SWIFT KICK BLOG

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

  • Lights, camera, action! As an actor, these are words that I am very familiar with. “Capsule”, “CRM”, and “cold calls,” however, are words that scared me a few months ago. I recently graduated from Columbia University with my MFA in acting. Right before graduation, I......

  • Every day, we are presented with information about how people function in the workplace. For those of you that are team leaders, it means having a constant eye on everything from personality types to staff development opportunities. The trouble is, not everything we hear or......

  • I live and die by my work calendar, so I was annoyed that one of my team members had missed her one-on-one meeting with me. She did so without offering to reschedule or let me know personally that she was going to miss it. Turns......

  • My husband has a running joke with literally everyone we know that “Sabina doesn’t actually do any work.” To most people on the outside looking in, Swift Kick spends business hours being ridiculously silly and having fun. I often get asked, “Hey, I see all......

  • Brainstorming often gets a bad rap. One study that gets quoted over and over says that group brainstorming is ineffective and pointless. Is it really? How can you have a really good brainstorm with your team? These are the questions… This episode of the Swift......

  • It’s time. My Swift Kick internship journey has come to an end. This was a 6-month endeavor that involved the challenging and informative processes of how  a small company in New York can have such an impact on the culture of so many communities. Here......

  • Each year, we ask a student artist in our Dance Floor Theory community to create a new design for our annual postcard. As we move into another year, we need your help in picking the final design! Thanks to the incredibly talented Katie, we have three new designs to......

  • In NYC, there are plenty of opportunities to be confused. Whether it be Naked Cowboy – an NYC staple – or a reminder to Love Allways. [As a member of the grammar and spelling police, the latter example quickly captured my attention.] Strikingly, these opportunities for confusing......

  • Our team was wasting two hours of time after each training. That means with the 90 trainings we did in 2017, our team wasted a total of 180 hours. That’s almost a month of wasting time! What happened? After every training, we had a process......

  • Sometimes, I feel a little like a Disney princess. Let me explain. The SKHQ office is located in a building in the financial district of Manhattan, on the 20th floor. Every morning I sweep in, juggling my coffee, my phone, whatever book I am reading,......