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
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
Today I am blah-gging. Not blogging. Blah-gging. I, along with many it seems, have the Monday blahs. It’s been chilly and rainy all day, after a weekend that saw 60 mph wind gusts, thunderstorms, even snow in some places. Opening Day at Yankee Stadium? Ain’t happening today. Happy Spring… Okay. Enough venting. So what to … More Getting Motivated on a Soggy Monday
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
When it comes to writing, you either have it or you don’t. Sometimes words and ideas flow better for some more than others. Whatever the level of your ability, you should never give up on the craft. Why? Put simply, writing is good for your health. 1. It’s a form of self-expression: You may try … More Why Writing is Good for Your Health
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
Earlier this year, I wrote a post about digital distractions in social settings. While texting dinner partners is still a common sight, I can’t help but notice the same behaviors taking place in business settings. Enter a clothing store, the sales help are on Facebook. I’m at the gym, and the trainer is perusing Twitter while not … More When smartphones aren’t so smart
Want to learn what drives employees to their company intranets? How to create compelling content to keep them engaged and informed? Then you’ll want to check out the webinar I’ll be presenting with Interact on November 13th at 2pm ET: http://www.interact-intranet.com/events/ The intranet has grown into a highly effective tool for internal communications and after … More Save the date!
Does this scenario sound familiar? It’s the start of the work day, you have your coffee in hand, and you board the elevator. You’re tired, you just endured a long commute, and you know you have a busy day ahead. When you’re confined to a small place with other human beings, it requires a special … More Going Up?
The other night, while I was having dinner with my friend, there were two young women seated next to us. As my friend and I were enjoying a nice meal and stimulating dinner conversation, we noticed our “neighbors” weren’t saying a word to each other. Why, you ask? They were texting! No, they weren’t texting … More Look Me in the Eye – or Can You?