Mar 2019

Effective Communication: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

One of the most common “easier said than done” scenarios that I’m sure many of us face on a regular, if not daily, basis is that of simple communication. It’s almost funny to think how often it happens that we find ourselves in a situation where we have a clear message in mind, and when… Read More


Oct 2017

Response: The 15 Minute Technique

Last month, I was flattered to see that my coworker Sarah had mentioned me in her blog post addressing the “15 Minute Technique,” wherein a person devotes several small blocks of just 15 minutes a day to focus on big-picture projects and initiatives. This had originally come up as part of a conversation over lunch… Read More


Sep 2017

Robot In A Suit – The Value of Friendly Professionalism

“It’s not what you say, but how you say it” – a message I’ve addressed several times in the past in a handful of different ways. The way that a message is communicated, the very method of delivery itself, carries equal (oftentimes even greater) value than the words themselves. And, let’s be honest: while the… Read More


Aug 2017

On the Clock with Timely Thoughts

Time is a funny concept to talk about. It’s one of the main driving forces behind most facets of our lives; morning alarm clocks, work schedules, social calendars, they all serve to keep us on track with the important day-to-day tasks and engagements that we face. We seem to surround ourselves with countless ways of… Read More


Jul 2017

White-Collar Zen: Keeping a Cool Head in the Modern World

What popped into your mind the instant you read the word “Zen” in the title above? Rock gardens and bonsai trees, maybe? Bamboo. Tea. Meditating monks. I’d be willing to bet that at least a few of these mental images leapt into your head. Conversely, I doubt that when “Zen” is mentioned that very many… Read More


Jun 2017

Get The Message?

You can’t not communicate. No, that double-negative isn’t a typo or clerical error. Rather, it is a very simple truth. Communication happens every moment of every minute of every day of our lives beyond the simple spoken word. Voice inflection, gestures, habits, they send volumes of information to the people around us. Even when we… Read More


May 2017

Making A List, Checking It Twice

I’ll be the first to admit, I often find myself feeling a bit like Santa Clause. It’s not because I have a strange penchant for the color red (I do), a flowing white beard (at least not as of yet) or a fascination with making toys (take my word for it, you do not want… Read More


Apr 2017

The Mentality of the Busy Bee

It’s no secret that we are a culture that loves to keep ourselves busy. Maybe a little too much. It’s an idea that is consistently stressed and pressed upon us, that if you’re not constantly hard at work, you’re not looking hard enough for work to be done. With the mentality of the busy bee… Read More


Mar 2017

Ask and you Will Receive – But Ask for what you Need

It’s no surprise that college grads are looking for work. As we (finally) escape the bone-freezing chill of winter (for most of us at least) and enter the allergy-laden embrace of spring, we look to the horizon with the knowledge that college graduation season is just around the corner. And with it, the seasonal influx… Read More


Feb 2017

Don’t Lose Sight of Living – Making Time for what’s Important

With the New Year off and running, I thought it might be nice to take some time to talk about the importance of making time. I know, it’s something we’ve all heard before countless times in countless ways, but I wanted to put a bit of a different spin on things this time around. When… Read More