How I made good on my promise to do something completely unrelated to work…

How I made good on my promise to do something completely unrelated to work…

Some of you may remember that I made a promise to do something completely unrelated to work, because work/life balance is important. I mean, how can I talk the talk and not walk the walk? I must confess that I'm a little late on making good on the promise, but I did it! I took [...]

The 3 Key Lessons from Sailing that are Important for your Business.

The 3 Key Lessons from Sailing that are Important for your Business.

Recently, our team went on a trip to Newport, RI. It was a blast. The weather was perfect. The food was delicious! The company was fantastic. One of the last days we were there, we all went on a sailing tour (equipped with champagne, of course). I quickly realized that there are a few key [...]

This is probably the most important thing to have in your professional life.

This is probably the most important thing to have in your professional life.

Work/life balance: a phrase often heard, and rarely exercised! For me, even when I'm taking time off, I'm working in some capacity. Take last Wednesday, for example. I went to a coffee shop to work and a friend came to hang out with me. I'm pretty sure all of my friends are under the understanding [...]

Professional workplaces are catching up with the times. Here’s how…

Professional workplaces are catching up with the times. Here’s how…

Did you ever go to Bring Your Kid To Work Day with your parents? Do you remember what their office looked like? How everyone dressed? How everyone acted? Where everyone worked? I went to work with my mom once. I was bored out of my mind, and the whole experience made me promise myself that [...]

How to handle an awkward situation at work…

How to handle an awkward situation at work…

Picture this. Yours truly had just received a managerial promotion a short while ago, and Administrator Professional's Day rolls around. The organization holds a grand breakfast for the Admin Professionals in the office. There is fruit and granola and yogurt (oh my!). I'm still doing administration work alongside my employees, so I'm under the impression [...]