Thanking Up: Sharing gratitude with your superiors

Recently I have talked about how the career of a consultant often brings with it the feeling of having many bosses instead of being your own. While I enjoy the variety of work and array of relationships this alternative career path has provided, I still experience moments that remind me I am my own boss … Continue reading Thanking Up: Sharing gratitude with your superiors

A New Kind of Valentine’s Day

Before I get right in to this week’s blog post, I wanted to first thank you for showing such interest and support for the Bennis Blog Battle! This is going to be a really fun, ongoing series of guest blogging and I can’t wait to read what you’re working on. Everyone is invited to join … Continue reading A New Kind of Valentine’s Day

Life As My Own Boss: A Six Month Review

Just yesterday I happened to look at the date and couldn’t believe how quickly the first month of this New Year has flown by. With a small pause in shock, I realized that January 15th has significance far beyond just the midpoint of the month. It has now been 6 months since I resigned from … Continue reading Life As My Own Boss: A Six Month Review

The New Years Resolution of a Lifetime

I’ve never made a New Years resolution. Reflecting upon this single sentence, I’m amazed at how clearly it reflects the intricacies of my entire personality. First, I don’t like doing the easy, obvious or expected. In school, I would purposely choose to write a paper defending an opinion that was less supported and against common … Continue reading The New Years Resolution of a Lifetime

Combining a Degree With Experience: Four Things College Students Need To Do Before They Graduate

Bennis Inc is pleased to welcome another guest blogger this week! As college students around the world make their final push toward the end of the fall semester, final exams, holidays and a month-long break from school may be at the forefront of their minds. But as you enjoy the upcoming winter break, consider this … Continue reading Combining a Degree With Experience: Four Things College Students Need To Do Before They Graduate

Finding a New Perspective at 13,000 Feet

Not much in life shocks or scares me anymore. I’m not an adrenaline junkie or immune to fear, but I just haven’t experienced much in my daily life lately that has gotten my heart racing. I began to question whether I was apathetic to life or just not pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, … Continue reading Finding a New Perspective at 13,000 Feet

The Social Norms: My Guide to Effective Social Networking

I’ll start by stipulating that this guide is based on my own experience with social media. It’s a vast and ever-changing ocean of information which affects each of us in different ways, so there’s bound to be different opinions on the subject. After being asked for my opinion on the Public Relations aspect of social … Continue reading The Social Norms: My Guide to Effective Social Networking

Life Inside a Chaos Bubble

Recently I used the term the “Chaos Bubble.” It happened during a conversation in which I was describing how some people whose time is in such high demand actually become immune to the whirlwind of chaos surrounding them. So to properly define this new concept, a Chaos Bubble occurs when the heavy demands of your … Continue reading Life Inside a Chaos Bubble

The Home Office: A guide to working from home and keeping your sanity

Before recently moving into a bigger apartment that allows me actual dedicated office space—Okay, so it may not be a corner office but at least I have a window—I began my business working from a 660 square-foot apartment with no air conditioning and an overly affectionate cat. My generous neighbor, Steven, allowed me to use … Continue reading The Home Office: A guide to working from home and keeping your sanity

The “Unhappy” Trend

It seems as though we are moving toward an "Unhappy" trend. By this, I mean we seem to live in a day and age where it is more acceptable to be bored, tired and miserable than to be publicly happy and content. I remember so often asking someone--a co-worker, a friend, the cashier at Starbucks--how … Continue reading The “Unhappy” Trend