Sparking Motivation During Halloween

Have you celebrated Halloween at work before? If you have not or are looking to, there are great ideas to propose to your work team. Not only does celebrating Halloween allow everyone’s sweet tooth to kick in, it can spark motivation among your employees. Having all workers come together to create traditions can drive teamwork…

How the lessons of Range apply to non-profit organizations

Brittany Quinn The book that has stayed with me the most this year to date is Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein. While I have always assumed that the “10,000-Hour Rule” (attributed to Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers) meant that we need to have hyper-specialized experts in order to succeed, Epstein…

Handling Interruptions in Meetings

One of the challenging and uncomfortable situations in the workplace, is handling interruptions in meetings in a professional manner. Forbes referred to two types of interruptions: Collaborative interruption: when someone jumps in to express agreement or reinforce and expressed idea. Intrusive interruption: an intrusion that changes the subject, redirects the discussion, or hijacks the conversation…