The Ivy Lee Method of Time Management

Have you ever felt your unofficial motto is “I’ll do it later”?  If you’re nodding your head, you’re not alone. Time management often feels like squeezing a sleeping bag back into its tiny bag — seemingly impossible. But fear not, because I’m here to guide you through mastering time management and introduce you to your […]

How to Give Good Feedback to Your Team

Have you ever tried giving feedback and felt like you were either walking on eggshells or tossing a grenade?  Feedback is the thing we all love to give but hate to receive. Let’s face it: Feedback sessions sometimes feel like you’re about to ruin someone’s day or yours. Seventy-five percent of employees believe feedback is […]

How To Run Great Team Meetings

Have you ever sat through a team meeting and thought it was a total waste of time?  Yeah, me too. But guess what? Meetings don’t have to be the workplace equivalent of a root canal. Meetings have the potential to be powerful and productive… if you do them right. Harvard Business Review found that 71% […]

How To Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

“What’s your personal goal?” I asked him. “To go to the gym,” he responded. “Great! How many times?” I asked. “Three times per week,” he responded. “Great! For how long?” “45 minutes.” “Great! Is that 45 minutes for all three sessions or 45 minutes per session?” “Each session.” “Great! Lastly, is this something you’ll have […]

How to Run an Effective Brainstorming Session

Have you ever been in a brainstorming session that felt more like a brain-draining session? Brainstorming sessions get a bad rap, but the end result of a great brainstorming session is exactly what leaders want: Creative ideas, team bonding, and new energy. But most people are bad at running brainstorming sessions because no one ever […]

Bringing Mindfulness Into Your Team

Mindfulness in the workplace – I know. I know. Some of you are like, “Dude, stop with the meditation-wasting time stuff and get to work!” But hear me out. Mindfulness is more than a wellness trend. Did you know that, according to a study by Aetna, mindfulness programs can increase productivity by an average of […]

And the Winning 2024 #FreeHugs Postcard Is…

Thank you to everyone who has participated by submitting wonderful designs and voting for our 2024 #FreeHugs postcard! We are so grateful to Lydia Mencer for such creative contributions. She designed four wonderful postcards for us, and through your votes, one was chosen! Lydia attends the University of Delaware and is an extremely talented artist. […]

How to Achieve Perfect Team Alignment in Three Simple Steps

Teamwork makes the dream work! Can I see a show of hands, how many of you resonate with that phrase?  Only a few hands are going up. Some of you may be recalling your school days, cringing at the memory of group projects. Well, for better or worse, group projects are a part of our […]

What Are Hygienic Motivators, and Why Are They Crucial for Team Retention?

They call it a flash fire because the fire happens so fast. That’s what it felt like when the group’s manager asked for feedback on ways management could better support their employees.  With 400 people in the room, you can see how quickly the venting session ramped up and soured the mood in the room. […]

Creating an Effective Onboarding Process for New Members in Your Organization

Keep burning your cash in the bonfire, or create a successful onboarding/orientation program for your new people and watch retention rates skyrocket. Considering the fact that 50% of all hourly workers leave new jobs within the first 120 days and what a student does within the first 90 days of entering college determines their behavior […]

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