April 2012 Posts

Monday Zen: Sitting Bull and the Strength of Compassion

In the history books, Sitting Bull is depicted as a violent warrior, but to his descendants in the Lakota tribe, he’s known as a spiritual leader of compassion, generosity, humility and fortitude. His great grandson, Ernie LaPointe, recently spoke with […]

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Spring Planting

Spring is here and I have my usual feelings of excitement over planting flowers and making improvements to our yard. I often wonder where this passion has come from and then I think of my dad who has been gone […]

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Internal Branding: Aligning Multiple Brands Under One Corporation

With the constant flow of buy-ins, buy-outs and big corporate takeovers, the internal identity of an organization can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. An employee with a confident feeling about their company may become insecure about who they work […]

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The Biggest Mistake In Change Management

What’s the biggest mistake you could possibly make in managing change at your company?  The absolute worst mistake you could make would be to tell the employees something that would make them feel better, but might not be true. For […]

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Brainstorming With Index Cards

Despite all the technology available today, I still go back again and again to the low-tech solution of index cards. Index cards are an incredible brainstorming tool, whether you’re working alone or with a group. They not only allow you […]

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Summer Fun with Kids in Atlanta

Summer is almost here! What are you going to do with your kids? Atlanta is full of great places to take the kids, but after you go to the zoo, Imagine It, the aquarium, the World of Coke and the […]

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Change Marketing: Think Happy Thoughts

People by nature are reluctant to change. Both personally and professionally, there seems to almost always be a level of angst accompanying the word “change”. We’re set in our ways, we know what’s expected of us and, more than anything, […]

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To Drive Traffic to Your Intranet, Start Over.

There are a lot of things you can do to drive traffic to your intranet. We often recommend an approach that encourages two-way communication. Online contests and forums allow employees to participate and help them build a vested interest in […]

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How Important Are Enhanced Employee Benefits?

Do special benefits hook employees? As the employment market shifts back to companies having to compete for top talent, many will incorporate extra perks to attract and keep employees. At Evernote, all employees get free professional housecleaning twice a month. […]

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This Week at The Office…

Tribe employee Sara Lynn Duquette unsuccessfully attempts to walk her cat on a leash, much to the amusement of the cat and the other animals in the house. “Vinnie” Vincenzio Salvatore Scaloppini, (commonly known around the neighborhood as the grandfather […]

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