Benefits of a Break

This Talking Tuesday stems from my recent leave of absence from work. This leave ended up being a sort of reset button. I had to take some time off from work for what is likely one of the most challenging personal events of my life –and I should have done it sooner.

Tyranny of the Urgent

This Talking Tuesday stems from my need to hit the pause and reset button. I found last year that while working from home, life dropped to a slower pace, I made more time for myself (selfcare) and even made the conscious choice to invest in career development – to tell myself it was ok toContinue reading “Tyranny of the Urgent”

Creating a Better Work Environment

Happy people make happy results for your company! Here are some great ways in creating a better work environment for your employees.   https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7932-create-better-work-environment.html This Talking Tuesday is recommended by: Laurie Kahn

8 Secrets to Success

This has been an oldie, but goodie for me; What are the 8 secrets to Success?  Spare three minutes of your time to check out Richard St. John as he quickly goes through each secret that will lead you one day onto your own path of success.   8 Secrets to SuccessWhy do people succeed? IsContinue reading “8 Secrets to Success”

How to Avoid Ageism

Age discrimination is alive and well. I hear about it often; I find myself pushing the limits of how our owners feel about interviewing and hiring more seasoned employees. In small professional groups, I may hear things like; they are worn out, this business is hard on people, or they want too much money forContinue reading “How to Avoid Ageism”

Hosting Successful Roundtables

When planned and hosted correctly, round table discussions are my favorite way to share and obtain information with associates. It is personal, everyone has a chance to chime in, and they have the potential to be very informative. I found an interesting article on how to plan and host successful roundtables. I thought it wouldContinue reading “Hosting Successful Roundtables”

Career Development: How to Take Ownership

Follow these ten practical strategies to proactively manage your career development and reap the benefits. Written By Raju Venkataraman, FCMA, CGMA Before the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, a LinkedIn survey of a few thousand US workers in May 2018 revealed that “career sleepwalking” had become widespread, especially amongst younger Gen Xers and older Millennials,Continue reading “Career Development: How to Take Ownership”

Keep Moving Forward

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I wrote the attached article right about a year ago.  However, I feel it is just as relevant today, and maybe even more for some of us.   With ever-changing working environments, now more than ever, it is imperative we keep moving forward, remain positive, and understand the value we all bring to our firms.Continue reading “Keep Moving Forward”

Work-Life, Home-Life Integration

We are now in a position to pursue work-life balance now more than ever. Having a healthy balance of ample personal time and productive work time is not a myth. You may have to re-train your brain that work is a part of life. Think of it as “work-life, home-life integration”. It’s the integration betweenContinue reading “Work-Life, Home-Life Integration”

How to Grow Your Grit

I recently learned about the passing of my company’s founder, Art Gensler. The stories I heard from colleagues showed how passionate he was about the industry and about people. A fellow administrator on the West Coast told me he would make a point at large company social events to sit with and get to knowContinue reading “How to Grow Your Grit”