Category: Managing

Why your work needs to be purpose-driven

Purpose-driven work might sound like something for non-profits or companies that have some specific do-good mission. But as I was reminded this week, every person and every organization needs work that has a purpose. Working with a shared purpose is an enormous factor as to whether or not your project (no matter how worthy) gains traction …

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Those who give, receive

This article was originally printed in the October issue of the Business Journal. We’ve all heard the adage “it is better to give than to receive.” We think of it in the context of helping a child learn the power of being generous instead of being greedy. Turns out that it is very smart business, …

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There are times when blinders actually work

I almost always advocate that you take action in a troublesome situation. But there are times when it is advantageous to put on your blinders. Grace reminded me of that advice the other night, along with offering clues to the appropriate time to take cover. This past week in New Hampshire, we’ve had some thunderstorms …

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Are you going above and beyond in your work?

With crazy workloads and busy schedules, it’s probably hard to imagine going above and beyond your own job responsibilities. Finding time for all the things on your own ‘to-do’ list is hard enough. But if you want to leave a memorable impression, that’s precisely what you need to do. And it doesn’t always have to …

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Robin interviews friend and colleague Brandie Hinen

In this short interview, Robin talks with Brandie Hinen, founder of PowerHouse Learning about her work, including how she helps business leaders improve inefficiencies, her ideal customer(s), lessons learned, and motivators. Robin and Brandie are long-time friends and colleagues; we collaborate with clients whenever we can. During this fun conversation, Brandie sprinkles in practical leadership tips, such as how …

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Getting Results from a Dreamer Worker

Which is better? Having innovative new ideas or putting those concepts in action? It’s a logical conclusion that ideas and implementation have equal importance. What good would brilliant ideas be if they go no where? And where would we be without the creative thinkers who dream beyond existing limitations? Yet I can bet that we’ve …

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