A celebratory recap: seven “fan favorites”

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips April 12, 2021

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

The celebration of last week’s 300th Weekly-ish Tip continues. Here’s a recap of seven “fan favorites” over the years, determined by number of views and shares and other social media stuff that I’m glad I have others to help me understand.

Scan through the list and see which one(s) might be especially helpful for you right now:

A powerful combo to get unstuck: slack + support

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips April 5, 2021

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

This is my second tip in as many weeks, following a choppy cadence for a year, and I am 10 times more confident than I have been in months that a more consistent future lies ahead. Reflecting on what’s different, I’ve uncovered a combination of enablers that are worth sharing for anyone aiming to create any kind of personal change—including the kind of change required to walk the talk of trusted advisorship.

How to stay in touch without completely burning out

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips March 29, 2021

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

I got an email from a client-turned-colleague-now-also-friend not long ago. It was a spontaneous reach-out and she really nailed it in terms of balancing competing priorities, like how to stay in touch in a genuine and meaningful way without inflicting more video call fatigue—or just plain fatigue—on either of us.

I’ll call her “PJ.” Here’s what PJ wrote:

Please think twice before you ask this question

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips February 2, 2021

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

There’s a particular question that I have come to hate being asked, starting in about March of 2020. I resist it slightly less now, but only slightly. I’m sharing my further reflections on the matter, not because I like to divulge my idiosyncrasies on these pages (though there is that), or because these Weekly Tips are sometimes my public therapy journal (that, too), but because I think it really matters in terms of how we’re connecting with each other these days—or not.

Recap: The (new) 80/20 rule for virtual relationships

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips January 11, 2021

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

I’m just back from several weeks of staycation. I am refreshed. It’s a new year. Some things have changed. And yet lo and behold: our virtual working reality persists! Colleague Noelle Mykolenko and I did some thinking in late 2020 about how best to build trust under our collective circumstances. I’m thinking a recap that includes all the best practices we came up with would be helpful as everyone’s new normal continues.

Another important step towards *conscious* relationships

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips December 21, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

In June, I began a series of Weekly Tips dedicated to White corporate people like me to help us all better understand what’s required to build trust across racial differences. This one adds to my posts on White privilege and unconscious bias, and it’s the last of the big topics I’m going to address for a bit.

I have been needing these three reminders. Maybe you have, too?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips December 14, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

Note to readers: I appreciate your ongoing patience and understanding with the disruption to my weekly Tuesday cadence in the last few months. Signs are promising for a return to more regular publications very soon!

What a rollercoaster. And by that, I’m referring to last week. And last month. And 2020 as a whole. I’ve recently found myself needing a little extra help with managing the ups and downs, so I dug back into my missives from the last seven months and unearthed three reminders that quickly stood out. They’re all in the realm of “personal mastery,” which I’ve long said is the foundation of relationship mastery. I’m sharing them here in case they’re helpful to you, too.

The surprising barrier to learning and changing for the better

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips September 9, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

Note to readers: Given my commitment to be thoughtful and relevant with my current series of posts, combined with the general havoc that the pandemic has wreaked on life and work life, my weekly Tuesday cadence has been disrupted. I appreciate your patience and understanding.

I have written the last four tips specifically for corporate White people like me, reflecting both my personal passion and my professional mission to promote masterful work relationships that make space for all people’s spirits to come alive. I’ve been sharing what I am learning and believe are fundamental lessons on important topics like White privilege and implicit bias, along with my more traditional self-revelatory exposes, like the five trust lessons I learned from my own churn about this series, and now this one about a compelling force that recently almost stopped me from practicing what I preach.

A compelling way to reach new levels of relationship mastery

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips July 28, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

only the blind spot mirror in focus

Note to readers: Given my commitment to be thoughtful and relevant with the current series of posts, my weekly Tuesday cadence has been disrupted. I appreciate your patience and understanding.

Two tips ago was the first in this series that I’m writing specifically for corporate White people like me—a focus that reflects both my personal passion and my professional mission, as I’m seeing compelling connections between racial justice and the vast majority of nearly everything I’ve written on trusted advisorship. For one thing, if we want to have extraordinary work relationships, they must be conscious relationships. And for White professionals, I believe that means working on our own racial literacy.

Five trust lessons that I just found hidden in my internal churn

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly-ish tips July 2, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly-ish Tips series.

river eddy

I have three draft Weekly Tips in various stages of completion, and I have a lot of internal churn about all of them. This is unusual for me. I normally try not to overthink it, crank out a draft tip in 90 minutes or so, print and proof, and hit the “go” button with my team.


Contact us | Subscribe