Next Monday Blog

Five Tips For Better Listening

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 30, 2018

Over the years I have come to the conclusion that every person—no matter their profession or age—can benefit from being a better listener. Here are five tips that can help you listen effectively:

 

5 Principles great leaders believe in

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jun 26, 2018

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to understand. We certainly know a good leader when we’re working for one (or not working for one for that matter), but it's difficult to explain the specific actions that make a good leader so effective. Great leadership is dynamic. It changes us for the better, because a good leader helps us see the best for ourselves because ultimately they believe in us.  

The only certainty is a leader’s actions are driven by their principles. It’s through a leader’s actions that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent. Great leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. They believe in their people, and this belief drives them to create an environment where people thrive. So let’s explore some of the driving principles that set great leaders apart.

Excuses Holding Women Back From Success In Business

Posted by: Nichole Winter on Nov 29, 2017

Have you ever started an exercise routine and quit shortly after, telling yourself you’d get back into it eventually? What about a household project that you’ve procrastinated and justified because the holiday season is coming and you have shopping to do?  The one thing that could be holding you back from your goals could be something you aren’t even consciously aware of. We do this on a daily basis. We make excuses!

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Self Love: Are You Faking Or Making It?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Nov 13, 2017

What do the world’s most successful individuals all have in common that allows them to be so influential? What is it that makes an athlete, musician, or public speaker have the ability to perform in front of people, or a business professional the ability to continue producing innovation after innovation? These individuals hold a strong belief in themselves, confident that they possess the characteristics necessary to do what they do and do it well. They believe they can succeed, no matter the setback. But how do they possess such confidence?

Are you Sabotaging your Personal Development?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Oct 19, 2017

Have you ever left the house and somehow ended up at work, but don’t remember how you got there or what happened in between? Like clockwork, you have a routine you follow that is almost thoughtless. You get stuck in a limiting pattern of behavior and feel like you always get the same results. Self-sabotage is the vehicle and you’re in the driver’s seat.

Ladies: What Peer Groups are NOT

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 30, 2017

I believe in giving clarity where clarity is due. Oftentimes, people perceive peer groups negatively, and as a valuable option for women looking to grow, that can give leadership groups a bad rap. Today, I have a single goal with this blog post, and that's to clear the air on what Next Monday peer groups are not

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Meet Your Coach: Michelle Pape

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jul 25, 2017

Relationships are crucial no matter the context. From who you buy cars from to who you trust with your healthcare and even who grooms your dogs. People matter and are the hallmark of any interpersonal relationship. I thought about the message I share with my network about who I am and realized the great opportunity I have to share that message here. I hope it helps you see me as who I am and how I can serve you.

Being Content: A Leadership Lesson on Failure

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 25, 2017

You can't always succeed. Many of the women I work with are alarmed and frightened when they encounter setbacks in their professional life — even small ones.

How Being Apologetic is Paralyzing Your Leadership Development

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 13, 2017

The things you say have a greater meaning beyond the words you speak. They can also affect your emotional well-being and impact your professional life. Words change how other people see you and how you see yourself. Understanding the connection between your words and these consequences can change your life for the better.

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Are Peer Groups an Option for You?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Mar 21, 2017

I’d like you to think about the last time something was “new” for you. Whether it was a minute, week, month, or year ago, I’d place bets you had some apprehension and self-doubt about trying that new thing. It likely scared you and pushed you outside of your comfort zone. The hype, adrenaline, and emotion you feel before, during, and after is real. And all while you’re doing said new thing, you’re experiencing personal growth and development.

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