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Where Is the Love? Building Belonging in an Age of Divisiveness

Kim Samuel | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact
Kim Samuel

There were many memorable moments at last week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from speeches by global leaders like Chinese President Xi...

5 Megatrends That Will Change the Face of Business in 2017

Eric Mosley | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Eric Mosley

The global technology revolution has changed the world. Self-driving cars, missions to Mars, advances in medicine and robots powered by artificial int...

How Amazing Companies See 'People'

Karin Volo | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Karin Volo

Without people working together, we wouldn't have companies that are growing and bringing value to the world. It's as simple as that. As we've said, w...

A Piece of Colored Ribbon

Randy Pennington | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Years ago I had one of those "aha" moments that stay with you for a lifetime. It occurred as I visited the U.S. Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eus...

'A New '3 R's' for Back to School: Respect, Recognition, and Reciprocity

Kim Samuel | Posted 08.30.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

When it comes to our schools and students, there's a well-developed consensus that the traditional "3 R's" of reading, writing, and arithmetic serve as the basic skills and habits students need to succeed by purely academic standards. But what do they need to build successful, meaningful lives?

Organizations Are Serious About The 'No Jerks' Policy When Hiring

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

One bad apple can disrupt a work environment and wreak havoc on communication, trust, and collegial relationships -- not to mention productivity. Protecting your team with a "No Jerks" hiring policy is smart and goes a long way to cultivating and preserving a harmonious and high functioning workplace.

Inside An Award Committee - The Takeaways

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

For the last few years, I have had the pleasure of being a member of the Hauppauge Industrial Association, Business Achievement Awards committee. For...

Mindful Workplace Culture? Let's Talk R&R

Women’s iLab | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Women’s iLab

During my early childhood, adolescent, and younger adult years, I remember these cherished and vivid memories of my mother sitting-cheerfully and pleasantly-at either the kitchen or dining room table with a pen and note card in hand, writing vivaciously to friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors- detailed and thoughtful notes embodying an unwavering and bountiful sense of love, gratitude and appreciation.

Drive People Crazy: Create An Unforgettable Personal Brand For Your Start-Up or Career Part 1

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Alona Elkayam

If Momma were the decision maker, I might have gotten that job offer I lost a few years ago because they thought I wasn't someone who rolled up their sleeves. Didn't they hear me say I started my own award-winning, multi-million dollar agency in the most cut-throat city in the world?

Top 3 Mistakes Most Managers Make

Heather Younger | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Heather Younger

In my role, I often meet with employee focus groups and leaders of organizations. While on one side I am privy to what employees think of their manager's effectiveness, I also see first-hand some of the key mistakes that block managers' ability to be their best. Below are the top five mistakes I see managers make in their role as manager.

If You Want a Culture of Continuous Improvement, Create a Culture of Recognition.

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

In many of the companies I have worked for they believe that you shouldn't praise people for just doing their job because that's what they get paid for. This type of thinking is something that I just cannot subscribe to and unfortunately is much more common than it should be.

To Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Thank a Nurse

Amanda Krantz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Amanda Krantz

Nurses are burned out and need our appreciation! In honor of National Nurses Week, we made this short video love-letter to nurses featuring the photos of care staff at partnering organizations.

Show Me the Honey

Randy Pennington | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

The best leaders apply common sense principles about life to the challenges and opportunities of influencing others. The least effective ones seemingl...

Mama's Facebook Felicitations

Teresa Carlton | Posted 04.26.2016 | Parents
Teresa Carlton

The next time you are tempted to roll your eyes and are considering writing a snarky comment that says, "congra-feckin-lations" under some supermom's post, reconsider.

Confronting Attawapiskat's PTSD: The Painful Trauma of Spiritual Disconnection

Kim Samuel | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

The tragic events that unfolded this month in the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario are prompting soul-searching as well as sorrow; intros...

Keeping the Spark Alive in Your Relationship Post-Valentine's Day

Rhonda Milrad | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Milrad

While the glow of Valentine's Day is wearing off and you head toward relationship hibernation, think about how you can institute the above behaviors and set up new patterns for your relationship that will result in better communication, an enhanced sense of closeness and, most likely, more physical intimacy.

5 PR Personalities - Which One Are You?

Catriona Pollard | Posted 02.15.2017 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Good PR practice doesn't come naturally to everyone and if you are noticing your competitors in the media, chances are they aware of what good PR prac...

Moms, Marriage & Mindfulness

David Kanegis | Posted 11.10.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As I sit in the wee hours of the morning my mind is drawn to the date. It was two years ago that my Mom moved on to life's next great adventure. I've written a tribute before, yet find myself propelled to share additional random thoughts about her and relationships in general.

Make This The Season for Gratitude and Giving in Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.09.2016 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Hollywood has depicted the stress of the holidays with iconic movies that make us laugh (or cry!) because of the relatability of the zany characters and dysfunctional scenarios in life and career. I encourage you to start this festive season with a different mindset so you don't get caught running on the hamster wheel of stress.

3 Ways That Recognition Reduces Employee Turnover

Eric Mosley | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Eric Mosley

With job openings at a 15-year high, workers are in the driver's seat. It's an employee market.

Joan: Miami, Florida, April 9, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

Because I am now paraplegic and the motorized ramp on my wheelchair van is broken and difficult to open manually, when I pull in to a gas station, many of them have placards on the pumps with phone numbers to call for those with disabilities to get assistance pumping gas.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

'Why Did You Have to Wait Until I Resigned to Let Me Know You Appreciated Me?'

Aenslee Tanner | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Aenslee Tanner

A manager in one of my leadership workshops recounted the sad story of how one of her team members reacted to the heartfelt speech she had made recognizing his contributions on his last day with the company. Unfortunately, this scenario of "too little to late" is far from uncommon.

Disney's Best Ever Example of Motivating Employees

George Bradt | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
George Bradt

The best examples of things that motivate others over the short-term almost always involve surprise and delight. A million years ago I heard this story from Mike Vance about his boss at the time, Walt Disney.

You're Still a Mother on Mother's Day if You've Had a Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Recently, I was asked if it would be appropriate for a man to buy his wife a Mother's Day gift even after the loss of their unborn child.