Today’s guest post is from Hana Matsudaira, one of the students we worked with at SAS. We first met Hana in her Junior Year. We were impressed by her deep insight into the adolescent experience and her desire to help students make meaningful connections beyond test scores. She is now entering her Senior year at SAS and is spearheading a movement to integrate the language of Strengths into the fabric of the student high school experience. We’ve invited Hana to share her story with us.
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For me, this is about where to focus my thinking when I am overwhelmed, low, preoccupied with perfection, or out of balance. My little list brings me into the present. It helps me to sift through the clutter and gives me clarity. It is a reminder that not all lists have to be To Do’s.
We all have a finite amount of time and energy. And so, I ask you, given who you are today, right here, right now, are you truly spending your resources in the right places and in the right proportions? Or are you holding onto situations and relationships that are extraneous, broken, or lifeless? Aleasha explores the art of ending and the importance of pruning your life.
For many of us, the words, “team building” conjure up images of trust falls, paper towers, and high ropes. For others, there are flashbacks to awkward icebreakers and invasions of personal space. As you plan your next Team building session, keep these four tips in mind to get the most out of your experience.
We are often asked by managers and supervisors to work with certain Teams because they are having trouble or in crisis. As consultants, it can feel a bit like untangling a chain; every kink and knot is connected, but you really do not know where to begin. Regardless, it is imperative to create a shared experience that will help Teams to re-align their purpose, recalibrate their objectives and re-structure their practices. Today Aleasha shares a few ways to make this happen.