7 Deadly Habits of the Holidays

Can I hang a 'Closed for the Holidays' sign around my neck? Too obvious?

It’s that time of year again, when budget and reporting deadlines are down to the wire and holiday party invitations are flying at you faster than you can whip up a batch of eggnog.

Now is the time to remember that your most important resource is YOU!

So take a deep breath, silence your phone and you may just keep your sanity for 2014.

Accommodation. It’s time to make peace with saying ‘No’. Friends and co-workers will understand if you can’t participate in every project or activity. Bowing out of some things sets reasonable expectations for everyone. Saying you won’t …read more

Make That Connection Personal

Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, smartphones, and other social media tools mean we can pass messages much faster and more frequently. With everyone in a time crunch and trying to cover as much ground as possible, these tools can help us, especially when we need to transmit messages to many people. However, these tools also serve as a wall that protects us from real interactions.

In their book The Generosity Network Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey C. Walker and Karl Weber show us how person-to-person connections lead to discovery, growth—and often amazing results. Below they give us some tips to make our …read more

Is Generation C Really Connected?


Somewhere along the line of naming generational groups from Baby Boomers to Gen X to Millennials and on down, someone decided to name the current generation moving into adulthood Generation C. They’re the Connected Generation—connected through Facebook, Twitter, Meetup and all of the other social networking tools that were birthed along with them.

Thanks to the internet we can take online courses, interact with co-workers on Skype, play virtual games and share our life stories in a blog. Technology now makes it possible to graduate from college, find a job, perform a day’s work and get a date without …read more