Keeping Your Cool (When It’s Hot)

It’s hotter than hot out and I personally think it’s making people (including myself) a little less patient… here’s some tips that may help! https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-be-patient-37088603 This Talking Tuesday is recommended by: Sarah Hoyle, LEED Green Assoc.

Say no to Burnout

When we say “yes” to everything, it’s easy to lose sight of what we need and deserve.  It can also leave us depleted because we simply are not able to do it all.  Setting boundaries with other people and learning how to say “no” frees up space to focus on the tasks that are mostContinue reading “Say no to Burnout”

The 4-Day Workweek?

I came across this news article about London testing out a 4-day workweek. “After the pandemic, people want a work-life balance” is what Joe Ryle, the campaign director of London’s new campaign, said in an interview. It sounds like a healthy idea to shorten the work week, on the other hand, for the workers thatContinue reading “The 4-Day Workweek?”

The ‘Cult’ of Overworking

My husband relayed a story to me about a recent call he was on in which some fellow colleagues were talking about (humblebragging about) how they had stayed up until 2am to work on the current project and then woken up at 4am.

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”

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”

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”

Cross-Team Meetings Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time

Working across silos is fraught with challenges, especially when it comes to meetings. Turf wars, internal politics, and lack of focus all interfere with a productive conversation, leading to wasted time and frustration. Fortunately, there are ways to solve problems faster, reduce repetition, and be more productive through a technique called claiming… Read on for moreContinue reading “Cross-Team Meetings Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time”

7 Reasons Why Traditions Are So Important

Reflecting on our Presidential Inauguration, the topic of traditions came to mind. Many of us during our conversion to a virtual world were wondering how to keep up with company (and even our family) traditions over the holiday and other special events. We often have discussions on company culture as well. It makes me realizeContinue reading “7 Reasons Why Traditions Are So Important”