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Get Outside and Go Adventure!

April 7th, 2017|blog|

I just returned from hiking in Southern Utah as part of our annual business partner’s retreat. It was all that it was supposed to be. While the days spent outside soaking up the blue sky and inhaling fresh air were short-lived, the mental and physical benefits I reaped will last for a while. And, that [...]

Saying No to Say Yes!

October 10th, 2016|blog, Uncategorized|

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” I read a piece by Marshall Goldsmith this week and it really resonated with me. He wrote about how he sometimes has a hard time saying “no.” He wrote, “This is practically impossible as [...]

PRAISE or RAISE?

April 6th, 2016|blog|

"I praise loudly. I blame softly."  ~ Catherine the Great   I was working with a senior leadership team recently when the conversation turned to the importance of communication within their organization. We began talking about their culture of communication and what was considered “the norm.” As I asked how communication was used to give [...]

Part 3: HR Development Best Practices

March 21st, 2016|blog|

Stacy Sollenberger, Partner with ISHR Group, recently completed a Benchmarking Study focused on HR Talent Development. Over the course 3 weeks, we will share the results of this study. The first week, March 7, focused on what Stacy uncovered in terms of the current environment affecting HR. Last week, March 14, explored the differentiators for [...]

Part 1: The Landscape: 4 Trends Affecting HR

March 7th, 2016|blog|

Stacy Sollenberger, Partner with ISHR Group, recently completed a benchmarking study focused on HR Talent Development. Over the course of the next 3 weeks, we will share the results of this study. This week, March 7, will focus on what Stacy uncovered in terms of the current environment affecting HR. Next week, March 14, will [...]

Purposeful Work; Providing Purpose

March 2nd, 2016|blog|

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. I spent the first 90 minutes of my work-day at the “Breakfast with Champions” event hosted by the Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI). It’s only in the last six months that I have become familiar [...]

A Compelling Reason to Get Out of the Office … and Out of Your Comfort Zone!

January 17th, 2016|blog|

My heart is racing. The adrenalin is flowing. I’m trying to act brave, but inside I’m a bundle of nervous energy.   “Just lean back into the crevice and let go,” he says. I conceptually understand that I am in my safety harness and there is no way I am going to free-fall to the bottom [...]

Beyond the Ropes: Sharing Your Life Story

November 10th, 2015|blog|

Say “team-building” and most people immediately think of the annual golf outing or groan and roll their eyes, thinking, “Here we go again, they are going to blindfold me and have my colleagues catch me as I fall backwards.” The premise is that team-building events drive camaraderie (for example, those golf outings where you essentially [...]

We All NEED Blockers: WHO’s Got Your Back?

October 26th, 2015|blog|

Who knew I would have an opportunity to write another post about college football so soon after my last post: The Cost of Arrogance: Why I was Rooting for Michigan Last Weekend? If you missed the amazing final 10-second ending to the Michigan-Michigan State game, you can watch it here. It was unbelievable. I never [...]

The Cost of Arrogance: Why I was Rooting for MSU Last Weekend

October 23rd, 2015|blog|

Arrogant is a word that has always left a bad taste in my mouth. I like “confident.” I don’t mind “pride.” I can even handle a little bit of “cockiness.” But arrogant brings to mind an over-the-top presumption of superiority that may not be earned, but rather simply assumed. Last week was the Michigan (UM) [...]