Tuesday, April 22, 2014
To earn a professional designation, or not? This is a question I have been struggling with in my own business for quite some time. Some are more costly than others, and will take years to earn. Some designation programs fit your business better than others. It can be difficult to weigh the potential return on your investment, but the upside is tremendous! In some markets, especially metro regions...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Four of my best friends from New York City came to visit recently. As we all got ready for brunch on the first morning, I showed them where the towels were and then carefully explained how to use the hair dryer.
“The plastic piece that you use to turn it off and on broke last year, so you have to use this tiny metal screw,” I said, demonstrating how to properly stick said screw into the hair...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Many of you have probably heard by now of the NAAEI Leadership Experience, which is a two-day course that teaches mid-level managers how to successfully lead, inspire and motivate. What you may not realize is that we are offering two scholarships to attend the course, and the March 14 application deadline is quickly approaching.The Alexandra Jackiw Leadership Scholarship and the William W....
Thursday, March 6, 2014
M&M’s—the candy that melts in your mouth, not in your hand—are delightful. M&M’s—managers and meetings—are not.
Let me back up a step before I’m asked to pack my belongings and turn in my key card. Managers and meetings are necessary components of most office environments. But as many lower-level employees can attest, it often seems like M&M’s require time that could otherwise be...