Time Really IS On Your Side (Yes, it is)

“I don’t have enough time!” We’ve all said it. Intellectually, we know we have the same 24 hours every day but, when we’re swamped, we yearn for just a little more. “Time Management” is really an oxymoron since time is static and there’s no way to manage it. What we...

Leading Through Conflict

“Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sellout.” –Paul Kagame As we seek solutions to business challenges in a post-recession environment, being able to successfully resolve conflict is an essential skill for...

Music as a Mindfulness Device

I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence – David Bowie (“Changes”)   I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like some kind of music. Can’t say that about too many things, right? Believe it or not, there are...

Mindful Resolutions (part II)

In part I of this post, I talked about how to better define and achieve our New Year’s resolutions. The suggestions work particularly well with very definable goals whose success can be measured (e.g., going to the gym once a week). I think of resolutions as...

Mindful Resolutions (part I)

Today, more than ever before, we are restless individuals living in a society whose technology provides instantaneous gratification while not allowing our minds to keep pace. As a result, the pressure to improve ourselves amps up exponentially. It’s as if...

Love People, Use Things

A few years ago, I went from the crazy busy life of a business leader, husband and father to, what Warren Zevon called, “splendid isolation” in the span of only a few months. The office job, where I spent 90% of my time interacting with others, presented...

Welcome to the Perfect Work Culture

Welcome to Widgeteam! We are very happy to have you on board with us and look forward to getting to know you better! Although it may sound slightly disingenuous now, we think you’ll find that our interest in you as a person is real and we look forward to making...

How to Bring Accountability to Our Relationships at Work

  Even before the research punctuated it (Oswald et al, 2014), Google knew that happier employees could be more productive without sacrificing quality. Why? Their colleagues take accountability for dysfunctional relationship dynamics in the work environment and,...

5 Key Mindful Leadership Skills That Give HR Its Life Back

The professionals in Human Resources have traditionally served as de facto firefighters for their organizations and now their role as pseudo-psychologists seems to be increasing. In our new economic reality, businesses now have more employees whose engagement has been...