Talking Tuesdays

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 for…

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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 would…

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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.…

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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,…

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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 between…

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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 know…

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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 more…

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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 realize…

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Rethinking Resolutions – Prioritizing for the New Year

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 Russell

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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 recommended…

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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 –…

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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 her…

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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, go…

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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 and…

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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 these…

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On Grief Leadership

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.…

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We feature Talking Tuesdays each monthly with a new insightful post for you to engage with us (or others)! Talking Tuesday’s are designed as an opportunity for you to spend 10 minutes of quality and undisturbed time learning tips and tools to improve your work life and home life.

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