There are times that I wish we lived in a warmer climate… then I see a snowman. There are certain things that make the holidays and winter special. Where ever you are, they are conversation starters. Get out there, experience the season and share it with others. We all live in a winter wonderland (even […]
Do men’s or women’s groups make sense in networking? Of course they do. Men can have specific challenges. Women can have specific challenges. Together they face different challenges. Sometimes it makes sense to split up and talk amongst yourselves, and other times it makes sense to come together and embrace common grounds!
The spirit of Santa is everywhere. He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. But more importantly… he brings presents to everyone and expects nothing in return. What if we all treated networking the same way? Give unconditionally and expect nothing in return? Make sure you leave out some milk and cookies!
One of the fun things that people do during holiday parties is the White Elephant gift exchanges. This is where you give a gift of value, but can often lead to laughs and conversations. The best thing to can do is embrace the goofy gift and laugh! Sharing pictures only extends the fun to your […]
Part of the allure of being in groups all year long is getting to let your business hair down, and have a little fun! You may not be able to make them all… but do your best to get out there and meet people in fun, holiday settings. Give people (and yourself) the opportunity to […]
Sometimes I am in the band and sometimes I am in the audience. Either way I appreciate both perspectives. It’s a rare opportunity to wear two sets of shoes… sometimes both at the same time. Perspective is a conditional condition… appreciate both sides!
It never surprises me that people find the holidays as a main (and only) time to give thanks and give back. What happens to that in February, June or October? Add a appointment to your calendar this year every month or every other month to be generous. The needs of people doesn’t celebrate a holiday!
Not only do you get the good tidings for lending a hand, but volunteering gives you the opportunity to meet new people, or get to know people better. We all have time, talent and treasure. If your treasure is limited, then consider give some of your talent and time to make a difference!
At church, the worship leader was asking for lessons from the lead guitar play on how to play lead guitar. Leaders can ALWAYS learn for subordinates, and subordinates and always learn from teaching. Never pass ups an opportunity to learn or share knowledge… It makes this world a better place for all!
For most of us in the midwest – snow is a hassle. You have to drive in it, shovel it, deal with it. Then there is the unseen gift. I was about to shut down the house when I saw this… rabbit tracks in our walkway. It reminded me of how we may be so […]