Category: Focus

SHIFT Into A New Way of Being Using Your Strengths

by Anita Polite-Wilson, Ph.D. Most people make a new year’s resolution, which is admirable.  However, studies show that most resolutions are broken within the first 30 days of the new year.  Instead of worrying about making your new year’s resolutions stick, let’s try a different approach and get better results all year long. I suggest… Read more »

ARE YOU AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR?

by Norman Lanier, Ph.D, Corporate Psychologist & Executive Coach PART I How would you know? Last year, I shared a true story about John Ray, a southern gentleman who helped me learn the secret of relationships—how someone feels about herself in your presence has a phenomenally direct impact on how she feels about you! (See Parrish Partners… Read more »

Communications: Putting The Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)

by Mark A. Parrish BLUF-ing someone refers to the discipline of providing a single sentence, summarizing the call to action for a recipient, and ideally negating the need to read any further. DETAIL Routinely, business communiqués begin with a back story, meandering along at times in serpentine fashion, until a point is finally made.  The… Read more »

Mastering Your Mindset

by Michele Parrish At Parrish Partners, we believe in leading with your strengths and focusing on “that one thing” that holds you back to in order to get to a higher performance state.  For a large percentage of people, “that one thing” is “mindset”.  What is mindset?  Think of it as the overall philosophy or… Read more »

Forging Ahead to Fall

by Norman Lanier, Ph.D, Corporate Psychologist & Executive Coach Autumn, or Fall, is the third of the four seasons in those areas that have four seasons, and is a transitional time (September 24-December 22) from the sunshine, heat and glory of summer to the darkness, cold and bleakness of winter. Those of us who live or have… Read more »

THE ART OF RELATING: JOHN RAY’S SECRET SAUCE Part II – The Real Recipe

by Norman Lanier, Ph.D, Corporate Psychologist & Executive Coach For those of you who were able to delay gratification, we have John Ray’s Secret Sauce recipe and we are going to share it—including all of the ingredients. As you may recall from last time, years ago I was consulting with a company in Talladega, Alabama. It was… Read more »

Fall Back to Mindfulness

Summer is generally thought of as brightness, heat and relaxation, while letting go into a carefree state. Within an organization, the reality of summer may be very different. The long days of sun may be spent sweating to meet deadlines. You may hurry so fast you miss important appointments, while attaching yourself to a perpetually… Read more »

FALL HAS FALLEN! (Overcoming Overwhelm)

September 23rd marked the Fall Equinox, and by now, many of us are in the full swing of a new schedule. Fall brings with it back to school, back to business (for those of us who had summer escapes), colorful foliage, football season and the mad dash toward the holiday season. The shifts that befall… Read more »