About the Author:

Tracy Faleide

Tracy Faleide gained 20 years of experience in communications, project, and team management, planning, and results-based execution by holding several team and strategy leadership roles at Great Plains Software and Microsoft. She is a writer and coach, helping clients tell their stories, establish confidence of purpose, and see things differently. Tracy has a B.S. degree in public relations from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

My Articles:

Don’t Think, Just Write. Then Act.

By Tracy Faleide

This Throwback Thursday article is from the Summer 2014 issue of The Partner Channel Magazine. Catch the most current issue for more great sales, marketing, and leadership tips!

Remember sniglets? (They’re neologisms or newly-coined terms on their way to being accepted into mainstream language. They were all the rage in the late ’80s.) I think there should be a sniglet for the time between feeling something isn’t right, to taking action. Hmmmm. What could we call that?

  • Denialation (denial + duration)
  • Worsera (worse + era)
  • Hinderquarter (self-evident)

No matter what you call it, we all have been negatively impacted by the space between suspecting and correcting. Since we know how painful these timespans can be for everyone involved, why don’t we do something about it?

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Is the Best Meeting a Cancelled Meeting?

By Tracy Faleide

One of the best clicks I ever get to make is on the “remove from calendar” button in a cancelled meeting notice. Clearing unnecessary meetings from my calendar fills my heart with joy and makes my feet want to skip through meadows full of wildflowers and butterflies. I know I am not alone in this.

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Tired of Surprises? Switch from Reactive to Proactive Mode

By Tracy Faleide

It’s been a year full of surprises. The global financial crisis is the first one that comes to mind; your bill at the end of a quick trip through the grocery store is another. With a few exceptions – like finding a wadded up 20-dollar bill in your pants pocket or getting an unexpected tax rebate – we’ve become accustomed to surprises that are mostly bad in nature. Not only does this sap our energy, but it also eats away at one of our best characteristics as a nation: optimism. I say it’s time to fight back by once again turning seemingly insurmountable odds to our favor. As I see it, the easiest way to do this is to take charge by getting out of reactive mode and moving to proactive mode. Read more »


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