As busy individuals, we often spend our days at work giving everything we’ve got to our colleagues and teams. Then, after-hours, we may invest more time in our work or give selflessly to our families. Over a prolonged period of time, this can leave us tired, resentful and/or cranky. As leaders, it may well be our responsibility to give; however, it is also our responsibility to receive. What I’m referring to is self-care and it doesn’t have to be extravagant. It can be a walk in the park, time to sit quietly and read, dinner alone or with someone you haven’t seen for some time or anything else that you do for pure enjoyment.Read More
On a recent run with my children, I was reminded of why I love running and why I encourage them to run. It has given me the best opportunity to understand what healthy competition is and pass those lessons on to my family. Running gives me the opportunity to exercise while I set goals for myself and “best” myself. It’s me competing against ME. (By the way, I am NOT and do not pretend or intend to be an elite runner.)Read More
We’ve all heard of “herd mentality” which is basically following the “in” crowd or most popular way of thinking, acting or responding to something. But, in so doing, can herd mentality hurt us?
As we set out on a new adventure in 2019, it’s important to remember that we are in control of how we act in, react to and create different situations for ourselves moving forward. This will also impact our happiness and our achievements.
Wow! It’s hard to believe that the summer months came and went so quickly. For many, who’ve been reviewing their goals and looking at what has been accomplishedRead More
As a business owner, leader or manager, a company’s goals may include growth, improved service or diversity in product offerings. No matter what the goals are, in the end, they all require individuals to achieve them. The motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, said “You don’t build a business – you build people – and then, people build your business.” The statement rings true and a few key points jump out at me when I reflect on this statement.Read More
We’ve all heard stories or even “googled” information about the company culture at Google, but walking through Googleplex on a recent trip to California with my son had me going “gaga” for Google. As a result, I felt inspired to share my personal experience.
Think about the words we usually start sentences with when we describe or introduce ourselves to someone else – “I AM”. On their own, these two little words may seem insignificant, but I’d argue that they are actually very powerful words in a language.Read More
“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.” - Roy E. Disney
Who can argue the success and impact that Disney has had on our lives and the lives of children worldwide?Read More
Have you ever had a great idea and then, instead of moving forward with it, just sat on it, mulling it over and over in your head? Well, you’re not alone! Most people have done the same and continue to do so.Read More