Category: Positive workplace

Ta-Da’s Instead of To-Do’s

How much time do you spend creating and working through your to-do list everyday?  I am guessing most of us have one and depending on the day, check items off that did get done.  We usually don’t celebrate that checkmark, either hand-written or digital.  Or even acknowledge it is gone because we are so focused… Read more »

Accounting for Your Accomplishments

When I work with job search clients, I ask them to talk about their career or personal accomplishments.  Many start telling me about what they did wrong instead of what they did right. Some quickly respond “I can’t think of any.”  Or they just stare.  At this point, I ask them to spend time working… Read more »

Small Biz: Are You Positively Impacting Your Community?

My local paper recently published an article titled “Make 2018 the Year of the Nonprofit.”  The piece described how organizations can participate in their communities by volunteering and gave suggestions of some local volunteer opportunities. The article also discussed about joining a network or training group to strengthen the nonprofit community. Great ideas. It made… Read more »

Thankful for Work

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  –Melodie Beattie, self-help book author I know the words “thankful” and “work” typically do not go together.  Yet, we spend so much time at work, completing work projects, checking emails and social media, and building our professional skills and… Read more »

Positive Communication Rebel Part Two: The Lifters

In my previous blog, I discussed encounters I had with people who took negative situations and used positive communications to see tremendous results in their organizations.  Let’s now focus attention on positive communication rebels who are what I call “The Lifters”.  These are people that you are acquainted with who through their positive interactions raise… Read more »

Positive Communication Rebels

Negativity surrounds us every day.  From the media to co-worker gossip, we are faced with a non-stop ambush of negative information and feedback.  Even the word “rebel” in the title has a negative connotation. But does it have to?  For five minutes, I would like to acknowledge three positive communication rebels who are striking down… Read more »

5 Types of Employee Benefit Communication Errors

This blog is the first in a two-part series on benefit communication errors and bad benefit coverage assumptions. With benefits open enrollment right around the corner for many organizations, now is a great time to evaluate the success of employee benefits communication plans.  I have learned during my career that a consistent, multi-avenue approach is… Read more »

Importance of Vacation

Ah summer.  The time when many of us take a vacation.  But wait you say.  No time for vacation.  No money for vacation.  Afraid you’ll lose your job if you take vacation time.  This blog is for all of the save-my-vacation time and don’t-need-a-vacation employees and the employers who let this happen. With so much… Read more »