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Workplace: Minutes

Minutes tick by each hour. Whether the time is memorialized in a minutes document or not, the hours have come and gone. We may or may not have accomplished anything, and we may or many not have anything to show for the day. Personal minutes take the forms of journals,...

Workplace: Security

A sales training course years ago made the point that the word trust has different meanings to different people: money; feeling safe and secure in a place or with a person; or having a trust fund which provides for a person. All of which is what prompts today’s blog...
Workplace: Surroundings Matter

Workplace: Surroundings Matter

“Your surroundings matter. You create a world, and people are invited to that world” in offices, studios, and stores says Ryan Murphy during an interview with Vogue’s Hamish Bowles (May 2021). Stop. Look at your surroundings. Is your workspace working for you or...
Workplace: Reading clues

Workplace: Reading clues

Overheard: “Do you mean to tell me that you can only tell when someone is struggling when they look you in the face and tell you?” Which reminded me of a workplace situation I experienced in my 20s: I was in great physical pain, at work, and trying to get through the...
Workplace: Virtual, In-Person, Hybrid

Workplace: Virtual, In-Person, Hybrid

It’s been a year of virtual meetings with our technologies helping and sometimes failing us. We’ve changed hairstyles, make-up, and clothing to look better in our virtual “Muppets” or “Brady Bunch” squares on flat screens. We’ve upgraded headshots – or we leave just...
Workplace: Music

Workplace: Music

Music can feed the soul or diminish one’s spirit. Music is an industry of work. Music is often a backdrop for work. Music is entertainment. And music can be distraction. As a helpful distraction, music creates focus for work accomplishment. It generates creativity and...
Workplace: Virtual, In-Person, Hybrid

Workplace: Bookshelf

An inspiring quote via social media, an old-fashioned bulletin board display, a sticky-note on your desk, calendar pages, or even a greeting card can provide inspiration for a productive week. Consider the following quotes (from unknown authors) and choose one for...