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5 Tips to Make Room for Career Growth

“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.” - Dee Hock, Founder and former CEO of Visa

The theme this month is clearing the path for mobility in your career.  I coach a number of mid-career professionals and the recurring theme as they work hard to move from …

How to Successfully Get Away from the Office During the Summer

When you own a business, time off can bring more stress than relaxation. Who will check your emails and answer the phones? Will your team be okay without you? What if you completely disconnect and someone needs to reach you? The list goes on and on. While tearing away from the office may be difficult, a 365-day work year isn’t …

The Remote Workforce Is Larger than Ever (and Why that’s a Good Thing)

It’s estimated that “regular telecommuters will total 4.9 million by 2016.” In addition to that, some “50 million U.S. employees hold jobs that are telework compatible, although only 2.9 million consider home their primary place of work (2.3 percent of the workforce).”

A fundamental change in the workplace such as this one can have a profound impact on the economy …

Why Generational Management is the Next Big Thing in Leadership

“One of the most important developments of the global leadership scene is the rise of Millennials, who will now obtain more leadership positions with high level responsibilities.” Aon Hewitt

Estimates predict infamously independent millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2030. Compare that to 2014’s percentage of only 36% and you’ll see a major shift happening in …

10 Reasons to Talk to References

You’ve done a great job of screening, interviewing, negotiating and courting your new hire.  You’ve done the background check and verified employment eligibility – everything is good, right?  Not so fast!  Did you talk to your new hire’s references?

At least twice a week I talk with executives who are shocked when I suggest that actually talking to references is a …

Hiring Smart

Hiring new employees can feel like a daunting task. You saw your business grow from the ground up, and choosing people to hand things off to is downright scary. It’s a lot like being a new parent trying to pick the right nanny or babysitter – you don’t want to leave your baby in the hands of just anyone. Thankfully, …

Nourishing the Mind, Body and Soul – Yoga and the Workplace

Over millennia of experimentation, India has produced the most incredible culture of combining the body, mind and soul through the practice of yoga.  Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit “Yug,”—a root shared by the English “yoke”—an infinitive meaning “to unite” or “bring together.”  Yoga is not mere exercise but a psychophysical practice aimed at healing the divisions that the stresses …

Creating a Healthy Work Environment

March is National Nutrition Month, and these next four weeks are dedicated to eating healthy and staying active. This got me thinking about the ways we can create not only a nutritious plate of food, but also a healthy workplace. Most of us recognize that there are different types of health, the most well-known being physical, emotional, and mental health. …

Love in the Workplace

We’re getting ready to close the book on February, a month in which we focus on love in all of its glory.  An environment with love is one in which its inhabitants can thrive and doesn't have to have just one season of focus. How can you create such an environment? These are my tips of love:

  1. Offer positive feedback more …

3 Ways to Keep Holiday Cheer In the Office All Year

The time of year following the holidays is ideal for reinvigoration, new beginnings and continued joy. After the most spirited time of the year, there can often be a bit of a slump in cheeriness levels, since the holidays are such happy seasons.

Fortunately, there are ways to keep cheer around your business all year. You have the power to do …