I read this article over the weekend and while at first, I thought it wouldn’t offer anything I didn’t already know, I ended up being challenged by some of the ideas. For instance, currently I have lots of small projects that are distracting from the bigger items I need creative time to delve into. My…Keep reading
If you’ve already taken your vacation, but still find yourself stressed this summer – try this one thing that combines triple stress-reducing techniques – walking outside with a friend! Read more from WSJ here. This Talking Tuesday is recommended by: Michelle CicotteKeep reading
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.Keep reading
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 most…Keep reading
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 that…Keep reading
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 to…Keep reading
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 KahnKeep reading
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you don’t have a strategy at work. And over the years, I’ve really enjoyed learning new ways to make my workday easier. When I came across this article, I HAD to share it! https://www.themuse.com/advice/31-genius-tips-for-making-your-workday-easier My Top 5 were: Start With the Most Difficult Task Stop Multitasking Remove Something From…Keep reading
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? Is…Keep reading
With the numbers rising again and a return to masking up for the Delta variant – it may seem like you’re on a never-ending rollercoaster. Coronavirus is still around. Here’s a quick reminder on how to manage anxiety right now and to remind yourself of what you can control and how to reduce stress. While…Keep reading
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 for…Keep reading
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 would…Keep reading
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.…Keep reading
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,…Keep reading
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 between…Keep reading
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 know…Keep reading
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 more…Keep reading
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 realize…Keep reading
While it is still January, some may still be reflecting on New Year’s Resolutions. I found the attached article interesting and love the rock, pebbles, and sand analysis. Enjoy and take care! Rethinking Resolutions — Prioritizing for the New Year | Purpose in Leadership This Talking Tuesday is recommended by: Sherie RussellKeep reading
“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 recommended…Keep reading
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 –…Keep reading
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 her…Keep reading
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, go…Keep reading
“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 and…Keep reading
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 these…Keep reading
We are almost at the end of Q1, and after finally reaching the end of a tumultuous and dare I say “unprecedented year” there was a lot of hope for the New Year. The last couple of months however, have been far from ideal and nothing like a “new beginning” we were all praying for.…Keep reading
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