The Five Best Soft Skills

The Five Best Soft Skills

We often focus on hard skills, specific job skills that we execute on a daily basis. They’re easy to talk about. Hard skills, such as bookkeeping, are measurable and concrete. You can understand them, but there is far more to your professional skill set than these. Soft skills, the skills that have more to do […]

Getting In the Habit

Getting In the Habit

Your habits can often be the key to success or failure in your endeavors. Good habits drive us forward, make us more productive, and equip us on our journeys through life. Likewise, bad habits can drag us down, hurt our health and productivity, leaving us lacking and stressed as we travel down our chosen path. […]

3 Books for A New You

3 Books for A New You

A new year has begun and we are all out and about, working on those resolutions to make ourselves better in whatever way we wish. Maybe we are looking to be more successful, start a new business, or improve our personal health. Whatever the change we are seeking to make, it’s often a longer process […]

Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

It’s cold outside, the weather isn’t wonderful, skies are often gray and our moods seem to follow suit. The winter blues are something we all struggle with in one form or another. Whether it’s stress from the holidays, loneliness, pressure at work, or a lull in activity, there are so many things that can make […]

Surviving the Holiday Countdown

Surviving the Holiday Countdown

Can you feel that? Of course, you can. It’s the time of year when everyone in the office can feel every little tick of the second hand, every single passing day on the calendar. It’s easy to be distracted. You have a million things to think about, festivities, gifts, all of that food, but you […]

Holiday Leave Survival Guide

Holiday Leave Survival Guide

It’s time to take that holiday leave. Whether just a couple of days over Thanksgiving or a couple of weeks for time with extended family, holiday leave is both an incredible blessing and a source of stress for many. One study by the American Psychological Association found that 38% of people feel a serious increase in […]

Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

There is ample research on the topic of gratitude in the workplace and how it will transform your organization. In fact, a 2012 study from the American Psychological Association found that over half of all workers leave one job to search for another because they felt unappreciated or undervalued. Facts like this just confirm the […]

How to Kick the Smartphone Habit

How to Kick the Smartphone Habit

Chances are, somewhere on your person, is a smartphone. They’re everywhere, making our lives more convenient, but also having negative impacts on our attention span, sleep/wake cycles, relationships, work, and many other areas of our lives. Data from the Pew Research Center shows that 77% of Americans own smartphones. Screen time data suggest that the […]

How to Make Meetings Not Suck

How to Make Meetings Not Suck

Can we all be honest about one thing? We hate meetings. The typical meeting is too long and covers the information we’ve already heard. On top of that, we have far too many of them. There are an estimated 11 million meetings per day in the United States, with the average person attending 62 per […]

Three Great Books for Your Growth

Three Great Books for Your Growth

Look at any of the most successful people in any field, and you’ll find they have a few things in common. One of the biggest things they share is the habit of lifelong learning. They are constantly consuming new information, learning, and adapting to the world around them. It’s no secret why. This type of […]