The monster spewing fire. Those tiny, “unhelping” hands. That thrashing, destructive tail. Where’ve I’ve seen this movie before? Oh yeah. The office.
It’s that time again. Before heading out to face the working world, newly minted graduates will gather last minute instruction from parents and high-powered commencement speakers. From 'save your money' to 'save your bacon', here's our take on this topic.Read More
The folks at OfficeTime.net asked survey respondents about their rationale for “wasting time” at work and at least 64% of respondents attributed their lost time to 1) feeling stress and 2) lack of inspiration. I assert that these two answers are very much related, and readily addressed. Read Sir Mick Jagger’s famous lips…Read More
Compensation is more than a good salary and benefits. Employees want to be paid fairly, do work that’s meaningful, and they want to be heard. Retaining key employees requires training our leadership teams to listen, a skill that can be a challenge for the more powerful among us…Read More
My friend Amy G. recently visited Northern Vermont and we agreed to meet up in beautiful downtown Middlebury. Efficiently getting to Middlebury for me meant driving through a steep, meandering, mountain switchback road: the Appalachian Gap of Vermont’s Green Mountains.
I was a bit taken aback to see in this month’s edition of 'HR Magazine', an HR Jobs Pulse Survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management, in which nearly half of the HR respondents who said that they plan to seek new employment in the near future said they would be “seeking a better organizational/corporate culture." What? HR professionals? Then what about the rest of us?
No matter where you ended your academic career, I am confident that you and every adult you know can do basic math: addition & subtraction. Why is it then, that no matter where you’ve spent your working career, you’ve no doubt encountered people who seem to have mastered only one of these basic skills: subtraction?Read More
There’s a pretty well known story about big events occurring over the course of 40 days: I know you know the epic tale. While we certainly can’t compete with that story, our next 40 days promise –not a flood- but a terrific series of events here at Timely Transformations. Here are the three ways we’re going to ‘make it rain’ in the next 40 days:Read More
That box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers you give your significant other on Valentine's Day is a thoughtful token of your feelings. When the chocolates are gone and the flowers have wilted, however, wouldn't it be nice to know you've given a gift that will endure?Read More
While most women do not need any particular justification to sport a terrific pair of shoes, I offer up what may be a novel one, anyway. When what we say and how we say it really matters; when we have to be at our very best - even if nobody can see us - our uniform must include a pair of professional slippers.Read More
In my former life as a martial artist, I encountered a number of women in self-defense classes who said that they could never hurt anyone and that in response to any form of brutality, they’d rather be hurt than hurt someone else. The instructor’s response to this selfless position was to always ask the student if there was someone else they could think of who might also be harmed if the non-combatant student were harmed. A child? A parent? A puppy waiting at home? If the student was not willing to defend herself, she was asked to look for sufficient reason outside herself to spur her to action.Read More
I’ve recently returned from a business trip to Munich and Tel Aviv. This was my second trip to Tel Aviv this year, and I was once again reminded of how quickly our outward appearance can lead to incorrect assumptions about us.Read More
As I dive into a new musical theater role, (The Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood), for a summer production at The Skinner Barn, I’m reminded that one doesn’t have to look far in popular culture for amusing and sometimes powerful examples of good emotional intelligence.Read More
One of the benefits of being attached to Peter include getting to sit in on closed rehearsals for whatever production the Skinner Barn is hosting for its summer season. This summer’s production, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ features a rather large cast with varied backgrounds.Read More