Readers of CDA Insights can look at published issues and see all the topics covered over the years. In fact, the 10th anniversary of this publication will occur in February 2023! The issues of the past two Decembers have provided thoughts on “Letting Go of the Past” and staying focused on “The Present." Naturally, the future is this month's spotlight. It could be argued that every issue is about the future – and published topics such as “Dreams” or “Optimism” concur – because
Individuals and companies are benefiting from the massive transition occurring in work models. Study after study in the past two years supports the positive effects of a hybrid or remote work model in the areas of productivity, job satisfaction, talent retention, mental health, economy and even the environment. Of course, there are two sides to everything – many beautiful flowers have thorns. Whatever the reason for the desire for a different model, now that we've seen it, we
December is a good month to review the past year, assess and set goals, and... STOP! Don't look back! Just because all the television news shows look back every December 31st, doesn't mean it is a helpful practice. There comes a time to let go of the past and move forward. Being future-focused starts with admitting that while learning occurred in the past, dwelling on history is a heavy weight. Shouldn't you start lifting weights in the new year?
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While “be prepared” may be known as a boy scout motto, it also fits some personality types (e.g. SJ's in Myers-Briggs type language). Sure openness and spontaneity have roles in any career (hint: see the CDA articles on Happenstance Theory in the Growth & Opportunity issue, Jan 2021). Setting oneself or ones clients up for success through skill development is a sure way to enjoy the chosen path. ~ Melanie Reinersman, M.A., firstname.lastname@example.org Photo by Thoug
The more distanced the world became in 2020, the more the desire for connectedness increased. Workers knew intuitively that they needed to get their work done safely and remotely while staying on top of the needs of the team, department and organization. Even as individuals were pulled from their focus on the work of the team due to personal care at home, especially school-aged or ill loved ones, the team spirit stayed strong or supported arising weaknesses. If career profes
No one wants to spend the last few days of 2020 looking back at a year that was fraught with fear, change and challenges. Looking to 2021 may not be better because the future is too uncertain. Let's just focus on the present! Do you have what you need right now to be effective at serving your clients and taking care of yourself? ~ Melanie Reinersman, M.A., email@example.com Photo by freestocks on Unsplash FOCUS ON: Today and Only Today Appreciating what w