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July Days to Celebrate

Each Day listed below, can be the spring board to a fun employee celebration. This is a great time for a picnic, Popsicles at work, or some patriotic music to “wake up” your first team meeting of July 4. (Are you thinking Chili? In many communities, Chili Cook Offs […]

Collaborate or Die by Angie Morgan, Lead Star Partner

Each year our firm receives cold calls from businesses around the globe requesting subject-specific training and development programs. We keep tabs, too, to see if there are trends as far as development needs. Past themes include EQ (Emotional Intelligence), change management, mindfulness and resiliency.

This year, though, the trend is clear: Collaboration.

Businesses demand their […]

Training in a New City

ATD (a wonderful training firm) is based in Alexandria, VA. They recently sent an email, that showed a list of their classes & locations. Pretty standard stuff…. but they add a cool fact about each city.

GREAT IDEA! Way to get inspired!

After all, learning is about be curious first, then applying training and […]

Essentials – in a Webby World

Future-Proof Your Learning With HTML5

Why do you need this? Maybe you are a writer or a business analyst or a talent development professional…

IS it really important that you know this markup language? Beyond the fact that almost all digital content uses HTML5,

Mark Lassoff, president of LearnToProgram Media and Punk Learning, gives […]

Celebrations and Commemorations in June

Thinking about Diverse Families

This post is inspired by Well Fargo’s amazing Diversity Program.

The meaning of the word “family” is varied and broad. People often refer to their work family, friends as family, church family, and family of volunteers to name a few. Then there is, of course, the family you are related to […]

Recovering from Too Much Work

Stress, burnout, and exhaustion are bad enough, but these “robbers of your energy” also slow down creative thoughts, innovations and willingness to start any new task. How can you RESTORE?

LET GO. You can’t do it all. Schedule a vacation of at least 7 days. Don’t check in. Don’t spend time on endless social […]

JUNE is here!

What are you going to do for JUNE? The weather is nice. You could have a Team Walk or plan a picnic. These are great low cost events. Pot Lucks, Ice cream break time, and swapping chili and BBQ sauce recipes are all fun to do. June is National Safety Month!

I’ve added a few […]

June Month-Long Events to Celebrate

Our group is very dedicated to rescuing and helping feral cats that are abandoned in our area. It is a sad thing to see so many kittens and cats “dropped off” on the salt marsh area. The cats often starve or have more kittens. Our volunteers carefully trap and spay the cats and release the […]

Museum Day May 18- Plan an Event

May 18th is International Museum Day!!

Many companies support the arts in various ways. For companies that donate to museums team members are often given free admission to these museums. In some cases, one guest may enter free as well. This can be quite a savings! This is also an opportunity to have a team […]

May Days to Celebrate!

Each Day listed below, can be the spring board to a fun employee celebration. This is a great time for a picnic, Popsicles at work, or some outdoor activity. These team building events are so important. Make sure to plan ahead AND announce the event so that your team has […]