Butterflies Remind Me #910 

by Sue Hawkes

When we purchased our home, the yard was overgrown. Not just a little, a lot.  We moved in mid-July, and as all moves go, there’s plenty to do and undo, so the yard wasn’t our first priority with limited summer days remaining and our attention focused on settling in.  When the spring arrived, we set about the work of reclaiming…

Sue HawkesButterflies Remind Me #910

Asking the Right Question #909 

by Sue Hawkes

Where’s the biggest impact? (Or what’s most impactful?)  It’s a small question, and when you use it to filter priorities, things clarify and simplify. Too many people are afraid to simplify, worrying they’ll forget, leave things out, mistakes will happen, or balls will drop.  There is a time for detailing descriptions, however, to focus and have the maximum impact, you…

Sue HawkesAsking the Right Question #909

Reminders Are Everywhere #908 

by Sue Hawkes

Rainy days are some of my favorite days.  Though you’d never hear me complain about sunshine and low humidity, living in a four-season state offers the joy of appreciating every change in our climate.  When I wake to a grumbling thunderstorm I appreciate the mood, reminding me all days aren’t joyful, it’s okay to make noise and let things soak in.…

Sue HawkesReminders Are Everywhere #908

Don’t Confuse the Two #907 

by Sue Hawkes

When you spend time doing things you enjoy doing, they don’t feel like work.  You know, the times when you look up and the clock has zoomed hour(s) ahead and it feels like minutes. Your energy is high, you’re present and engaged, and the work you are doing actually gives you more energy and fuels your passion. This is your…

Sue HawkesDon’t Confuse the Two #907

The Surprise of a Century #906 

by Sue Hawkes

When I began writing 1,000 blogs, I never imagined one of the most incredible outcomes from this journey would be capturing my thoughts throughout a pandemic.  As I anticipate the completion of this goal, I’m getting excited about reviewing my musings over the course of nearly four years, especially with the crazy path we’ve been on during this time.  I’ve…

Sue HawkesThe Surprise of a Century #906

The Champion of Focus and Clarity #905 

by Sue Hawkes

The clearer you get, the easier it is.  When you’re clear, you know what to say YESS! and no to.  It’s not grey, it’s black and white.   And the funny thing is, the more you say no to, the more opportunities attract to you. In abundance. There’s no scarcity when you can say no. It’s clean, clear, and freeing.  You…

Sue HawkesThe Champion of Focus and Clarity #905

Today It Makes Sense #904 

by Sue Hawkes

A few months ago, I attended a number of conferences as I have many spring times prior. Most often, it’s exhilarating, and my love of learning is replenished.  It was different this year.  It’s been disruptive and difficult. This is always the precursor to significant change for me.  When it’s time, life as usual no longer makes sense.  The disruption…

Sue HawkesToday It Makes Sense #904

Clarity #903 

by Sue Hawkes

When we meet new clients, we find there is common pain they’re experiencing.   Most are seeking greater accountability, ownership, and collaboration for the greater good. They are willing to exchange autonomy and purpose for that return.  In order to navigate the emerging challenges and current chaos in our spaces, we must proceed with clarity.   Clarity of purpose, expectations, and communication. …

Sue HawkesClarity #903

The Push #902 

by Sue Hawkes

We all struggle with difficult conversations. When you’re facing the prospect of letting someone go, it brings all of your humanity to the surface if there isn’t some kind of clear wrongdoing.  We must face these situations with open minds and open hearts as well as the firmness and commitment to the greater good of our teams in mind.  We…

Sue HawkesThe Push #902

Eye to Eye and I to I #901 

by Sue Hawkes

One of my new endeavors has been to lead the Rocket Fuel Master Class and Integrator Mastery Forum. As I think of the significant benefits to my own learning and development, one of the most immediate is to be in a room with high performing leaders.  I’ve had a similar journey with the Implementors; the difference with Integrators is they…

Sue HawkesEye to Eye and I to I #901