Timing is Everything

I just received an e-blast from a major New York steakhouse with the subject line, “Need a drink?” Um, it’s 10:00 a.m., so the answer to that questions is “no.”  Obviously the steakhouse is advertising a new cocktail promotion but at this hour of the morning, people are still on their first or second cup … More Timing is Everything

It’s Time for March Madness

Came across this Bloomberg article today about March Madness fueling employees’ productivity: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/ncaa-tournament-2017-march-madness-can-make-you-more-productive I tend to agree. If employees bond over office pools and brackets’ success, why should companies cry “foul” if their staff take a timeout to enjoy the madness? Camaraderie is a known morale and productivity-booster, so if participating in the annual pool … More It’s Time for March Madness

Leadership Lessons from NLDS Champions New York Mets

It takes more than great pitching to make a successful team, and the New York Mets are proof of that. Manager Terry Collins and Team Captain David Wright provide exemplary leadership while different heroes emerge every week (case in point, second baseman Daniel Murphy who’s homered in four consecutive playoff games). Murphy’s fist pumping and … More Leadership Lessons from NLDS Champions New York Mets

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yes, I do love Christmas and all the sparkly lights and Hallmark movies that come with it. But Thanksgiving is different. It’s an opportunity to turn yourself off and solely focus on what matters: friends and loved ones and great food! No rushing out to buy last minute Christmas presents; … More Giving Thanks