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  • Four Tips to Keep Gratitude Top of Mind

    Four Tips to Keep Gratitude Top of Mind

    I recently spoke with a friend who lives in Texas. The catastrophic snow storm left his family without power or running water for several days. Oddly, he did not complain about how miserable his situation was. Instead, he told me all of the new and fun things he was doing with his kids to make the most out of his situation. He was so filled with gratitude that it made me pause.

    Later that night I was scrolling … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Blog

  • Be Kind, Be Cool, Be Courageous

    Be Kind, Be Cool, Be Courageous

    Do people see you as you see yourself? If so, is that a positive reflection? Are you kind to those you deal with throughout your day? The point of these questions is that kindness is a choice. If you practice it, your path likely will be smoother and people will see you in a good light.

    They may think you are cool or courageous, or simply nice. Any, or all, of these attributes support a good reputation. I think … Read More

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  • Destroy Apathy

    Destroy Apathy

    I heard someone being interviewed and they mentioned a goal to destroy apathy. Given that apathy is the lack of motivation, this makes sense. It can seem pervasive at times with your children, younger employees and others. You know you have felt it too. I heard this statement and thought “that’s right, we need to destroy apathy” and show people the steps to success.

    Many people look at success … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

    Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

    Comfort is a killer of creativity and improvement. When you’re comfortable, there is a feeling you can coast, doing the same old, same old, and it causes many people to stagnate personally or professionally. That doesn’t mean they won’t be happy or maintain their position and role, but they will be stuck under a false glass ceiling they created.

    When you come up with ideas and try new things you … Read More

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  • The “I forgot to post earlier this week” Blog Post and the Lesson I Learned

    The “I forgot to post earlier this week” Blog Post and the Lesson I Learned

    It’s Friday. I like to post new blog posts in the middle of the week when readers are likely ready for a short break from the work in front of them. We all are too focused and busy on Mondays, and by Friday, we are trying to get things done before people shut down for the weekend.

    I missed that window this week. I could list the reasons this happened, but, if I’m honest with myself, I could have found … Read More

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  • Riding in the Bus or Driving the Bus?

    Riding in the Bus or Driving the Bus?

    As 2020 closed, most people said “good riddance.” It was a year that few of us want to repeat. We had less control over many aspects of our lives, most of us faced paradigm shifts in how we worked, there were massive losses, and our social interactions were altered dramatically. It felt like we were riding in a bus without much control of where we were going and when we would arrive at our - or any - … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Blog

  • Unity in Diversity

    Unity in Diversity

    Unity in diversity is an old saying, which is true in many contexts. In the workplace, diversity makes for a better and stronger workforce. It means more than tolerance of differences. It is the recognition and understanding that differences provide ideas, create connections, and enrich the human connection.

    Diversity is broad and includes more differences than most people think of. Of course, it includes … Read More

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  • Employers Allowed to Voluntarily Provide Leave Under the FFCRA

    Employers Allowed to Voluntarily Provide Leave Under the FFCRA

    As we should now be aware, the FFCRA ended on December 31, 2020. To date, there have not been any laws passed to replace its provisions despite a continued spike in pandemic numbers. While it’s likely a matter of time until we see something new, the Department of Labor recently made a clarification as to FFCRA leave pay in the 2021.

    As part of its ongoing Q&A guidance (see question 104), the DOL points … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • The Grey Line Between Work and Home

    The Grey Line Between Work and Home

    If you’re working remotely, you know the line between work and home has become more blurred and, in some cases, no longer exists. When your home is your office, you are always at work. This is more than just checking email on your phone before going to bed (you know you do this!).

    So, what can you do to try and have some separation? The answer depends on you, but there are options. Every option requires … Read More

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  • Ideas

    Ideas

    One spark can become a blazing fire. Think about that. It means every idea starts the same way: it comes into your head and you choose to act on it or not. This is why many people keep a pen and paper near their bedside in case an important spark of an idea comes to them in the middle of the night. Others may allow sparks to turn into an ember that will go out before the light of day.

    One thought can start a … Read More

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