Building a Healthy Company Culture

Let’s talk about company culture. Much has been said about companies like Google that offer employees snacks and Netflix with free movies. I’ve included a link in the Great Reads section, check it out. Company perks are not the same as company culture. Culture refers to an organization’s personality. Even the most buttoned-down industries, think finance, insurance, and government, can …

Making the Most of Employer Feedback

Employer feedback is one of the best-established ways to communicate with an employee. With positive feedback, an employee, or even an entire team, will feel energized about their mission and skills. Negative feedback can, in theory, right a ship careening into a rocky coast. Let’s talk about some feedback problems Feedback trap – No one wants to hear feedback and …

Loss, Grief, and Hope

Wow! What has happened to our world since the last edition of Wise Words? Life as we knew it has truly been upended. We began January with the start of a shiny new year, 2020, yet things changed dramatically along the way. For almost all of us, we are now working from home. What does this mean? For some, it …