Creating a Mindful Workplace

For the past three years, I have helped companies implement mindful work practices.  Our process and lessons may be helpful to your business. As of 2018, nearly 70% of Fortune 500 companies are offering some type of mindfulness programming. The businesses I have worked with include call centers, sales development teams, marketing and ad agencies, system programmers, …

Opportunity Millennial

In 2025 nearly 75% of our workforce will be comprised of Millennials and 25% will be Baby Boomers. Why does this matter? Primarily because the two groups come from very different spectrums in their approach to work. It’s a unique opportunity to strengthen culture and improve performance. Bringing these two generations together might feel like combining oil …

Device Addiction: Before and After

At a workshop on the importance of unplugged pauses during the workday, we talked about a recent 60 Minutes segment on smartphone addiction. Anderson Cooper interviewed behavioral scientists who are working to ensure our smartphone applications are as addictive as possible. That’s how they make money. One person in my workshop had this realization, “I’ve …

Is Your Workday Longer Than 2 Hours? You Need a Break.

I talk with people every day who believe that working longer hours allows them to get more done.  The truth is, adding hours to your work day is likely not producing better or more work.  In fact, evidence points to the contrary. Decades of research shows that we humans produce better work when we take time …