Strategic Planning

I love fall, the changing colors, the crisp air, and apple cider.  Fall is also a time to look back at where the year has gone and start getting ready for the new one.  As we move into Q4, it is time to think about how we finish the year strong.  We also need to […]

Career Rock Wall

How do we prioritize growth in our organizations? When the individuals on our teams grow, our organizations grow. So let’s consider how we can cultivate growth for our people first! As a leader of a thriving organization, your goal should be to inspire people to the work they do. Studies have repeatedly confirmed that engaged […]

Frequency: Find Your Cadence

Certain meeting formats lend themselves to specific frequency: annual all-staff gatherings, quarterly manager check-ins, weekly leadership meetings, or daily huddles. Other types of meetings are PRN—as needed for opportunities and issues that pop up unexpectedly. You want consistency and frequency in meeting times whenever possible.   Tempo The cadence or tempo of communication requires careful consideration. […]

Check-In Rounds

As you go throughout your daily routine, do you ever stop and think about everyone else’s? We’ve all been there; become so absorbed in our own tasks that we develop tunnel vision. However, it is important to let those around you know that they are supported, cared for, and actively thought about. As a leader, […]

The Grateful Mind

Let’s face it: every once in a while, we get trapped in the go, go, go of business. Once the wheels start turning, it can be difficult to slow down. It is within this cycle of business that leaders begin to fixate solely on the end goal. Anything and everything can become an obstacle within […]

The Pilot’s Mind

Did you know that airplanes fly off course 90% of the time? I was fascinated to learn this information! Weather, turbulence, and other atmospheric factors commonly shift the plane away from the destination. It’s incredible to think that even with the route entered into GPS, the environment is still pushing the plane in different directions.  […]

Stop-Start-Continue

My computer is slowing down a little bit. If you’ve got a Mac, you know the little rainbow wheel of death that tells you, “hold on, I am not ready to do something yet–hold on”. Well, all of a sudden, I am now seeing that wheel on a regular basis. I started to wonder if […]

How Mindset Impacts Behavior

Does mindset really matter? If it does, how can you tell if an organization has the right mindset?  One way to evaluate whether or not an organization is a People First organization is through its mindset. The mindset of an organization can be seen through its behavior.  We’ve all seen organizations that say they care […]

Why Meetings Matter

Have you ever sat through a meeting with no direction or space for attendee communication? It can be frustrating, right? Believe it or not, meetings don’t have to be the bane of your existence. In fact, they shouldn’t be. Meetings can make or break a workspace. So how can you make sure your meetings are […]

How Mindset Impacts Communication

Mindset can change everything. What does it look like to have the “right” mindset?  Have you ever been working alongside someone with the same goals, but a completely different mindset of getting there? Not only does mindset impact the avenues you use to reach a goal, but it also impacts your motivation while achieving that […]