Making Meetings Matter – Our 5 Favorite Meeting Activities

“Welcome to this week’s meeting. I would like to begin by doing an icebreaker.” *Audible groan and visible slouching in seats.* Meetings. Nearly every professional has them, some dread them, most do them wrong. Below you will see our top 5 favorite icebreakers meeting activities to lighten the mood and build community on your team before […]

Finding A Little Free Library – Sharing Books with Strangers

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 in a few weeks ago. Right there, across the street […]

Melissa’s Summer Bucket List

Summer, summer, summertime! We are approaching my favorite time of year – when the weather is warm hot and people are happier. There have been a few summers though, that have passed without really any significant memory. So this year, I made a small bucket list. Emphasis on small, because the more I put on […]

How Cedar Crest College RAs Raise The Tide

As an intern with Swift Kick, I learned about the Core Values and the their importance in every-day life. During staff meetings with my RAs here at Cedar Crest, I realize how each member of our team has used these Core Values without even knowing what they are. Recently they were planning out their Building […]

9 Quotes About Leadership from Richard Branson

Let’s face it, having limitless resources would be amazing. But so would inspiring and creating real, sustainable change in our world. Luckily, there are people in this world who do both. Richard Branson* was a high school drop-out with dyslexia and now is one of the most influential people in the world. Take a look at what this […]

How the Dictionary, and 6 Famous People, Define Community

According to dictionary.com, one of the definitions of the word community is “similar character; agreement; identity.” Here at Swift Kick, we believe that people become better versions of themselves when they are connected to a strong community. We aren’t the only ones who feel this way…#TeamHuman         Which one of these quotes […]

How a Rangers Hockey Game Made Me Cry – New York’s Steven McDonald

Madison Square Garden, April 9th, 2017. I am wearing my fiance’s too-big Rangers jersey, standing next to a father and son in Penguins jerseys. The game has not started yet, but we are all on our feet, Penguins fans included. We are honoring the late NYPD officer Steven McDonald. Tears force their way past my […]

Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do Anywhere

T-9 days until Random Acts of Kindness Day and we can’t wait! We know it can be tough to think of new ways to be kind to people. To help you plan your R.A.K.s, here’s a list of things you can do…anywhere! Kindness for your team: Leave compliments for each team member to find before your […]

3 Easy Ways to Build Stronger Communities

Wanting to build stronger communities doesn’t have to be laborious. In an environment conducive to communicating, having fun, and working together, teams can build themselves naturally. I have three tips to share with anyone who wants to add some flare to their communities. Most of these things happen naturally, and none of them take specific skills or extraneous effort. Follow […]

3 Reasons Free Coffee Made Me Feel More Welcome at Work

Let’s just get this out of the way – yes, coffee is amazing in its own right. Seriously, I am Italian. I am pretty sure when I get a blood test, the results come back 100% espresso. Amazing things like coffee should be put to good use. This is what I realized one morning, walking […]