Teams at Work for the WIN!
“2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? You! And You! And You, too! Why? Because we’re a T-E-A-M and that spells TEAM! Go Team!” Ok, so you don’t typically find that much enthusiasm about teams at work, but you should.
Land of the Abundant, Home of the Brave
As I’m writing this, we’ve just celebrated Independence Day here in the United States, and I’m thinking about freedom. It’s THE most important ideal that America was founded on.
Is Your Corporate Culture Ripe and Juicy?
Let’s be honest. For most of us, a day at the office is certainly no night at the opera. But we all know that our working environment is ripe with a culture all its own. Sometimes it’s a little too ripe …
See No Evil? It’s Still There…
They’re such cute little monkeys. One has his hands over his eyes. The other covers his ears. The third’s hand covers his mouth. But the phrase “See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak to evil” is loaded.
No A**holes Allowed
Are you a Bully? I didn’t think so. But unfortunately the workplace is full of bullies. Many of them are bosses and supervisors, and others are regular employees on a power trip.
Celebrating No More Drama
Mary J. Blige knows drama. The singer is so tired of it, that she’s written two songs about the subject. One, appropriately titled “No More Drama” tells about how much better life is without the ups and downs of unnecessary upheaval…
The Crazy Train is Going Nowhere – And You’re Driving
Be honest. Are you making yourself crazy? Are you scheduling so many things into your day, your week, your month, that you can barely keep up?
Build Your Own Army -
No Fatigues Needed
A number of years ago, the U.S. Army changed its ad campaign slogan from “Be All You Can Be” to “An Army of One.” My guess is that it’s intent was to make prospective soldiers feel like they …
Your Daily Safari: On the Hunt for Elusive Work-Life Balance
Imagine this: You get a full eight hours of sleep. You wake up refreshed, eat a good breakfast, and get your kids off to school. Then you work out, get ready for work, and head into the office around 10 a.m.
D.U.M.B. and S.M.A.R.T.E.R.
What’s the dumbest goal you can think of? Trying to stuff enough marshmallows in your mouth to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records? Seeing how many licks it actually does take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Those goals definitely won’t help you when it comes to your business.
Make Your Office a Magic Kingdom
As a kid, when you go to Disney World, the whole place is magic. There are thrilling rides and shows, you can meet your favorite characters, buy every souvenir known to man, and the Disney staff …
One is the Loneliest Number...Especially at Work
“One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do…” This upbeat yet sorrowful song by the classic band Three Dog Night laments the loneliness …
First Who, Then What
Imagine you’re the director of a film. It’s expected to be a Hollywood blockbuster and make millions at the box office. Who will you cast in the lead role? Will you choose just any actor who has taken an acting class and maybe performed …