Training – Southwest Exchange

Southwest Exchange is a conference serving to connect Junior Leagues, provide trainings, empower members and address the future of our league. In 2016 we sent representatives to Long Beach, CA to participate. [Click title to read full story.]

The Balance Beam

Life is like a balance beam. Sometimes we try to carry too much over confident that “we’ve got this.” Other people can see all we carry and wonder why we don’t release the load to find balance. Balance requires a step back to evaluate, look ahead, look behind, and be grateful for where we stand and where we are going. [Click the article title to read more.]

Maybe it is Not About “Balance” Afterall

I’m not sure if there’s a more talked about business catch-phrase than “work-life balance”. Millennials say they demand it, HR claims the company offers it, yet most of us feel like it’s never going to happen. We read countless books and blogs about how we can re-prioritize, better manage our time, or learn to …[Click article title to read more.]

Loving-Kindness Meditation

Have you had a week where you could not get on the same page as someone? Your partner, a co-worker, a mom in your support group, your boss, your neighbor – you just could not agree and for some reason felt so frustrated you just didn’t know what to do. [Click article title to read more]

Organizing Your Office

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to get back to reality! For some of us that means getting ourselves and our kids back to school, and for others it means wrapping our heads around fall approaching and work taking off. This got me thinking, wouldn’t it be nice to get organized before I run out of time to do so? [Click article title to read more]

10 Things to Make Your Day Better

We’ve all had those days. Your alarm doesn’t go off, the shirt you were going to wear is dirty, traffic is worse than usual and you start dwelling on all the bad things going on. Suddenly a bad morning turns into a bad mood that just won’t go away. These 10 things are just a start to the many things you can do to feel better. [Click title to read entire post…]

Books Over Brunch: Primal Leadership

The featured book for our third Books Over Brunch is “Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence”, by authors Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what emotional intelligence is, how emotionally intelligent leaders inspire others, and reflective strategies for becoming a resonant leader [Click title to read full post…]

The Art of Reflection

How many times have you been asked the question, “what did you learn from X?” That X could be community service, a Junior League leadership role, a work conference, or a home improvement project you completed. We know we learned something… but how do we explain it? According to educational theorist David Kolb, learning from our experiences is a four-stage cycle. [Click title to read full post…]

Down With the Sickness

Arizona currently leads the nation in the number of influenza-like cases being reported. With this being a vicious flu season, I thought it would do us all good to think about ways to boost the immune system. This post shares some easy things to remember to help keep our bodies healthy! [Click title to read full post…]

Training Wherever, Whenever

If you find that your schedule makes it tough to attend in-person trainings like JLTU and Books Over Brunch, you might find that AJLI’s webinars are a flexible and effective option! [Click title to read entire post…]