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Getting to Know You – How deep can you go?

Getting to Know You – How deep can you go?

I have a friend who's always said you don't have to get to know someone in the first 5 minutes... or even the first few times you meet. It takes a lifetime to get to know someone. How true that is. A... read more

Choosing a Stand-up Sit-down Desk or Monitor Riser

Choosing a Stand-up Sit-down Desk or Monitor Riser

As the health benefits of not sitting at a desk all day have become more widely accepted and the  popularity of sit-to-stand workstations grown, it's not surprising that a plethora of new monitor ris... read more

What can we learn from "The Office"?

What can we learn from "The Office"?

While most of the take-aways from "The Office" are about what NOT to do, the idea of "Dundie Awards" -- of taking a moment to recognize both playful and fun achievements -- is a positive one.  Here's... read more

How do you promote core values in your company?

How do you promote core values in your company?

YFS Magazine (Young, Fabulous and Self-employed) ran an article not too long ago on “100 Core Values from 15 Winning Companies.” They looked at a range of companies, including Zappos, Toms Sh... read more

Powerful beginnings and endings  – creating 8 magical moments

Powerful beginnings and endings – creating 8 magical moments

Although much has been written about the Zeigarnik effect -- the brain's proven ability to remember beginnings and endings better than middle's.  English teacher, Brian Szatbnik's speaks from observat... read more

Why we shouldn’t abandon Starbuck’s “#RaceTogether”

Why we shouldn’t abandon Starbuck’s “#RaceTogether”

Starting “The Conversation”

In early April, 2015, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, reflected on the fatal shootings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and tried to do right.... read more

Taming distractions:  How Fidget toys can productively use "floating attention"

Taming distractions: How Fidget toys can productively use "floating attention"

More and more is being written about the science of WHY we fidget. From articles in Fast Company magazine, the Huffington Post, and Sunni Brown's TED talk on doodling, we better unde... read more