Having Your BestDay

If you believe the national surveys, only 30% of employees enjoy what they do for a living. Life is too short to waste our time doing something that does not inspire us. Sometimes we just need to see the examples of others to help us chart our own course. When we meet people who love their craft - they inspire us.

Our blog, “Having Your BestDay”, are personal first-hand experiences graciously provided by members of our team, as well as other thoughts that inspire us, information that makes us think, and insights we have learned over time.

Diana's Best Day

Diana's Best Day

When I sat down to think about what my best day at work looked like, I struggled a bit. No matter where I have worked, or what I have been doing, I have always noticed there are two versions of the same place.

Are you happy

Are you happy

Are you happy? Yes, talking to you. Hey, I have all the time in the world while I wait for an answer!

A Tsunami is Upon Us - A Work Tsunami

A Tsunami is Upon Us - A Work Tsunami

My Father worked for the same organization for 36 years. Dramatically, 40% of my sons' generation believe they are going to be entrepreneurs. This incredible change in generational attitudes about work becomes more foreboding for employers as the average stay of younger employees hovers around three years.

It’s just stuff

It’s just stuff

Funny to me that as true as that concept is - that it is always about the relationships and how we treat each other - in the work setting there are times we quickly forget that.

Journey vs Destination

Journey vs Destination

"The journey must be enjoyed or else the destination is never reached."

Heading for the second mountain

Heading for the second mountain

If the first mountain is about building up the ego and defining the self, the second is about shedding the ego and dissolving the self. If the first mountain is about acquisition, the second mountain is about contribution.

I missed the entire Springsteen concert!

I missed the entire Springsteen concert!

July 12, 1984. I am sitting on the grass at Alpine Valley, Wisconsin with my best friend Eric and his younger sister Juli. We are there, wait for it, at the "Born in the USA" tour to see Bruce Springsteen. Yeah, THAT tour!

No, no, not me

No, no, not me

One of the organizations I worked for was full of small “p” politics. Our employee recognition program should have given out Emmy Awards as there was more drama than a day-time soap opera. Looking back now, the headwaters of the drama came from a lack of trust, a lack of accountability, and self-preservation skills that had been learned over time.



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