What’s at Stake, Up and Down

Guest Post by: Fred Jones, GUAA Coaching Partner Most of the bosses you’ve had probably fall toward the middle of this contrast: between whether you felt they made it easier or harder to do your thing as a leader. If you’ve had enough bosses, as I’ve had, there’s also at least one on each extreme. … Continue reading What’s at Stake, Up and Down

Creating a High Performance Organization Culture

Guest Post by: Susan Levine (I'89) There is a strong correlation between highly engaged employees and high performance organizations. Our people are our assets, our engine and our lifeblood. And no one would dispute the fact that our long term success will be driven by our ability to attract, retain, motivate and develop the best … Continue reading Creating a High Performance Organization Culture

Speaking Tips: Last Things First

Guest Post by: Dean Brenner (C'91), The Latimer Group Have you ever led a meeting, handed out the slide deck, began discussing the topic and while still on slide 1 or 2, most of your audience has already flipped to the last slide? I’m sure you’ve seen this before… Perhaps you’ve been the one flipping to … Continue reading Speaking Tips: Last Things First

Back to the Grind: Making Your Post-Vacation Transition Easier

It's summer. And hopefully all of you will be able to get away for a bit to relax and rejuvenate. Bonus points if you're able to REALLY check out and not be on email the entire time!  While you may be relaxed and rested, all good things must come to an end and the return … Continue reading Back to the Grind: Making Your Post-Vacation Transition Easier

The New Buzz Phrase: Employee Engagement

Examining employee commitment to organizational priorities isn't necessarily a new concept but it's definitely one that is trending in 2014.  It has even left one writer even asking "is employee engagement the new black?" After seeing the headlines in so many places, I can't help but wonder, why now?  Management 101 fad or cultural paradigm … Continue reading The New Buzz Phrase: Employee Engagement

Make Your New Year’s Career Resolutions

New Year's resolutions aren't just about eating healthy and working out. Consider making some work resolutions too to maximize your career. Apparently you are much more likely to achieve a goal if you take the time to put pen to paper (or keyboard to screen as is the case here). In the spirit of the New … Continue reading Make Your New Year’s Career Resolutions

Apps We Love… For Work

Evernote - We're still exploring this newly discovered app.  It allows you to create to-do lists, capture ideas, store meeting notes, store photos and then sync them and find them anywhere - tablet, phone, or computer - via a powerful search tool that even searches words in photos.  You can store documents, design and manage … Continue reading Apps We Love… For Work

Things We Love… At Work

Say Thank You... Sometimes we forget the power of a simple thank you note.  They aren't just for interviews or gifts either. Thank you notes can be powerful tools when networking.  If you've had a great conversation with someone, they have provided you with some sage advice, connected you with colleagues, or sent business your … Continue reading Things We Love… At Work