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Married to your Job? Find Happiness at Work

Married to your Job? Find Happiness at Work

My job tends to focus on building healthy relationships, happiness, and productivity at work.  Still, Eli Finkel’s research on marriages piqued my interest. With all the time we spend at work, why shouldn’t we ask as much of our job as we ask of our partners, family and friends? Finkel ... Read More
A Perfect DEBRIEF for a Perfect Learning Game

A Perfect DEBRIEF for a Perfect Learning Game

Let’s say you find the perfect learning game—for communication, listening, negotiation, leadership, process improvement, problems solving, critical thinking, time management—then what? Games work because they remove players from their usual setting and create a safe environment to take risks a... Read More
10 Treats for Tight Training Budgets

10 Treats for Tight Training Budgets

“Corporate training expenditures are shrinking!” touts Training Magazine in their December 2019 issue. The magazine has been reporting on the corporate training industry for 38 years now.  While the study focuses specifically on the U.S. market, the theme is familiar to individuals and organiza... Read More
What’s my Fidget Type?

What’s my Fidget Type?

Let’s get personal! When it comes to fidgeting everyone has different preferences. Some buy fidget toys for friends, colleagues, students, or family members; others are need to find that just-right fidget toy for themselves.  Take this super-quick, super-fun quiz and discover your “Fidget T... Read More
Choosing What to Share

Choosing What to Share

We all have a different sense of personal privacy. Five years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer (now cancer-free!), I had no need to keep the news private. To the contrary, I saw myself as part of a community—one that could support me and that I could help by sharing my experience. As... Read More
Maintaining a Growth Mindset Isn’t Easy

Maintaining a Growth Mindset Isn’t Easy

OK, I’ll just blurt it out. At the start of this year, we decided to drop Office Oxygen. There, I said it. It still makes me feel disappointed. Back in 2013, we developed the Office Oxygen brand in hope of expanding our market. Our goal was to appeal to non-trainers who wanted to improve organizat... Read More
Training Superheroes have Trainers’ Super Powers

Training Superheroes have Trainers’ Super Powers

We need more super heroes. Not the kind you’re thinking of — that can leap over a tall building in a single bound, defy gravity, move mountains, or see through walls. No, we need more real life training superheroes. Maybe we already have them and we just have to take time to notice. They... Read More
Prepping for Pop-Up Classes–make the most of impromptu learning events

Prepping for Pop-Up Classes–make the most of impromptu learning events

Following a growing trend at universities around the country, Pop-Up Classes are emerging in corporate training world as well. Pop-Ups Pop–up classes are short workshops that aren’t part of a standard curriculum. Rather, they are impromptu learning events that give learners the chance t... Read More