It’s 5:00 pm. You slam the laptop closed, race out the door, and start thinking about your evening. Let’s see… there’s dinner, soccer practice, laundry… let the games begin! Hold up – for two minutes. We promise it will be worth it. According to a study done by the University of Florida, stress level & Read More

As the weathers keeps warming up, it’s tough to ignore those school-is-almost-out jitters that never seem to go away no matter how many years you’ve been out of school. We know that summers are notoriously the most difficult months to stay focused, but we’ve got a challenge for you – maximize your time this summer! Read More

Four Ways to Engage Your Employees During March Madness It’s March! Basketball fans across America are rejoicing that the big tournament is finally upon us. Meanwhile, executives are seeing red dollar signs roll in their eyes. But guess what I saw… (but seriously, you’ll never guess.) I saw statistics about March Madness that are POSITIVE. Read More

6 Inexpensive (or Free!) Ways to Cheer Up your Team The high of getting back to the grind after the holidays has worn off, the slump of winter has set in around the office. All of the glittery decorations are gone. You still haven’t lost those extra 5 pounds you packed on over the holidays, Read More

Don’t worry – we aren’t here to judge! In our book, any thank-yous, high-fives, fist bumps, positive emails, or words of encouragement are positive and beneficial. However, there are a few simple tips to make the most out of your employee recognition. Nonprofit employees are notorious for busting their behinds, so you want your team Read More

Employee engagement surveys – perhaps you’ve taken one, or administered one, or spent three hours thinking about taking one, bailing, and just hoping no one noticed that you are messing up the organization’s participation statistics. Most of us have had some encounter with employee engagement surveys over our years in the workforce. As employee engagement Read More

It’s a brand new year, a fresh start! Blogs and social media are filled with inspirational articles and posts about sticking to your new year’s resolutions and starting off the year on the right foot. While I appreciate their spirit and effort, I’m going to rain on their parade. Resolutions just aren’t for me. I’ve Read More

That’s right! We’ll be at the White House today for the Emerging Global Entrepreneurship Event where President Obama will recognize emerging global entrepreneurs and promote the Spark Global Entrepreneurship coalition. Additionally, the White House will name nine more top American entrepreneurs to be named as Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. Speakers for the event will Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! We thought you and your team might want to share some love at your workplace today with culture candy hearts. Here are some sweet personalized treats you can send via email, text, or IM. Great peeps don’t go unnoticed, so share some love today! This candy heart is for the Engagement Read More

(And Why I Think You Should Make Your Employees Do Them.) Let’s be clear, I just finished my annual performance self-review. We have an amazing HR team that trimmed down the process. The questions were thought-provoking and applicable; it was technically painless; and it took me less than an hour. Overall the process was flawless, Read More