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Top Tips for Onboarding New Employees

Top Tips for Onboarding New Employees

Every week, Kim Marshall summarizes great articles in his Marshall Memo. Some time ago, he found Keith Rollag's Harvard Business Review article, "Managing Yourself: Success in New Situations,... read more

Energize Mini-Trainings at Work

Energize Mini-Trainings at Work

On a recent LinkedIN Conversation in the Effective and Fun Training Techniques group, Jason Hughes asked for some recommended icebreakers, energizers, tips or tools for the face-to-face training of hi... read more

Making New Friends: Building relationships through communication

Making New Friends: Building relationships through communication

When opposing parties get to the negotiating table, they too often dive into the meat of the deal, and begin arguing for their perspective. We see that in how our government operates today and in how ... read more

Seals of Approval

Seals of Approval

As 2016 was drawing to a close, I got the happy news that two of our new fidget toys, Loopeez and Gyrobi, were selected among Dr. Toy's 100 Best Toys of 2016. While I'm thrilled that our tools were re... read more

Starting the Conversation (#LetsTalkDiversity)

Starting the Conversation (#LetsTalkDiversity)

Over a year ago, inspired by Starbuck's #RaceTogether flop, we came upon a great way to get people to start talking about diversity and inclusion. It came in the form of a soft vinyl ball that looks l... read more

New Ground Rules for Work

New Ground Rules for Work

As we try to regroup and refocus after our country's "great divide," we all need to work hard at setting new ground rules for respect and open dialogue. A refresher on good manners is long past due. A... read more

Our “Cheese” is Moving

Our “Cheese” is Moving

Spencer Johnson's Who Moved my Cheese allegory was first published in 1998 but is no less poignant today than it was 18 years ago, perhaps more so.  It's the story of two mice (Sniff and Scu... read more