SWIFT KICK BLOG

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

  • It’s Wednesday morning and Melissa walks into the office. “Sabina, why are you staring at me?” -twitch– unintelligible string of words – “proofread crossword. travel Tom, ring bearer gift” – twitch– Somehow, some way, she understood me. This is what happens when your wedding is four......

  • September 18, 2017 set the date for yet another amazing Swift Kick team retreat day for the beginning of Q4! This quarter brought forth even more amazing and crazy memories from the Swift Kick family that I will happily share with you. For this quarterly......

  • Dear Diary, Here we go again. There have been quite a few times in my life that I started journaling then very quickly gave up or forgot about you as a way to process and document what’s is going on in my life. Sometimes, I......

  • My day started off by prepping for an upcoming monthly financial team meeting. Then I went into one-on-one meetings with my direct reports. Lastly, I finished my day by speaking at a leadership conference. To effectively perform each of these activities, I needed a different set......

  • It’s not every day that a bench appears on a suburban corner, out of nowhere. Even less often, that bench is accompanied by a mysterious metal box full of books. Yet, that is exactly what I noticed while driving through the town I grew up......

  • Raise your hand if you’ve experienced meetings that were a waste of time.  Raise your hand if you’ve experienced the chaos that happens without meetings. Meetings – they are necessary, but only useful when done right. At some of my previous jobs, there weren’t any......

  • How many times have you run around passing out fliers to only have 5 people at your event? Have you spent hours crafting Facebook events, emails and Tweets to only get 2 likes and one person who shows up from social media? How many times......

  • For the past few weeks we have learned about why Icebreakers are important, how they are effective and ineffective. So, to end this crash course, let’s review some different types of icebreakers. Options are important! You never want your audience to get bored by using the......

  • Recently we talked about effective Icebreakers. But what about ineffective Icebreakers? Why is it important to know about them? You never want your group or organization to experience an ineffective icebreaker. These are the main reasons why people do not like icebreakers. Ineffective Icebreakers …......

  • July 10th, 2017 marked the day of the Swift Kick Q3 retreat!  With that date also came me, Ryan Lingle, the “noob” to Swift Kick. Upon arriving at the SKHQ address, I was immediately confused.  I got out of my Uber, looked around at all......