This past Christmas one of my closest friends gave me a dish towel that says “Being unstable and bitchy is all part of my mystique.” Knowing that there is truth in sarcasm, and understanding the importance of good communication skills and positive relationships to project success, I’ve decided to recommit myself to improving my relationships through improved communication skills.
Step 1 – Categorize the kinds of conversations I’m having. I figure that being able to identify the different types of conversations should help me engage in each of them in more appropriate ways. Here are a few of the most important that I’ve identified, and some guidelines for each:Continue reading
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller
It’s the beginning of a whole new year and an entirely new decade. What do you want to be saying on Dec. 31, 2019? My wish for you is that you won’t be looking back with regret. Personally, 10 years from now I intend to be looking back on a decade of surprising breakthroughs and unprecedented progress towards becoming the kind of leader I admire and the kind of human being I aspire to be. And I sure don’t want the people of this Earth to be facing the same problems then that we’re facing now in this world. (Nope! Let’s have new and more exciting problems to tackle in 2020!)Continue reading
It’s easy to get stuck. From time to time it happens to everyone. One foot nailed to the floor, we go ’round and ’round – full speed ahead, but with no progress. Eventually we wonder why the scenery looks hauntingly familiar. If we’re lucky someone will throw a bucket of cold water in our face and shout “What in cripes sake are you doing?!!” If not, well, we might wake up a decade later and wonder why we’re still struggling with the same issue-infested life we ended the century with. With 2010 nearly upon us, it’s time to steal a glance in the rear view mirror and do a little reality check. Does the road ahead look exactly like the one behind? If so, how are you likin’ it? If you’re not absolutely jazzed about being alive, eager to leap out of bed and get engaged in the banquet of a day spread out before you, you might want to make a few changes before the clock ticks another tock.Continue reading
Working with Kimberly is a transformative experience. She is deeply insightful about how to create healthy, high functioning, effective organizations. Her business savvy, her tremendous ability to make connections and her profound understanding of how teams of people operate, are invaluable! When Kimberly facilitates a meeting or conference, you can be sure it will be focused and productive; it will have meaningful and measurable outcomes and it will be a lot of fun in the process. Kimberly’s w…
It was simply MAGICAL. Kimberly’s super-unique workshop transformed my team. Now my team is super energetic and already started making positive changes. Thanks Kimberly!
Kimberly’s organizational culture work with us was like a journey to discover the hidden common sense shared in our organization and people across the world. Our company’s leaders successfully discovered their instinct and got much more unified as One Global Family after the journey. You can see some images of the journey from this book, just like reading a travel guidebook before taking off.
Kimberly has helped our company shape its global culture for the past decade. To date, over 350 colleagues from around the world [have] met together for six-month customized programs consisting of three one-week interactive sessions in our Global Team Leadership Development program. Our culture is rooted in a long history of innovative change to survive in the face of global business headwinds. We have successfully transformed our company many times in the past 90 years, but mainly as a Japanese…
Kimberly is dynamic and focused, and an incredible professional in all her activities. She is talented, creative, articulate, and has super people skills. I give her my highest endorsement.
Ultimate facilitator to inspire your group to achieve breakthrough results, gain new insights, remove roadblocks and achieve what might have appeared to be impossible results prior to Kimberly’s leadership. Kimberly leads from the front and adeptly works with groups to gain their trust and confidence. She uses humor and scientifically proven methods to begin the critical work of helping groups get unstuck and see their own greatness. I have worked with Kimberly for more than 20 years and she co…
Kimberly Wiefling of Wiefling Consultants was my last instructor in completing my two certificates in Project Management, yet by far she was the most inspiring, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable instructor of both PM series of classes, particularly in developing my negotiation skills. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to learn from such an expert first hand.
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I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have an experienced professional like you at my side to launch the Consulting Special Interest Group tomorrow. The agenda looks great and I am convinced that we are well prepared for a productive and successful meeting tomorrow.
I really liked your workshop and see great possibilities for using “breakthrough thinking” in other settings in both the corporate and educational worlds.
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