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SMEs – Subject Matter Experts and their Role in Projects

SMEs are at the heart of business projects, software creation and instructional design projects. Often SMEs are inserted at the end of the project to review the final stage, but they can do so much more!

When you think about it, it would be difficult to learn anything at all without someone sharing what […]

Reading Group… at work

This is a great way to have a “get to know you event”. We have a book reading club. We suggest books and pick just one, short books have a *bonus* (favored by the group), but we have picked such a variety of books in the last 2 years.

We find reviews that describe our […]

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 […]

Personality: Kids, Parents, Looking Forward

STUBBORN! If your kids (and possibly your co-workers) are stubborn, maybe this leades to more leadership, higher pay, or success!

And for parents trying to cope with stubborn children…. there is a benefit too. Think about what you learn, as your kid is screaming on the floor of the grocery store ( I still cringe […]

Personality Testing

I don’t care much for medical tests, but they can be useful. I feel the same about personality tests at work, sometimes they help a team be more respectful about different styles and approaches….and sometimes, not.

 

Personality tests measure the default settings of your motivational system. The motivational system drives your actions, and those […]

The Gift of Being Different

We tend to congregate with people that share our dreams, goals, visions and demeanor. Why not? Less argument and more gets done, right? Take it one step further, you are giving a presentation to a group of “Yes Men”…. all the feedback is positive, all the faces are smiling. It may be easier, but you […]

PAID Family Leave

Watch the TED TALK. We need women to work, and we need working women to have babies. So why is America one of the only countries in the world that offers no national paid leave to new working mothers? In this incisive talk, Jessica Shortall makes the impassioned case that the reality of new working […]

More Leadership Quotes from our Team

This is an easy and fun way to involve your team and learn more about what is important to them. We all contribute our favorite quotes to a shared internal site. The quotes are read and “liked” by our team. The name / email of the contributor is available for a quick note or you […]

Sitting Too Much …Women Read This!

Sitting Too Much Increases Cancer Risk in Women

Article date: July 16, 2015 By Stacy Simon

I’ve written about this often over the years… so it comes as no surprise. It isn’t just Cancer risks, but also circulation, stress levels, blood pressure even something as simple as constipation…. all the incidences of all these […]

I Will Walk. Join Me?

This September, a team of wounded veterans from around the United States will come together to climb and summit Gannett Peak, standing at 13,804 in Wyoming’s Rocky Mountains. You can support the 2015 Warriors to Summits team by pledging to Walk with the Warriors to ensure that the team knows they are not walking through […]