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I've just returned from taking my oldest child to her Junior Kindergarten orientation session to help prepare her (and us!) for the Fall. As I watched her play with the other children during this session, I was struck by how time has passed by so quickly.
It seems like just yesterday I was pregnant with her, and then she was born and our lives completely changed. I remember holding my little finger alongside her foot and it was the same size. Now she is 4 years old and getting ready to go to the 'big girl and boy school.'
It is crazy how fast time flies. Time is one resource that you can't buy back, no matter how much money you have. But, you can invest in quality time by living more in the moment and by making decisions that emphasize what means the most to you.
I believe that taking vacations is one way to build more quality time into your life. As such, I have included below my list of Top 10 Splurge-Worthy Resorts. I have also included a story about clear and direct communication as I believe that communicating any other way is a waste of your time as well as for the recipient of your message.
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
Why I Never Use the 'Sandwich Technique.'
As leaders, your number one job is managing people and helping them achieve. One of your greatest tools in this regard is the feedback you give to your team. You want to make sure you are sending the right messages in a clear way to provide them with the information to steer their activities and behaviours towards success. But, giving tough feedback is not easy. The 'sandwich technique' was invented as a way to deliver the hard messages while surrounding them with compliments so it supposedly lessens the blow to the recipient's ego. I must say that I hate this highly regarded feedback tool and I think it is completely ineffective. I want to tell you how to deliver your feedback in a way that will lead to greater success while saying NO to the Sandwich! Read more
Prime Vacation Season is Here! Where Are You Going? Here Are My Top Spots!
I have been blessed in my career to have the opportunity to visit some amazing destinations and resorts. And in my personal life, one of my passions is travel. As such, I have become the go-to person for my friends around all things travel. If you want to get away for some R &R but aren't sure where to go, I'd love to share with you my Top 10 Vacation Resorts. Read more.
Quote of the Day: "Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." Harriet Beecher Stowe, writer
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.
Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.