The Happiness Advantage: Reversing the Formula for Success and Happiness

Happiness and success go hand in hand. Many of us have been instilled with the idea that success breeds happiness, and the more goals we achieve, the happier we will become.

July 8th, 2020|

Measuring Productivity: Goodbye Hours, Hello Results

For years, a productive work week has been defined by clocking eight hours a day, five days a week, to reach the magical 40 hours. When the clock strikes five o’clock, you’re golden-- go home! You’ve done your job!

May 13th, 2020|

Conferences: Another Way to Invest in Your Employees

A famous quote by Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, Ltd., has been used to inspire and teach people how to lead. The quote is, “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”

February 19th, 2020|

Here’s What to Expect When You Add Meditation to Your Leadership Practice

If you’re anything like the rest of working America, your days are busy. Your to-do lists are packed. Sometimes there’s just not enough hours in the day. You’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed out.

January 9th, 2020|

You’ll Need These Life Skills

Some of the best qualities people possess are ones that are never formally taught. They’re probably not listed as requirements on a job application, and employers likely won’t assess progress of such skills.

November 13th, 2019|

The “W” That Matters Most: Identifying Your Why

Leadership theories have evolved over time, with new ones being introduced and old ones being discredited or built upon everyday. More recently, there’s been a lot of talk about the influence that purpose has in leadership. Apparently—it’s a lot.

October 16th, 2019|

Amygdala Hijack: What It Is and How Emotional Intelligence Can Save You

We like to think that we are in control of our emotions. In some instances, we are. And some people have a tighter grip on their emotional steering wheel than others. But no matter who we are or the situation we're in—our emotions do have the power to control us.

October 9th, 2019|

Diversity is Cool. But Let’s Talk About Inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion. The two are typically seen together as a phrase with a merged, overall meaning. The words blend together as we create strategies to include them in our workplace. However, not recognizing their differences and individual power may just be the very reason they fail.

September 18th, 2019|

6 Words and Phrases to Erase from Your Workplace Vocabulary

A large part of being a leader comes down to your verbal communication skills. The words and phrases you say hold value, and people around you will remember the impact of your words – positive or negative. Your rhetoric reflects who you are as a person and a worker.

September 11th, 2019|

Your Long-Term Behavioral Goals Aren’t Getting Accomplished. Here’s Why:

How many times have we set behavioral goals that we’ve eventually lost interest or motivation in? Habits we want to break or create, but just can’t get them to stick? Our behavioral goal may have been unrealistic, nebulous, too long-term, or plenty of other reasons that doomed it to end in failure. While creating goals can be a fun and inspiring task, actually following through with them is a whole different story.

September 4th, 2019|

Implementing Workplace Diversity: Here’s How

Company culture is everything. When you go into work each day, you want to feel that you’re safe and comfortable in your environment. The more welcome you feel, the higher chance you have of succeeding with your professional relationships and responsibilities.

May 29th, 2019|

Business Is Not All Business: Emotional Intelligence Belongs in the Workplace

Business is business - cut and dry, black and white, serious, productive, professional, and of course - stripped of any emotion.

April 17th, 2019|

Bosses: Are You Too Nice?

Over the last couple of decades, there has been a huge wave in professional spaces to make the atmosphere and relationships a lot more “human.” It’s not frowned upon to make personal friends with your colleagues, dress codes have become more lax, and rituals such as fixed hours or annual reviews seem to be less and less common.

April 10th, 2019|

Navigating Your Career: Entering a New Workplace

Have you ever sat at your desk one morning, only to realize that your current career path isn’t the one for you? Whether you’ve been working in the industry for decades or are a young professional, a career change can present several challenges, but can also reap many rewards.

March 13th, 2019|

Breaking Down the Stereotypes of Millennials

When you hear the word “millennial” in the workplace, you might meet the term with an eye-roll or a grunt. Negative stereotypes seep into your brain as you consider this generation, those born between 1981 and 1996, to be all but beneficial to our workforce.

March 6th, 2019|

Promoting Curiosity in the Workplace

Imagine you are back in your fifth grade classroom. Mrs. Smith is at the front of the room scribbling words on the chalkboard. She turns to the class and starts to facilitate a brainstorm for a class-wide project. One by one, the hands of your classmates delicately rise, and ideas are delivered with slight hesitation.

February 27th, 2019|

Boredom in the Workplace Part 2: Liberation

As an employee or as a boss, boredom in the workplace can be damaging to all. Bosses certainly don’t want bored employees, as this leads to unfavorable outcomes such as sloppy work and unmotivated spirits.

February 20th, 2019|

Boredom in the Workplace Part 1: Causes and Effects

We all lead hectic lives and look forward to quiet moments and down time, right? We lust for the end of the workday when we can mindlessly sit on the couch, or for the coming weekend when we can relax, or our next vacation when we take a mental break.

February 13th, 2019|

New Faces in the Workplace: How to Communicate with the Incoming Generation

The iGeneration, those born in the late twentieth century, are slowly swarming the workplace. As more and more from this generation finish school and begin careers, you may find yourself feeling outnumbered by the young minds that surround you.

January 30th, 2019|

You Are Now Just Barely Who You Said You Were! Defining Yourself After a Career of Full-Time Employment

You are now just barely who you said you were! I know that is a provocative way to get your attention, but sit back and let me tell you a story that I hope will substantiate that admittedly provocative punch line.

January 16th, 2019|

With Years of Experience Comes a Larger Responsibility in the Workplace

For the majority of my life, my mid-fifties mother has spent most of her career working for the same company. Having said that, she has seen colleagues of all ages come and go, either to transfer their abilities to a new workspace or to jet off into the supposed splendor of retirement.

January 9th, 2019|

Do You Have the Skills for Wealth, Health, and Success?

A recent article discussed five life skills that are essential for wealth, health, and success during your life. Research from the University College London uncovered that mastering emotional stability, determination, control, optimism, and conscientiousness will help your overall well-being as you age.

January 2nd, 2019|

Re-Humanizing The Workplace

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