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?”

Start With Why

Simon Sinek is the author of multiple best selling books, some of which have been recommended in a past Talking Tuesday. I wanted to share a little about one of my favorites, Start With Why. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable thanContinue reading “Start With Why”

Overthinking Mistakes

Do you ever find yourself endlessly mentally replaying situations in which you wish you’d performed differently? You wish you hadn’t said that dumb thing. You wish you’d volunteered for that project that’s now winning accolades. You wish you’d spoken up. You wish you hadn’t dropped the ball with that potential client. I find myself doingContinue reading “Overthinking Mistakes”

Patty McCord – Ted Talk

Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out theContinue reading “Patty McCord – Ted Talk”

Brené All Day…

I’ve recently done a deep dive into the work of Brené Brown. Brené is a researcher, author and speaker who teaches about whole heartedly daring to live authentically and vulnerably. While that summation might sound a little “new-age”, she applies the tenets of her philosophy quite pragmatically. Her most recent book, Dare to Lead, isContinue reading “Brené All Day…”