Employee Engagement

The existential crisis of a child…and what we can learn

The existential crisis of a child…and what we can learn

I’m in bed the other night, and my 11 year old climbs in next to me. He actually tucks me in each night, since my bedtime is about 30 minutes before his. (Yes, “le sigh,” I go to bed REALLY early.) My son gets into the full-on spoon position and says to me, “What is the point, mommy, nothing that I…

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I Don’t Know Sh*t about F**K, Part II

I Don’t Know Sh*t about F**K, Part II

If you read Part I of this blog series, you know that I have fallen in love with this meme based on a character from the hit Netflix show, Ozark: When I wrote Part I, I felt a little empty, having not fully written all of my thoughts about the phrase, “I Don’t Know Sh*t about F**K.” In Part II,…

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I Don’t Know Sh*t about F**k, Part I

I Don’t Know Sh*t about F**k, Part I

This hilarious meme based on a leading character in the Netflix hit show, Ozark, found its way into my social media feed this week. Most of us not only relate to the phrase in the meme but probably wish a number of  “experts” on Covid-19 would relate to the sentiment as well. As I kept thinking about the phrase, “I…

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Recognition and Appreciation.  More is Better.

Recognition and Appreciation. More is Better.

Recognition and Appreciation: What’s the difference and Why It Matters  It is the season of gifts and celebrations, company parties and rewards. So now is the perfect time to talk about recognition/acknowledgment and appreciation. In my Leadership Development Course, we talk about this VERY important difference and that employees need you to offer both. Employees want to feel seen, heard,…

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When Hiring an Executive Coach Is NOT the Right Decision

When Hiring an Executive Coach Is NOT the Right Decision

Effective Executive Coaches are busy and in demand.  It goes without saying that it is desirable to hire a resource like this to positively impact your company.  As you can see from previous articles, I have filled pages advocating for Executive Coaching. But is coaching always the right decision for every executive?  According to an article in the Harvard Business…

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Spark Your Team’s Creativity with a Corporate Retreat in New Orleans.

Spark Your Team’s Creativity with a Corporate Retreat in New Orleans.

Why Have Your Corporate Retreat in New Orleans? From soup to nuts (or should I say gumbo to pralines?), New Orleans is an ideal spot for a corporate retreat. Innovation truly happens when employees can experience “slack” in their lives – both personal and professional.  A business retreat that combines professional development opportunities, time for real camaraderie with teammates, and “only…

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