Category Monthly Series

Emotional Intelligence – Its Importance in the Workplace and Strategies for Improvement

  Every organization is “in business” to achieve its goals. These goals differ depending on the private, public, or non-profit nature of the organization, and success in achieving the goals is influenced by both external and internal factors. The biggest factor over which the organization has control is the performance of its employees – and […]

Whew! Is it almost April already?!

Hello friends and readers, We have been absent from the blogosphere as we’ve had an exciting couple of months of client delivery and conference presenting! We’ve launched five Leadership Development Programs, with a combined total of 170 participants, within the past 3 months. We are proud to say that the Lumin team is delivering customized […]

Intentionality – From One of Lumin’s Partners, Megan Brogger

Intentional literally means, “done deliberately”.   In preparation for the last post of the month, I had the most time of all the Luminaries to consider what to write about.  I was actually able to deliberate, to observe my behaviors and patterns, and to consider the contexts in which I am more or less effective being […]

Intentionality – From our Director of Assessment Services, Chelsea Berryman

Around this time, everyone is thinking about New Year’s resolutions, which is really a way of being intentional about how you are going to behave or what you want to accomplish as you enter the New Year.  However, like many others, I find myself forgetting about these resolutions by mid-February, slipping back into a comfortable […]

Intentionality – From our Director of Operations, Amy Feist

Being intentional is a skill, and, like any skill, if you want to develop it, you need to practice.  It is so easy to fall into a routine, whether it’s productive or not.  One needs to be intentional in reviewing: “Is this actually helpful and am I doing this for a reason that will help […]

Our Last Post of the Year!

Per our intro post on Illuminations this month, we were going to talk about some of our challenges and successes as a service provider to the government during the shutdown and sequestration, but rather than dwelling on the challenges of the year, we decided to look forward to re-energizing during how to spend the holiday break instead!  We […]

Spreading the Word About Mentoring in 2013

Throughout the month, we are reflecting back on 2013 – its accomplishments, successes, and yes — even challenges! One topic on the top of our research and client delivery lists this year was Mentoring Programs. Just to recap a previous blog post about Mentoring Programs (and why we are so interested in helping organizations design, […]

Reflecting on 2013

This month on Illuminations, as we reach the end of 2013, we want to look back and reflect on this year in Lumin.  It has been a wonderful year.  We have been very fortunate and we are looking forward to an even better 2014. We came together in March of this year to really pursue […]

Lumin’s Approach to Team Building

As discussed earlier this month, we believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to team-building. Instead, we use a standard system to ensure that we are thorough and systematic. The following are the usual steps in our team-building process: Involve key stakeholders and people with knowledge of the team (e.g., supervisors, organization leaders, decision-makers, etc.) […]

The Development Needs of Your Team

This month in Illuminations we’ve been talking about team development – models, approaches, and things to consider when actively engaging in building a team. Curious to see where you should be spending your energy? Complete our free, no obligation, team needs assessment and we’ll send you your results! Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LuminTeamNeedsAssessment