Remote Team Celebrations

“Whether you are working in a socially-distanced office or hiding from the webcam in your bed (hand raised), you may find yourself challenged to come up with ways to safely engage teams during this holiday season. The article below provides a few unique ideas to help!” … Read more here. This Talking Tuesday is recommendedContinue reading “Remote Team Celebrations”

Those that Lead, Speak. And Write. The Role of Content Marketing

From Aecumen, LLC, written by Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM For the past several years, “content marketing” has been the buzzword in the business world. We’ve all been told about the importance of blogs, ebooks, white papers, vlogs (video blogs), and more.  And we’ve seen how some of the leading firms in our industry –Continue reading “Those that Lead, Speak. And Write. The Role of Content Marketing”

Denzel Washington’s Life Advice – FALL FORWARD

My younger son graduated with an Associates degree over the weekend. Being a “virtual” commencement ceremony, we all gathered in the living room to watch the encouraging words of the school president and the keynote speaker. The health crisis has grounded my mother-in-law in Australia until travel restrictions are lifted. But that didn’t stop herContinue reading “Denzel Washington’s Life Advice – FALL FORWARD”

Upping the Ante

During EDS18 in Salt Lake City, the pre-conference training was by Katherine Belt. She is a wonderful communication coach. Weekly, she offers a Monday Morning Stretch article usually of personal reflection and guidance. This week’s article, Upping the Ante, spoke to me and I wanted to share it with you. If you are interested, goContinue reading “Upping the Ante”

Our Offices Will Never Be the Same

“It’s hard to imagine now—as most of us are reading this in quarantine, with our feet propped on Costco boxes of spaghetti noodles—but we will one day have to go back to our offices. COVID-19 won’t be eradicated, and not everyone will be immune. But we’ll still be expected to sit at a desk andContinue reading “Our Offices Will Never Be the Same”

When to Give Yourself a Break

There are currently about 66 million plus articles out right now (really, google for yourself) telling you how to be productive working from home right now. With the extra “free time” you have right now you might be exercising more, picking up new hobbies, investing in learning online and getting more work done! While theseContinue reading “When to Give Yourself a Break”

Shopping During COVID-19: Consumerism Persists

The past few weeks as buyers have been scooping up toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, or the panic buy of the week there have been other purchases that have helped sustain some of our markets- mainly food delivery, and online shopping. And while it might be easy right now to just click away the boredom –Continue reading “Shopping During COVID-19: Consumerism Persists”

Learning, Connecting, Sharing

In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, many companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with an unusual challenge: working from home for the first time, full-time. The tips in this article will help you make sure that you’re successful, both at getting your work doneContinue reading “Learning, Connecting, Sharing”

How to Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, andContinue reading “How to Make Stress Your Friend”

What Do You Do?

What do you do? You’re at an event for young professionals, meeting your spouse’s friends or colleagues for the first time, or meeting a new friend for coffee. It’s one of the most common small talk questions asked (in the United States anyway) and one I used to avoid. The word “assistant” tends to putContinue reading “What Do You Do?”