A Fable – Versions of Reality

Here’s a famous Indian fable about six blind men that come across different parts of an elephant.  Each creating their own version of the elephant from their perspective. Is what we perceive actually the reality of the situation? This fable is a great reminder to consider multiple perspectives in our personal and professional lives. Blind…

Excuse Me, Sir, That’s My Seat

First, watch this video: Excuse Me, Sir, That’s My Seat By: Elizabeth Bower Sheryl Sanberg said, “Sit at the table.” As a woman, it’s really empowering to hear this. I also have a daughter, whom I want to sit at the table and not underestimate her abilities and worth. However, like Sheryl pointed out, there…

Genuine Compassion: Work-Self & Real-Self

First, watch this video: Genuine Compassion: Work-Self & Real-Self By: Elizabeth Bower Working for or with a company that leads with compassion is something I would aspire to be a part of.  There are many companies and people who are only compassionate for egotistical or material gain. The recipe Chade-Meng Tan says to create a…

Failed Business

First, watch this video: Failed Business: A Reflection by Elizabeth Bower Here’s a story of a failed business.  To be more specific, it’s a story of one of MY failed business ideas.  This failure is a great example of how Simon Sinek’s golden circle truly taps into the psychology of buying and selling. After my…

The Negative of Never Settling: A Reflection

First, watch this video: A Refection by Elizabeth Bower “Don’t settle, keep looking,” Steve Jobs said in his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford (Jobs, 2005).  This strikes a chord. I relate his words to what my father has said to me, in so many other words, throughout my whole life.  So, they are…

Reflection: Drew Dudley’s Leading with Lollipops TEDx Video

First, watch this video: Reflection: Drew Dudley’s Leading with Lollipops TEDx Video By Elizabeth Bower I know I have had lollipop moments in my life.  I hope to one day be able to recall many of them.  However, in the fog of my life currently, someone else’s lollipop moment, or moments, are fresh in the…

Top 6 Social Media Posts from The Workplace Word

 #1 Some people love to have the music blaring and some like to keep it low. Whatever your volume choice, studies show that music can have a positive effect on your mood. Research also says, playing background music while working can increase productivity and efficiency. https://buff.ly/2KHcf0A #ListenToThis #music #2 Think outside the box. Dream up a way to…

Resume Template: What Should Be On Your Resume

Your resume is your first impression.  It’s what prospective employers read before they get to meet you or even speak to you on the phone.  Making your resume stand out from the crowd is important.  However, there are standard elements that should be on every resume. Here are the main elements of a successful resume:…

How to Get Motivated Doing A Project You Loathe

There are some projects that seem like they were put in our funnel straight from the devil himself. The project may seem never-ending, have a zillion revisions, the client’s a bear, or it’s just not fun or interesting. When a project you dislike is in your pipeline sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to…

11 Interesting Questions to Ask in an Interview

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  Blah.  What are three of your weaknesses? Boooo. There are some interview questions that get overused, overvalued and are just plain boring. Great interview questions are so important. Here are a few key reasons why having GREAT interview questions are important: Outside of the box questions can…