Insightful … humorous … entertaining … even contagious ☺ … words that are often used to describe Rhonda Scharf. A speaker/consultant with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something quite different. <br> <br> Rhonda is a Professional Speaker, Trainer, Author and Consultant, based in Ottawa. She has worked with tens of thousands of people in 13 different countries. In 2004 Rhonda served as the National President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), has served on the Board of the Global Speakers Federation and is named in the current edition of “Who’s Who in Professional Speakers” (where she has been listed since 1998). <br> <br> She's funny, she's real, and she's ON THE RIGHT TRACK!
We aren't particularly good as adults at looking back at the things we do that make us proud, or remind us that we are good, smart and professional.
Recognizing that you dislike the other person is the first step to correcting your communication with them.
12/06/2017 11:42 EST
Many surveys have shown that more money alone doesn't make a huge difference in the way people feel about their job.
10/24/2017 17:23 EDT
It is about effort, attitude and willingness.
10/16/2017 13:17 EDT
It isn't easy at all, but then again, anything worth having doesn't come easy, right?
10/06/2017 11:45 EDT
It is when the source of our stress is beyond our control that we struggle with managing the stress that comes with it.
09/19/2017 17:32 EDT
We sometimes don't have the time, but don't want to admit how much we're struggling to keep all the balls in the air.
08/31/2017 16:09 EDT
Now, as was I saying...
08/24/2017 14:22 EDT
The answer may be the secret to getting the next one.
08/17/2017 13:45 EDT
If your busy mind is making people feel like you are unapproachable or even rude, I can guarantee it is affecting your success as a manager.
08/09/2017 18:25 EDT
When we're at work, we give 110% all the time because it is the right thing to do.
08/01/2017 16:20 EDT
Ever been on the receiving end of an angry tirade that turned threatening? That's exactly what happened to me Saturday on
07/14/2017 15:43 EDT
We've all had to deal with difficult people at work. We often work with people we don't like and sometimes we work with people who don't like us.
06/27/2017 15:45 EDT
About 15 years ago, it was widely publicized that men and women came from "different planets," and therefore did not speak the same language. I not only disagree with this notion, I take offence to it.
06/19/2017 12:31 EDT
I'm willing to bet that the person involved in the email confrontation was not aware that she was being unfair, humiliating, potentially malicious or vindictive. I'm willing to bet that these people thought they were handing the situation clearly and in a businesslike manner. That was not the case.
06/07/2017 12:45 EDT
When conducted effectively, meetings can inspire and ignite motivation, lead to higher performing teams and a stronger bottom line. However, more than $37 billion is wasted each year in unproductive meetings--and that's in the United States, alone. Admins need to minimize the wasted time in meetings and maximize the productive time. Once you're aware of my Seven Deadly Sins of Meetings, you'll be able to better plan, organize, participate in and facilitate great meetings.
05/25/2017 12:44 EDT
A former colleague holds complete conversations in his head with people with whom he is angry. He rarely speaks directly with the other person. This anger in his mind continues to build because of his frustration, yet he never lets the other person know that he is frustrated and subsequently angry.
05/17/2017 03:52 EDT
When do you decide you're under too much stress? When do you call in sick and take a mental health day? When do you put you at the top of your to-do list? Not often enough, I say - and when we do, it's usually because our body has given us no choice in the matter.
05/10/2017 03:01 EDT
When we get discouraged, it is easy to just give up. To take that "all or nothing" attitude and walk away from it all. It would be easy to sit on the couch and rationalize that I can't exercise at all because my knee was injured. To stop looking at the college pamphlets; to resign yourself that you will never get a promotion; to eat that extra large piece of chocolate cake because you deserve it! It would be easy to give up.
04/28/2017 10:08 EDT
Most of us have rules about our phones. No phones at the dinner table. No phones in the bedroom. No phones while flying, driving, or walking. Instead of a rule, let's make a choice. Let's decide to make connections with people, situations and experiences, and see how much better life is.
04/11/2017 01:29 EDT
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