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A message regarding Covid-19 and Tero International from Tero's President, Rowena Crosbie.

Click here to read Tero's Update.

Scroll down to find free professional development resources to gain Confidence in Crisis. 



What to do next?

Tero International Learning Specialist Liz Cooney, is available to help you reschedule or answer your questions. Feel free to reach out to her to do so. You can email her at or by phone (515) 221-2318 (ext. 205)

Contact Liz Cooney, Tero International Learning Specialist

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Discover the truth behind multitasking.

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Phone Versus Email Communication

Remember, tone is difficult to "read" in an email. It can cause miscommunication. When in doubt, choose another form of communication. Continue Reading...

This Prioritization Method Will Massively Increase Efficiency

Who wouldn't want to increase efficiency? Find out by watching this Tero Tip how exactly you can do that.

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A Silver Lining to Working Remotely

by Liz Cooney, Learning Specialist

For anyone who is new to working at home, the transition may be confusing, frustrating, and a sigh of relief all in one. Without time to prepare for this change, many of us now find ourselves staring at computer screens attempting to focus on our inboxes amidst kids, pets, partners, roommates, or on the contrary, overwhelming silence and isolation. Depending on your personality and your line of work, the change of scenery could be a welcome shift compared to your typical routine. Maybe you are more productive from home without interruptions, meetings, and distractions. For others, the challenges accompanying working from home could cause a lack of motivation and a decrease in productivity. CONTINUE READING...


Chapter 58


Enjoy chapter 58 of Your Invisible Toolbox.

I hope you enjoy this chapter, and please share with us your thoughts or a small act of kindness you've recently done. 

Rowena Crosbie Tero International, President


Pop quiz

What is Your Procrastination Pattern?

Take this Quiz to Find Out!


Working at home can be as challenging as working in the office if there are things we procrastinate on. What is your procrastination pattern? Knowing your pattern might help you troubleshoot any tendencies to procrastinate. Take our quiz to find out.

There are four procrastination patterns.  We’re going to present four statements to you.  To figure out where you are most likely to procrastinate, see which of these statements you most identify with.

  1. I am often guilty of thinking I’ll relax after I finish a project. 
  2. I know there is a need for introspective thinking time but I put it off for another day.
  3. I invent reasons or look for excuses for not having a difficult conversation.
  4. I delay making a decision until I gather all the information.

Quiz: Let’s reveal your procrastination pattern.

If you chose (a) I am often guilty of thinking I’ll relax after I finish a project, you may procrastinate when it comes to fun, leisure and relaxation.  Since there are an endless number of projects, relaxation time seldom comes for you.

If you chose (b) I know there is a need for introspective thinking time but I put it off for another day, you may procrastinate when it comes to quiet, reflective thinking time.  You may be measuring success by activity rather than accomplishment.

If you chose (c) I invent reasons or look for excuses for not having a difficult conversation, you may procrastinate when it comes to interpersonal conflict. You may avoid interactions that are potentially negative or beat around the bush in some conversations.

If you chose (d) I delay making a decision until I gather all the information, you may procrastinate when it comes to decision-making.  Since there is always more to know and more data to analyze, you may put off decision-making activities.

Did you identify with more than one of the statements?  By becoming conscious to your procrastination patterns, you can catch yourself when you fall into common traps and choose different behaviors. 

Silver Lining Feel Good Moments


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Support Local While at Home

Catch Des Moines and the DSM Partnership launch the DSM Challenge to support your local businesses during this time. Join Tero as we take the challenge to support our favorite local spots while working from home at this time.

Make sure you share with us and on your social channels how you're supporting local and use the hashtag #DSMlocalchallenge and #DSMstrong.


Learn more by visiting the Catch Des Moines website here.

Ask Tero

Life and work are little crazy right now. And Tero is trying to put together resources for you during this time. Please share what you would like to  know more about to help you as professional while you're working from home, social distancing in the office and having to find new ways to run your business.


What issues are you dealing with as an individual or leader while managing covid-19? Are there professional resources you are needing at this time to continue your professional development? What tips would you like to know about working from home? Let us know!

Ask Your Questions

Tero Kidz Zone

Parents and Guardians,

We understand that with schools being closed and many of you having to work from home. Kids shouldn't be missing the opportunity to learn and grow, just like you as parents shouldn't miss the opportunity to learn and grow as professionals. Much of what Tero teaches is also critical for young kids and teenagers to learn as well. We've developed an area on our website full of resources for kids to learn and grow from while at home the next few weeks. 

Visit Kidz Zone

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Missed a Day of Development?

Catch up on the archived days, to make sure your professional development doesn't suffer while social distancing!


March 19, 2020 Resources

March 20, 2020 Resources

March 21, 2020 Resources

March 22, 2020 Resources

March 23, 2020 Resources

March 24, 2020 Resources

March 25, 2020 Resources