Will Email and Social Media Ruin Your Post-COVID Vacation?

With or Without Your Cell phone

With or Without?

Be honest. Were you constantly checking your company email and social media accounts this resent holiday weekend?

The summer vacation season “officially” started with the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. although it is likely to look very different in these post-pandemic days. Since the advent of the Internet, most of us find that we’re tethered to our smart phones because business colleagues and clients expect that we’ll be available 24/7, even when on vacation or PTO (Paid Time Off).

We all know we need a break from work to refresh ourselves whether we’ve been working from at-home or in the office. Harvard calls this predictable time off. In a study of consultants at Boston Consulting Group, Harvard researchers learned that productivity improved when consultants were …Read more…

Happy Thanksgiving To You and Your Loved Ones

In celebrating Thanksgiving, we’d like to pay special tribute to Joyce Newman, founder of The Newman Group, who influenced the professional and personal lives of thousands of people, and Maya Angelou, the author and poet whose magical words and expressions Fotolia_24795853_XS-300x3001always got to the heart of the human experience.

Joyce passed away in January 2017 after valiantly battling a very aggressive and treatment-resistant form of Multiple Myeloma for just over two years. She wanted nothing more than to continue living and loving life and to continue her work.

Maya passed away in 2014 but her sentiments, like Joyce’s, will continue to inspire generations to come. A favorite of Joyce’s that is often used in presentations is:
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

It’s so easy to toss off a stinging criticism or to ignore a job well done. We know it’s thoughtless but we make the excuse that we didn’t mean it or didn’t have time to extend a compliment.

Maya reminds us that our actions have lasting consequences. So let’s get into the holiday spirit with other inspirational quotes from this iconic woman: …Read more…

Happy Independence Day

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Mentoring Creates a Lasting and Treasured Personal Bond

Mentor SignboardPossibly you’ve never had a formal mentor, but like many of us, you’ve been mentored and have mentored others.

It just wasn’t called mentoring because you didn’t put a name tag on helping another person become better at her job and more skilled at building professional relationships.

Why Be a Mentor?

Mentoring means different things to different people. Very large organizations have mentoring programs …Read more…