's because I didn't adequately prepare for the conversation, if at all. I meant…

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What Motivates You?

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Have you ever wondered why you look forward to certain aspects of your job, but dread other parts? Or why you enjoy working with certain types of people, but find it annoying working with others? There's…

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"I don’t know," said the Rectangle

Friday, January 26, 2024

Contrary to popular belief, the Rectangle is not a Primary or Secondary Shape. It is a transitional Shape. Most people experience the Rectangle when they are at a turning point and experiencing change…

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Shape Flexing and Feeling Fake to get through the Post-Holiday Blues

Sunday, January 21, 2024

It was the first week of 2024, and I was mentally challenging myself to find my "mojo" and bring my "A game" to work. After a wonderful, restful, and relaxing holiday with my family, I was feeling extremely…

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How Do You Show Love?

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Whether it's your life partner, work partner, or "partner in crime" (friend, family member, or co-worker), we all have different ways of expressing love, care, or concern.   But unless it's the way you…

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"Shape Mates" - Impromptu Couples Therapy

Sunday, July 23, 2023

NOTE: This blog includes references to the five Shapes of PsychoGeometrics. Each Shape represents a specific communication style. Box - Logical, Factual, and Non-Emotional Triangle - Bottom-Line and to…

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What Does Success Look Like to You?

Friday, January 27, 2023

NOTE: This blog is written by Harris Hite, a member of the PsychoGeometrics Team and part of ShapeTalk with Susan Hite.   Have you ever worked towards a goal only to be disappointed when you finally achieved…

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Choose Wisely

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

When my firstborn was in grade school, I was constantly searching for work-life balance. I quickly learned that if I waited for it to happen, it would never happen; therefore, I needed a plan to make it…

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

More than ever, employers are looking for ways to attract, engage, and retain talent in the workplace. And more than ever, one size does not fit all. That’s why it’s important to communicate effectively. Using…

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Crucial Conversations in Stressful Times

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

When the stress is high, but you still need to have that crucial conversation, stick to the four steps of SBI-I.   In 2019, I participated in a Leadership Course in San Diego at the Center for Creative…

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New Year – Same Old You?

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

In my experience, there are three life stages when it comes to success.   #1 – When we are determined to make a BIG SPLASH, casting our new or expanded vision and setting our ambitious goals for the New…

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Always and Never can be Career Ending Words - The Rectangle is KEY to your Success

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Have you ever been so upset or dissatisfied with a service, that you promised you would never buy anything from that organization again? Or maybe you had a bad experience traveling to a specific city,…

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You’re the right person, but are you in the right place?

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Your natural communication style influences everything.  It can keep you in a miserable job or cause you to tolerate a less than satisfying relationship. On the other hand, it might cause you to quit your…

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The 24-Hour Team Transformation

Monday, October 04, 2021

In 20 years, I have worked with hundreds of teams, but never have I witnessed such a team transformation in just 24 hours. Let me say upfront: I don't believe in overnight miracles, but I do believe people…

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Turning Tension into Traction

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Have you ever found yourself banging your head against the same wall over and over again?  Chances are, if you routinely find yourself in the same situation without a win-win resolution, you haven’t learned…

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