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Solution Delivery Officer, ClientLogic, Inc
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took a hiatus from my blog over the past few months, but recently
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Tips for How to Think on Your Feet and Become The MacGyver of
your feet is a critical skill for any business leader when it
comes to solving unexpected issues that arise on the job. This
is the number one reason my clients state for hiring me. No matter
what obstacles come my way, I always find a way to work things
Do you remember
the television program MacGyver, from the mid-80s, starring Richard
Dean Anderson? Jog your memory by clicking here: http://rdanderson.com/macgyver/macgyver.htm
notorious for solving problems by using science and his wits with
very minimal resources. And, he came through every time. Wouldn’t
it be great to have someone like him on your team? Or, even better,
wouldn’t it be great if you had even just a few of the skills
that MacGyver exhibited?
simple steps to learn how to think to think on your feet and solve
problems while doing more with less.
TIPS FOR THINKING ON YOUR FEET
yourself and others.
Learn to go with your gut and trust your ideas. Take this advice
from Improvisational Comedians, “If you feel your feet
moving -- follow them!” Do the same for your work colleagues.
a “yes, and…” mentality.
Don’t negate or deny ideas. Get rid of “yes, but
…” Accept the information that comes to you and
work with it.
in the moment. Remember to listen, watch and concentrate.
You have to pay attention!
actional choices. In Improv, you would go somewhere
or do something. By taking action, you increase your focus.
Do the same in business!
to the top of your intelligence.
Challenge yourself to see what you can discover. Try not to
create a box that isn’t there.
your feet is child’s play. Literally. Next time you are
around children watch how they take in new information and move
quickly to make changes to what they are doing. They are all mini-experts
at thinking on their feet.
If you want
to be the MacGyer of your workplace, try these tips and remember,
be flexible, be open to the possibilities, and be ready to have
fun. The next time the universe (or your boss!) drops a challenge
in your lap, smile and say, “Bring it on!”
a fun, interactive program to get your company or business organization
thinking on their feet? Then consider Regina’s NEW program,
Expect the Unexpected: How to Think on Your Feet Without Getting
Knocked Over. Click
here for more information.
Barr is a management consultant and speaker with a special passion
for helping women achieve leadership success. Regina helps companies
develop strategies to attract, develop and retain women leaders.
Her consulting firm, Red Ladder, Inc., also helps organizations
and their leaders develop their full potential through strategic
project management and coaching. For more information visit www.RedLadder.com
Copyright 2006 Regina
Barr, Red Ladder, Inc.
Journaling - Keeping a Creative Journal is a tool
for personal growth using writing and drawing, somewhat like a
diary. Dr. Lucia Capacchione's Creative Journaling questions and
exercises are intended as a jumping-off point into your own growth
and personal style of expression.
Ray's Improv Company - Stevie Ray has trained thousands
of people since 1989. Some students are interested in developing
their talents for the stage, others are seeking personal or professional
growth, others just want to have fun. No matter what your reason,
Stevie Ray has a class for you.
New Workshop Comedy Theatre - The Brave New Workshop
brings a unique brand of training, comedy, writing, music and
improvisation to corporations, organizations, and individuals.
Artists Way, by Julia Cameron. The author leads
you through a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your
creativity from a variety of blocks.
Artist’s Way at Work, by Julia Cameron.
The author has shown that people can thrive at their jobs when
they take time to nurture their spirit and listen to their thoughts.
of Gold, by Julia Cameron. If you've read the
Artist's Way, and one or two years later you find that
you're not making art consistently, you may find this book helpful.
It delves more deeply than the AW in enabling you to identify,
clarify, nurture and fulfill your creative desires.
This!, by Mark Bergren, Molly Cox & Jim
Improvise This! is filled with true-to-life business scenarios
and offers methods for not only surviving but triumphing in those
situations, making this a valuable and entertaining resource.
in hearing Regina speak? Here are some of Regina's upcoming programs:
27, 2006, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Your Professional ROI,
February 14, 2006, St. Thomas University, Networking for Success,
February 24, 2006, Financial Women International Golden West District
Conference, Her Place at the Table, Laguna Beach, CA.
for information on how to register.
Red Ladder Programs:
Over Your Obstacles: How to Build and Leverage Relationships at
the Unexpected: How to Think on Your Feet Without Getting Knocked
Barr, President of Red Ladder, Inc., holds a BBA, an MBA and an
MA in human development. With over seventeen years in the financial
services industry, Regina has a broad range of leadership experience
in product, sales, and marketing. Red Ladder provides people development
services for individuals and organizations with a goal of developing
people and inspiring success. In addition, Regina has a special
passion for helping companies attract, develop and retain women
What our clients are saying...
Outsourcing utilized Regina Barr’s services for a workshop
at our Annual Client Summit. Regina was able to achieve full participation
from the audience and make the workshop enjoyable. She was thoroughly
prepared and left our clients with resources to expand upon the
information gleaned at the workshop. As one participant stated
'Regina engaged the audience and her presentation was entertaining
as well as educational.’ I would highly recommend Regina
for workshops or team building activities.” Debra Kosch,
Marketing Manager API Outsourcing, Inc.
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