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“Children who have been in intergenerational care, every administrator I’ve talked with has said, when our kids go into public school, or regular classrooms, we hear from those schools and principals that they are the best behaved, they are the most accepting of other children with differences, they are more…Read More
Connectivity: why & how to connect with people on purpose, with an intent to serve others. It’s about creating and developing real, human to human relationships. Do you have some challenges you’d really like to resolve? Here’s a short list of what Connectivity can do for you, when you learn…Read More
I met Nellie at a recent conference I was invited to speak at. It was a fun experience to meet her – we had a couple of lively engaging conversations. She’s a perfect example of the fact that there are great connections to be made everywhere! Today I want to…Read More
Worthy excerpts from NYTimes article by Allie Volpe, published 5.6.19 Why You Need A Network Of Low-Stakes Casual Friendships “Taking a few minutes to engage with people we see regularly or joining a group — such as a religious group, a sports team or a hobby meetup — has been…Read More
Close your eyes. Picture yourself in your home. You’re getting ready for work. Maybe you want to go, maybe you don’t. All the same, you’re going. See yourself as the most confident and competent version of yourself. See yourself in whatever clothing makes you feel like a positive force…Read More
The Connectivity framework helps people figure out their why. Why = purpose. From there, it’s all mindset – aka attitude. From there – into strategy & tactics. Here’s the math: (Why + Mindset) + (Strategy + Tactics) = Connecting For the record, there are a few things Connectivity is…Read More
We’re all navigating our own cosmos – an incredible community galaxy. Connecting is a handshake, it’s a hug. A cosmic hug for all of us. What is connectivity, then? Creating and developing meaningful relationships – connections – on purpose, with an intent to serve. It’s the galaxy of our…Read More
How we self-identify is up to us. The words we use to describe ourselves are totally valid – it’s our choice, after all. What I’d encourage everyone to do in choosing how they wish to be identified, is to take a serious look at Vert Status. Introvert, extrovert, ambivert –…Read More
Is your business connected? Are you growing the relationships that move you forward – or simply settling for what is? Or worse, closed to growth and learning? It’s interesting to have people ask me, “What do you do?” Wherein I explain my expertise (Connectivity) to which they almost invariably and…Read More
It’s a random summer weekday. A Wednesday, in fact. And on this random Wednesday, some friends came over for breakfast. Now, it’s very normal for friends to come to my home for breakfast, brunch, dinner…what have you. I’m a dinner party come-join-us-for-a-meal Queen. What’s different about today is that, well,…Read More
Have you ever been invited to judge something? Well, last week – over the July 4th holiday – I was invited to judge a parade. Having no idea what was involved, I happily accepted, trusting it’d likely all become clear to me with a little instruction and guidance. In short,…Read More
Doubling down means to get clear. Focus. Discipline ourselves to do the thing that really makes and impact, the real thing that needs to get done to improve the world and serve our people. It’s NOT busy work, stuff that needs filing, shuffling papers around your desk, organizing anything. It’s…Read More
Who will you connect with today? How will you listen? What will you do to serve someone else? Connectivity is about all three of these elements. Connectivity requires we take action. Action built on listening to listen, not to respond or formulate our own story in reply. Service comes from…Read More
What does connectivity “do” for groups, you may ask? Plenty. Connecting fosters professionalism. Connectors cohere better together. Connectors communicate better. Connectors come together, quickly, over any issue. Connectivity fosters consensus and constructive debate. If you have a group you’re part of, bring connectivity into the mix. Apply the…Read More
This question was posed to me by adept business person, Tony Whatley. He was interviewing me for his podcast and we were rolling right along…. When he asked the question, How do you control the energy in the room?, I knew he understood connectivity. Controlling the energy in a room…Read More
Four years ago, I succumbed to the intoxication of being a fan at a global sporting event: World Cup soccer. My Fine Husband had played the sport growing up and had taken a family trip to a Cup series when it was in the US with his family years ago.…Read More
excerpt, Connectivity Canon Chapter Four: Why & Mindset continued from previous post… In my experience, you can draw a direct straight line between practicing an objective, willing and positive attitude and your progress. The realizations of your actions to connect manifest because of mindset; it brings it all to life.…Read More