Entries by Jill Greenbaum

Time for TLC!

What nourishes you? How are you carving out time to take special care of yourself?

How are you finding peace, calm, and beauty or whatever emotions and experiences you need to sustain you?

Choosing my lens for viewing 2021!

Though it feels almost trite to talk about endings and beginnings… that is truly where we are at this point in time.

While we can engage in such reflection any day of the year, I found myself feeling and thinking so many different things toward the end of December. I was looking forward to the

* end of a challenging year that had bright spots or “silver linings”, as I prefer to call them
* beginning of a new year with the promise of significant change.

Struck by a great idea—Networking Mad Libs!

Happily, a stroke of genius at almost the 11th hour!

I don’t know about your experience of late—meaning during the pandemic—but I can tell you that I’m experiencing projects with colleagues that are coming together, very often, at the last minute… For someone who loves the slight pressure of a deadline, that feels okay—until it doesn’t. I got dangerously close to the latter situation this week.

A recent example was my offering to deliver an activity for the networking portion of the ATD-NYC Holiday Party. I really like connecting with people—listening to them describe the essence of their work-selves, discovering their backgrounds, current positions, and needs. The mental exercise of combing through my universe of colleagues to determine if I know someone who can be a resource to the person right in front of me is such fun!

What do you do when you are suddenly, and surprisingly, faced with folks who are not (hopefully, not yet) on the same page as you…

It took me about half a minute to swing into a different frame of mind…

Enabling Folks to See What They Haven’t Yet Imagined…

I had an experience at a meeting earlier in the week… I bumped up against people’s inability to envision something that was outside of their experience. And, the subsequent thoughts that it can’t be done, instead of approaching the opportunity with curiosity.

What do you do when you are suddenly, and surprisingly, faced with folks who are not (hopefully, not yet) on the same page as you…

It took me about half a minute to swing into a different frame of mind…