I was honored when Joe Walowski, VP of Alexa at Amazon, recently asked me to conduct a workshop for his global leadership team. Amazon is one of the most intense and successful organizations in the world, so I knew their expectations would be very high for my presentation.
Joe requested that I create a 90-minute talk with the theme of “Ownership,” which is one of Amazon’s Leadership Principles. I came up with the title “Taking Ownership: How to Keep Calm, Be Courageous, and Enjoy the Journey.” It was a highly interactive, practical workshop, in which we went over science-based daily practices to lower your stress, train your brain for success, and boost your gratitude.
After the workshop, Joe wrote:
“Jim’s session turned out to be a high point of our 2-day event. The team deeply appreciated this focus on their well-being, and many folks commented to me on the power of Jim’s personal story. I’m very happy we did it and I would recommend it to others.”
Would you like me to customize a workshop for your team, as well? Just send me an email and let me know when we can talk about you next team meetings, off-sites, or conferences.
You can see workshop descriptions, testimonials, and videos here.
The Basics of Great Teams
The New York Times has an excellent overview for managers, with lots of practical advice on goals, company culture, and communication. Check out “How to Build a Successful Team.”
Reducing Your Stress During the Holidays
People tend to find the holidays either stressful…or VERY stressful! ; – )
Here are a variety of simple, effective tips to help you maintain your happiness, from Psychology Today and The Mayo Clinic.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.”
[ I sent this post as my regular email newsletter on December 7, 2017.]