Category Work-Life Balance

Video: The Life-Changing Act of Saying Hello

It would be easiest to embrace the anonymity of a job that incentivizes it, but that’s not what William Cromartie chooses to do.


Paths to Renewal

The things that matter most are worth making time to protect or renew.

Employee Engagement: Action Not Words

Organizations have to match talk with action to get results.

2017 Goals: Yoga Y’all

The goal: Be able to perform a beginner yoga headstand by the end of 2017.

5 Reads: Absurd Confidence, Mindfulness at Work, Non-violence, and More

Here are four articles (and one video) that I found especially interesting and worth sharing this week.

Video: 6 Minutes for the Next 60 Years of Your Life

If somewhere deep down in your soul you want to start a business, but think you’re too old, or that it’s too risky, this is the video for you.

Employee Engagement: A Simpler Approach

Employee engagement might just come down to the difference between who a person is, and who they are asked to be at work.

Stop “Fixing” the Introverts

Introversion is not something that needs to be fixed. The words we use say a lot about how we perceive the world around us. I was in a training session on training with other trainers (let that settle in your mind for a bit), when one of the online participants said something to this effect: […]

5 Reads: Coworker’s Skin, Strengths, Meditation and More

This week’s reads are as diverse as the microbiomes we inhabit at work. Below are 5 reads I think are worth sharing, and worth your time on a variety of subjects. So start your workweek off with the knowledge that you are breathing in your coworker’s skin, then go to YouTube to try to meditate […]

500 Words a Day, 10 Days In

For the last 10 days (as of yesterday) I’ve been writing at least 500 words a day. I “signed up” for a writing challenge over Spring Break, because that’s the kind of thing I do. The challenge, created by Jeff Goins, is to write at least 500 words a day for 31 days. Jeff sends […]

Video: How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work

Why is time management so hard? Because there is only 24 hours in a day, because we have to do more with less, because time flies when you’re having fun, and million other clichés. This video offers 10 tips for managing time more effectively. It oddly navigates time management strategy by first stating that most […]

Video: The 40% Rule for Overcoming Mental Barriers

One of the highlights of the last week or so (in my private little nerd world) was “discovering” the Big Think YouTube channel. A few of us had talked about Big Think at work about a year ago, but for some reason, it hadn’t occurred to me that they might have a YouTube channel. Coming […]

Whole Self, Work Self

Simply put, everyone should have the opportunity to bring their whole messy, chaotic, weirdly wonderful lives into the workplace.

Video: The Power of Habit

Ever try to change a habit? Often, we focus on the behavior itself such as poor nutritional choices, procrastination, or  punctuality. We think that by focusing on the “routine”, we can make a change that lasts. Not so according to Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and […]

Resolution Remix: 5 Reads for the Start of 2016

The first workweek of 2016 is almost upon us. I’m sure you’ve made your list of resolutions by now (or at least put some thought into a few goals or ideas), but in case you’re still mulling things over, here are 5 articles that might open the door to a few new ideas. Enjoy: This […]