Photo Contest Winners – “Me Then and Now”

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Creativity & Innovation, Employee Engagement & Team Building, Fun, Humor, laughter

Contest entrants were asked to scan an image of themselves as a child and then “recreate” it as an adult.  1st Prize goes to Alvin Epp – Speaker, coach and author “Through the Eyes of Guilt”  My mom gave me this photo just months before she passed away last year. I was 6 years old and it was in 1965 […]

The Enjoyable Workplace: 8 Springtime Joy Breaks

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Creativity & Innovation, Employee Engagement & Team Building, Fun, Humor, laughter, Leadership, Stress

Lily Tomlin once said, “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” The antidote to exhaustion may not be more rest…but adding something joyful to your day instead. It can be challenging to do that, though, once you get into overdrive. Joy Breaks may be your answer. One to ten-minute Joy Breaks can renew you throughout the […]

Can You Tell a Great Story? Take the Quiz

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Build Your Expert Business, Communication & Conflict Resolution, Creativity & Innovation, Employee Engagement & Team Building, Leadership, Public Speaking, Storytelling, Success Stories, Videos

As bestselling author, Daniel Pink, says “Storytellers rule the future”. If you are a manager, supervisor, salesperson, business owner or motivator of any kind, it can make all the difference. Why? Because stories: • persuade people much better than concepts (Harvard Business Review) • build empathy for your point of view instead of judgment (The […]

Need more engagement when you speak about your business?

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Build Your Expert Business, Communication & Conflict Resolution, Creativity & Innovation, Employee Engagement & Team Building, Leadership

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Are you trying to open people’s minds to change? Are you telling them WHY you want them to change? Many people seem to forget this small but vastly important step.  I love reporting on Change Artists to pay attention to, such as Jane McGonigal. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Reality Is Broken: […]

The 5 Best Ways to Deal with January Stress

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Communication & Conflict Resolution, Employee Engagement & Team Building, Leadership, Personal Growth, Stress

Often transitioning into work mode again in early January is hard . You may feel bombarded with a backlog of due dates and project deadlines. It’s that tricky switch from the “holiday” mindset to the “work” mindset. It’s a common issue many of us face, YET a lot easier to navigate than you might think. Here are the 5 top tips for moving back into […]

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