SWIFT KICK BLOG

Lessons and know-how on building a culture where everyone feels welcomed, connected and engaged.

  • Teamwork makes the dream work!  How many times have you heard that quote and wanted to quit your job on the spot? Yeah, us too. Believe it or not, there are quotes out there that will actually inspire you to build a great team culture.......

  • A day where people all over the country, and possibly the world, are giving out hugs all at once can sound intimidating. But we want you to know that participating in Free Hugs Day is simple. You really don’t need much to spread some joy......

  • When you hear the word retreat what comes to mind? For me, retreat means: bonding, connecting, team building, goal setting, reflection, fun for all, and taking steps forwar Looking at that list of words and planning my first retreat sounded scary. Do I know my......

  • A book report on Peter Rabbit… Peter Rabbit is this stupid book, About this stupid rabbit who steals Vegetables from other peoples’ gardens. (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17) Hmm. 83 to go. While reading the above, some of you may have read that and ended up confused. For those of......

  • The team had nicknamed their boss “Lunch Box” so they could talk trash about him in the company chat room without him noticing. As if that’s not sad enough, what’s even sadder is that Lunch Box didn’t even know his team had nicknamed him Lunch......

  • I have attended video meetings while in the basement of Grand Central, on a train, walking down the street, in a car, and in a coffee shop. We live in a world where we can be at work without actually being there, and it’s awesome.......

  • You’ve probably heard of emotional intelligence. But what about cultural intelligence? Do you have it? Does your team? If you ever interact with humans, you should probably level up on these skills. This episode of the Swift Kickin’ It Show is for team leaders who......

  • My generation gets a bad reputation for a lot of things! We get called out for not being politically engaged, wanting more “me time” and less work time, laziness, and bouncing from job to job more frequently than a small child changes their favorite color.......

  • Incorrect audio supplies…check. Main point of contact not in the office…check. Audience is less than a third of what was expected…check. Clicker sensor is too far to reach my position at the front of the room…check. Are you sensing a theme here? Sometimes, (all of......

  • I pulled over in the middle of nowhere on I-80 next to a herd of cows because it was the only WiFi signal I was able to find for the last 40 miles. I tethered my phone to my laptop and dialed into our team’s......

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