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Failing Spectacularly: The Phoenix From the Flame

What is the thing we try to avoid at all costs yet is at times, absolutely inevitable?  Personal, professional and even physical failure sends many people to addiction or in better case scenarios, to the therapist.  Most of the reasons that a flop feels so toxic is that we believe it defines us to our core.  Failure means I/we are irresponsible, clueless and worthless or…

What is the thing we try to avoid at all costs yet is at times, absolutely inevitable?  Personal, professional and even physical failure sends many people to addiction or in better case scenarios, to the therapist.  Most of the reasons that a flop feels so toxic is that we believe it defines us to our core.  Failure means I/we are irresponsible, clueless and worthless or…

Avoiding Burnout in Healthcare Careers

Healthcare is tough. Whether you work directly with patients in a hospital or physician’s office, deal with administration issues such as compliance, insurance billing, Medicare/Medicaid compliance and reimbursements, or you’re involved at a higher level drafting policies or pursuing major changes, the healthcare industry currently faces some enormous hurdles. This constant stress of trying to manage your career while navigating political, business, personal and patient…

Healthcare is tough. Whether you work directly with patients in a hospital or physician’s office, deal with administration issues such as compliance, insurance billing, Medicare/Medicaid compliance and reimbursements, or you’re involved at a higher level drafting policies or pursuing major changes, the healthcare industry currently faces some enormous hurdles. This constant stress of trying to manage your career while navigating political, business, personal and patient…

Getting Ready to Transition Your Business

It’s your business and at some point you know you will move on. There are areas to consider that aren’t just about the financials.  In a workshop with 20 small business owners from the Dover Chamber of Commerce, we explored some of these areas and emerged with several key tips for business owners to consider. Define Your Mindset for Change It is important as the…

It’s your business and at some point you know you will move on. There are areas to consider that aren’t just about the financials.  In a workshop with 20 small business owners from the Dover Chamber of Commerce, we explored some of these areas and emerged with several key tips for business owners to consider. Define Your Mindset for Change It is important as the…

C-Level Executives That Empower Their Human Resource Teams

There is a power in understanding the expectations of C-Level Executives so that HR can best partner with them to create positive organizational change .The Seacoast and Manchester HR Associations brought together CEO, CFO and CAOs who realize the need to have HR included as a key player. Sojourn Partner’s goal in this panel discussion and workshop was to help empower the Human Resource professionals…

There is a power in understanding the expectations of C-Level Executives so that HR can best partner with them to create positive organizational change .The Seacoast and Manchester HR Associations brought together CEO, CFO and CAOs who realize the need to have HR included as a key player. Sojourn Partner’s goal in this panel discussion and workshop was to help empower the Human Resource professionals…

7 Habits of People Who Get It All Done…By 5pm!

Do you know how you manage to get through your entire to-do list (the one that typically sits half-full at the end of every day and week) on your last day in the office before vacation? Or how you can completely clear your inbox on a Sunday in 2 hours, when you’ve never managed to leave the office without at least a few straggling emails…

Do you know how you manage to get through your entire to-do list (the one that typically sits half-full at the end of every day and week) on your last day in the office before vacation? Or how you can completely clear your inbox on a Sunday in 2 hours, when you’ve never managed to leave the office without at least a few straggling emails…

Jeff Bezos & Amazon’s High Performance Culture Is Not Going Away

As I read the stories of “work hard” at Amazon, I am filled with a familiar feeling that I had back when I was working for Raytheon Company in the 90’s. Coming up in the ranks of a successful commercial company with over 60,000 employees was stressful, hard, included long hours and working for demanding people with big expectations. But the feeling I was having…

As I read the stories of “work hard” at Amazon, I am filled with a familiar feeling that I had back when I was working for Raytheon Company in the 90’s. Coming up in the ranks of a successful commercial company with over 60,000 employees was stressful, hard, included long hours and working for demanding people with big expectations. But the feeling I was having…

Still Putting Off a Vacation? 6 Reasons To Take Your Break

Being a huge proponent of taking breaks and clearing the decks, I noticed my own summer calendar had yet to include any actual vacation time.   I know I’m not alone.  With all the delights that this time of year brings, what keeps us at the grindstone?  Part of it is just that a worker bee mindset begets the only idea it can—just keep working.  In…

Being a huge proponent of taking breaks and clearing the decks, I noticed my own summer calendar had yet to include any actual vacation time.   I know I’m not alone.  With all the delights that this time of year brings, what keeps us at the grindstone?  Part of it is just that a worker bee mindset begets the only idea it can—just keep working.  In…

Keeping Your Team on Track Through the Summer

Our answer is don’t! Do everything you can to allow them to take a much needed break. Even though during summer it can feel like a third of your team is always on vacation, you can still be productive – perhaps even more so. Between long weekends, holidays, shorter shifts to accommodate scheduling around children who are out of school and the vacations that New…

Our answer is don’t! Do everything you can to allow them to take a much needed break. Even though during summer it can feel like a third of your team is always on vacation, you can still be productive – perhaps even more so. Between long weekends, holidays, shorter shifts to accommodate scheduling around children who are out of school and the vacations that New…

Using Your Personal Story to Stand Up and Be Noticed

We buy from people we like and we hire people who will connect with our culture.  Whenever we say “ she’s the  ‘real deal’ ”, it instantly evokes a desire to want to be connected to that person.  The bottom line is personal authenticity rules.  In fact we seem to seek it out more than ever. While we navigate a world of brevity by communicating…

We buy from people we like and we hire people who will connect with our culture.  Whenever we say “ she’s the  ‘real deal’ ”, it instantly evokes a desire to want to be connected to that person.  The bottom line is personal authenticity rules.  In fact we seem to seek it out more than ever. While we navigate a world of brevity by communicating…

End Department Division

How do you pull together a company where every department or office works in their own individual world and has their own individual objectives, vision and goals? Can different departments be aligned to work with each other rather than against each other? It seems that the larger the company, the harder it can be to keep everyone focused on the same objectives and working toward…

How do you pull together a company where every department or office works in their own individual world and has their own individual objectives, vision and goals? Can different departments be aligned to work with each other rather than against each other? It seems that the larger the company, the harder it can be to keep everyone focused on the same objectives and working toward…

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