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INSIGHTS FOR THE MODERN WORKPLACE

Networking Going Nowhere?

August 2, 2017

I hear from clients and colleagues on a regular basis that networking is the WORST part of their job. Many times the complaint is that they go to so many boring events only to leave tired, tortured, and sometimes tipsy. …

The 40-Year-Old Millennial

July 10, 2017

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a colleague that brought up the ever present topic of millennials at work. After some discussion, I reminded this person that I was a millennial and they looked shocked. “I would …

Professional Traps: The Flexibility Fallacy

June 15, 2017

As summer begins heating up, students are graduating and beginning the process of heading into their post-grad jobs. When they get there, they will find that the professional world has many traps to which they can easily succumb. One that …

Intern season: May the odds be in your favor!

May 24, 2017

Across all industries and geographic areas, young professionals are transitioning from student to intern. Summer internships are a major recruiting tool for many companies as they provide exposure and experience to young professionals looking to start their career. For many …

The Power of Language at Work

May 9, 2017

Leadership and language go hand in hand. Our language and word choices as we lead our teams through triumphs and defeats, change and uncertainty, have become passive at best and inconsequential at worst. The speed with which we manage and …

PowerPoint and Audience Engagement

April 26, 2017

PowerPoint – the presentation tool we love to hate. For the purposes of this article, let’s use PowerPoint as a proprietary eponym. Any other form of presentation deck, Google slides, Prezi, Keynote etc. can be considered a part of this …

Your organization’s secret super-hero

April 19, 2017

This article was originally posted on The Huffington Post. The title of brand ambassador seems to be a popular one these days. Most frequently used for companies who sell products, brand ambassadors are deployed into communities to spread the word, …

How theatre games can help your team thrive

April 10, 2017

Organizations are constantly seeking new and exciting ways to help their teams connect. We know that a productive team has trust, communication, and a willingness to think creatively. What if there was a way to strengthen and build all three …

Communicate Better with Neuroscience

March 14, 2017

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, only to find out later that the person walked away with a totally different understanding of your meaning? Have you ever had this happen in a work environment? If so, you have …

Introducing, Fringe Professional Development

February 27, 2017

Friends and colleagues, It has been just over a week since I announced the launch of my new business venture, Fringe Professional Development. My goal with Fringe is to provide the critical skills needed to help talent succeed in this …