How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that's been shared. Enjoy this month's treasure - and if it inspires you - be sure to share it with family and friends! For anyone who has worked … Continue reading How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

Out of Office – Part I

For over 11 years I have never missed a Monday. That's right - 582 blogs have been published even though major life transitions like getting married, adding two beautiful boys to our family, extreme busy seasons, seasons where writing inspiration waned, and from locations all over the world. I prioritized consistency, and in doing so, … Continue reading Out of Office – Part I

How to Solve Business Mistakes with Grace and Professionalism

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! We all work to serve … Continue reading How to Solve Business Mistakes with Grace and Professionalism

How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails

“Circling back…” “Just checking in with a friendly reminder…” “In case this ended up in spam…” Sound familiar? We’ve all had to send these types of replies to messages that have gone unanswered. I’m not talking about mass sales emails with a “spray and pray” strategy, but rather those person-to-person, important messages where a reply … Continue reading How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails

How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

Time. It's the one commodity of which we cannot make more. There are some creative ways we can maximize the use of our time, protect it, and even outsource tasks on our to-do list to conserve our time for where we really want to spend it, but the fact of the matter remains. We cannot … Continue reading How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

Spring is the season for new beginnings, and it certainly feels that way in the local, small business community. It’s a beautiful thing to see so many new businesses opening their door for a fresh start and with great hope for what this opportunity can blossom into! In my work as a public relations consultant … Continue reading The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

When is the last time you've heard or thought about the term "steady state?" Does this bring you back to high school science? Or maybe it's something you've come to learn as a term that applies to so much more than science, mechanics, and engineering. I hope it's the latter! Being familiar with our individual … Continue reading Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

How do you measure success?

How do you measure success? Sit with this thought a moment. Two answers will likely emerge, your honest answer and your desired answer. Your honest answer is how you truly believe success is measured and defined - right now - likely molded by society and what we see others accomplishing. The other, your desired answer, … Continue reading How do you measure success?

7 Signs Your Business is Running You

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! Maybe you align with the … Continue reading 7 Signs Your Business is Running You

Want better control over your time? You have to get up early!

I wasn’t always an early riser. I could get up early when I absolutely needed to, but it wasn’t part of my regular routine. I'd often make poor choices the night before, stay up later than expected, and convince myself I didn't need to get up early because I had enough time elsewhere in my … Continue reading Want better control over your time? You have to get up early!