Planners’ Picks – April 13, 2021

Planners’ Picks:

A collection of resources from CSN planning committee members worth mentioning

We’ve got a mixed bag of links for you today, ranging from boundaries and freedom of work flow to leadership growth.


Set Better Boundaries and Stop Pleasing People

Do you always get last minute requests? Do you work after-hours to get all your work done, because during the day you are busy answering to other people’s priorities? Are you busy pleasing other people while forgetting yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to review your boundaries. Check out Laura Arndt’s video, I share a 4-step process with you on how you can get started setting better boundaries.

What is Responsible Freedom?

Do you struggle with leading your people or team at work? Do you believe that you need to be the source of your people’s actions and activities? Barry Wehmiller Corporation successfully utilizes a concept they refer to as “Responsible Freedom.” Listen to a short clip from Monte Pedersen of the CDA Group about it.

5 Tips to Better Self-Care for the Work-From-Home Woman

Personal Business Coach Yvonne Jones states: “A few years ago I was in a coaches’ training class, which included peer-to-peer coaching. My partner and I were discussing our schedules for the next week and it was my turn. After I went through my schedule, she paused then asked a simple but profound question. “Where on that schedule is your time?” At first, I did not get what she was asking as I’d spent quite a bit of time planning my schedule. She rephrased it by noting that my calendar was full, but nowhere on that calendar had I scheduled time for self-care.”

What Makes a Great Leader?

How are you navigating the “creative tension” paradoxes and ambiguity of leading in a VUCA world? Peter Senge’s ideas on Leadership Development and Cultivating Agile Learning Organizations are even more relevant today. Read this LinkedIn Post by David McLean for an infographic and more links to resources on leadership.

The 15-Minute-A-Day Habit That Can Boost Your Leadership

A study conducted at Harvard Business School found that a daily 15-minute habit can increase your productivity and effectiveness. The daily habit is as simple as they come—making time every day for reflection will help boost your leadership. As discussed in our recent book club featuring Elevate, even 5 minutes of journaling at the start of your day can frame your mindset toward success. Here are three different ways you can practice daily self-reflection through journaling.

5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence When You’re Down on Yourself

Feeling confident doesn’t always come naturally to many of us, but it’s something we can actively work on and improve. Which of these strategies will you try the next time you’re feeling down?

Launch Podcast #94: Emotional Intelligence 101

Check out this podcast on Emotional Intelligence in Leadership with Allison Liddle and guest Jennifer Schmeiser, and capacity building in multiple areas of your life. In this episode, Allison Liddle interviews Jennifer Schmeiser. Jennifer is a Strategic Consultant and Executive Coach at HR4D Consulting in the Madison area. She believes everyone has leadership potential and when they can tap into it they can become their best self. Jennifer and Allison discuss emotional intelligence. What does EQ mean? Why is tapping into your emotions important? How can emotional intelligence help you become a better leader?

Upcoming Events:

 4/19-20 ADA Multiple Perspectives On Access, Inclusion, & Disability Virtual Conference (free and cost options)

“It is time to move beyond the letter of the law to the spirit of the law; to shift our focus from redressing human and environmental problems through remedial design to preventing problems through holistic design.” -Leslie Kanes Weisman

As a modern land grant university, an important part of Ohio State University’s mission is outreach and engagement, serving the community through a variety of activities. During the tenth anniversary year of the Americans With Disabilities Act the Multiple Perspectives On Access, Inclusion And Disability conference was created to help fulfill this mission. In short, the goal of the conference is to encourage the kind of change suggested by Leslie Kanes Weisman in the opening quote.

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>>>   “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” ― Madeleine L’Engle