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Redefining Expectations: Flexibility in a VUCA World

Life is messy, and yet we crave tidiness and a certain amount of control. When we set our expectations on “perfection” we are bound to be disappointed

Anna Brooks
Can You Imagine? One Question to Unlock More Expansive Thinking

Looking at your business from the can you imagine perspective is not about blue sky thinking, it’s about pushing the boundaries of your thinking.

Lora Crestan
WorkHuman: Making the Most Out of My Conference Experience

I’m just about to board my flight to Austin, Texas for the WorkHuman conference. Conferences can provide an incredible opportunity to learn, network, and reconnect with the things we love (or don’t) about our industry or profession. But just as easily they can be echo chambers of slightly stale “best practices” under the glow of fluorescent […]

Jane Watson
Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt — Get Out of the Middle to Get Unstuck

What I’ve found is that this simple reframing to starting again, from being stuck in the middle, helps me go forward. It could work for you.

Lora Crestan
Beyond Fear: Embrace Curiosity to Spark Meaningful Change

Fear might make you finally leap when your back is up against a wall, but desire and an energizing curiosity is what will sustain you for the journey.

Nikki Barrett
Scaling My Business with Actionable—Getting Out of My Own Way

I needed to make sure that my vision was in my calendar every day, focus on where my clients wanted to go, and include Actionable as part of the journey.

Shawn Shepheard
The Return on Investing in Yourself

My suggestion is this: think about where you are investing your time and your money, and put in place the practices to make it worth your while.

Lora Crestan
Embrace Change: Jump on Board or Drown

If on some instinctual level you know you have found something that is going to revolutionize what you do, then you need to embrace change.

Andrew Speer
Your Brain At Work: Manage Change By Managing Your Brain

The first big idea is that our brains are not all that well-designed for our current reality. The second idea is that we can change our brains.

Ronni Hendel-Giller
Build Trust to Help your Clients Get in the Game

Taking the time to build trust in relationships results in increased engagement, agility, and collaboration—qualities teams need to thrive business today.

Lora Crestan
The Art of Receiving Feedback

In addition to modeling being recipients of feedback, another way to reduce the threat is to recognize that when we give feedback we are engaging in a conversation.

Ronni Hendel-Giller
Consulting Frameworks: Are you Trivializing Leadership?

Of course consulting frameworks have limitations but are only truly damaging if they are held up as gospel. Change is hard. Great leadership is complex.

Nikki Barrett
Exhausted? Learning Can Energize Your Work

Building in new learning rhythms and routines has been the anchor of making my work productive and exhilarating, not overwhelming.

Lora Crestan
Annual Planning — Actionable Style

Based on Actionable founder Chris Taylor’s long-standing process for mapping out the year ahead, this worksheet will help you reflect, visualize, and plan to meet your upcoming goals and milestones.

Sara Saddington
3 Books to Help You Embrace Failure

You, and everyone you work with, are human. Failure (in some capacity), is unavoidable. Will you embrace it? Learn from it? Or will you try to pretend it never happened?

Sara Saddington
How Asking for Help Transformed my Work

I made a daily commitment to ask for help from the people around me, both in my personal and professional life. It sounds simple, but the insights I gathered through the process were a revelation.

Jodi Hosking
Is There a Pink Elephant Impacting Team Engagement?

In your consultant practice, when your clients are lamenting ineffective team dynamics, coach them to look out for the disruptive forces on their teams.

Sandy Colombo
Collaborate to Go Far in 2017

In this fast-paced world, collaboration, or more specifically, establishing successful commercial relationships, is a becoming a necessity. We need to be agile, well-informed, and not simply stuck in the bubble of our day-to-day activities.

Louise Davis
Hope is Not a Strategy

I am calling you out, coaches and consultants. Time to treat your business as you expect your clients to treat theirs—with intentional thought, and with focus and clarity about what will drive the results you want to deliver.

Lora Crestan
Craft Stories to Sell More Effectively

Our brains are wired to process the world around us through stories. By harnessing the power of a great story, you can improve your sales pitches, persuade your customers, and engage your employees.

Nikki Barrett
Self Management Tips for Q4

To help you establish some new self management strategies during this busy season, we’ve curated three popular blog posts by Actionable founder Chris Taylor.

Sara Saddington
Pivot! Pivot! PIVOT!

When considering a new opportunity, think about how you can pivot (yes, just like you learned in gym class) to get the best results.

Lora Crestan
How To Grow Your Business? Ask Yourself Some Difficult Questions.

Growing your business might mean heading in new directions that scare you. And that’s a good thing.

Shawn Shepheard