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Thought for food: Tips for bringing grub to the workplace

May 14, 2018
Everyone means well. Food is fun, and we all grew up hearing that we shouldn’t waste it. But what role should it play in the workplace?

Parent power: How raising children can make you a better manager

April 13, 2018
Becoming a parent obviously changes one’s personal life. However, the effects of such a monumental event often extend beyond the home front and into the office.

Onward & upward: How to use career pathing to support employees’ development

March 23, 2018
Want to retain more of your top performing employees, increase engagement and productivity, and support their interests and future goals? Introduce your team to career pathing.

Cure your energy crisis!

March 9, 2018

Staff look tired and dragging their feet? Here are the causes and cures.

Boost your emotional intelligence to become a better manager

February 23, 2018
Leaders who possess emotional intelligence are more impactful at managing teams and working symbiotically with others. Here’s a deeper look at what it really entails, and how to intentionally take steps to improve yours.

Match game: How to build and get the most out of a mentorship program

February 9, 2018
Want to grow leaders, pass along the culture of your firm, or convince new hires that the company is vested in their career development? Encouraging mentorship might be your answer.

So I started sending my team a weekly motivational email …

January 21, 2018

A few years ago I began the habit of getting up earlier and writing in my journal, taking the time to be reflective, appreciative, and grateful. I gradually felt compelled to share these positive and uplifting stories that I had discovered with others. I decided to start by sending a weekly email to the thirty people on my team at Acceleration Partners. The email was originally called “Friday Inspiration,” and I sent it out each Friday morning to the whole company.

Self-assessment in 2018: Be a better manager this year

December 30, 2017

Pondering just three questions can help you evaluate how far you’ve come as a manager, identify what obstacles still remain in your path, and reveal whether your actions align with your managerial mission.

Finding purpose: How to help employees connect with meaning in their jobs

November 21, 2017
Managers who understand what employees value have an opportunity to inspire them to find a purpose for their work that they can embrace, and connect to a deeper meaning and increased engagement in their work.

Yule school: Handling workplace distractions during the holidays

November 10, 2017

No manager wants to come across as Scrooge, but all of the interruptions to “business as usual” during the holiday season can make any leader not so jolly.