Category Archives: Professional Development

Dealing with Your Desk: Harnessing Your Habits

Dealing with Your Desk: Harnessing Your Habits thumbnail

Organizing your desk is a deeply personal activity. How you interact with your work office reflects how you interact with the world around you, so understanding those interactions can help you make meaningful changes to increase productivity. Are you someone who prefers to engage with the electronic world to communicate, schedule and store?  Or, do…
Read More

Strategies for Work-Life Balance: Integrating Worlds

Strategies for Work-Life Balance: Integrating Worlds thumbnail

Too often, work-life balance is positioned as the balance of two different and separate worlds – opposite ends of a seesaw, where increasing one must decrease the other. What if we instead invited these worlds to interact and overlap? Here are three strategies for connecting our worlds, and the benefits of doing so. Keep family…
Read More

Quick Tips for Maintaining Work-Life Balance

Quick Tips for Maintaining Work-Life Balance thumbnail

Is your work-life balance a bit lopsided?  Are work demands keeping you from being at your best with family, or is your work performance suffering because of life circumstances or repeated emergencies?  While we often talk about work-life balance in terms of making sure we protect family life in the age of 24/7-connectivity, sometimes, work-life…
Read More

Three Types of Leadership Creativity

Three Types of Leadership Creativity thumbnail

There are many forms of creativity – some creative ideas are abstract ideas that come from seemingly nowhere; other creative ideas are incremental improvements or a new way to frame a problem or an existing process. Most leaders excel at one or two types of creativity – this is driven by both personality, and experience….
Read More

Choosing Creativity: A Problem-Solving Exercise

Choosing Creativity: A Problem-Solving Exercise thumbnail

Some people are naturally creative. New ideas and innovative approaches come with ease, and they thrive on generating new possibilities or troubleshooting ideas.  Of course, creative ideas are just that – ideas – and leveraging that creativity for problem-solving can be challenging. For others, creativity does not flow as easily, and professional training and structured…
Read More

Finding the Meaning Behind Team-Building

Finding the Meaning Behind Team-Building thumbnail

Much is said about the benefits of team-building, but how do we do it in a way that doesn’t just feel like adult games at work? First, it is important to have a “why” behind the games—a larger learning point or goal that adults can get behind. Here’s an example. There are many team-building activities…
Read More

Corporate Team-Building Activities

Corporate Team-Building Activities thumbnail

The best team-building exercises have a goal or purpose— one goal may be to provide a shared structured experience that allows team members to get to know each other better. Here are some ideas for team-building exercises that tend to achieve better team camaraderie. While this may take some planning, a shared volunteer experience supports…
Read More

Categories

Monthly Archives