Entries tagged "conversations"

The Power of Positivity

March 7, 2013
When was the last time you caught yourself complaining about a client, a coworker, a boss? You start muttering under your breath, you roll your eyes every time they call, you stare wide-eyed at the screen when they email you. READ MORE

Happiness is...

June 20, 2012
Happiness is... a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. When you think of being happy, is it something you find a lot of in your life? Or do you struggle READ MORE

5 Ways to Be Yourself... at a Networking Event

November 8, 2011
Ever go to a networking event where you really want to meet new people but you wander around looking like you're looking for someone so you don't look out of place? Me too! I hate interrupting people but it's why READ MORE

Building a Tribe: a Seth Godin Moment

April 8, 2011
by Melanie Spring, Sisarina I never defined myself as a leader... until I read Tribes by Seth Godin. In a great list of books I found by asking the Twitterverse, I began reading Tribes with the understanding that Seth Godin gets READ MORE

How to: Have a Work/Life Balance

February 23, 2011
by Melanie Spring, Sisarina (@Sisarina) Work/life balance has become a huge topic of discussion in recent years with Gen X and Gen Y moving in with the hardworking Boomers. Instead of working hard, we talk about working smart... but are we READ MORE

Favorite Non-Profits

February 9, 2011
What is your favorite non-profit? 1. Tell us why they're your favorite. 2. Give us the link. 3. Tell us how others can help them.   Tell us! READ MORE

Patagonia: Product, Planet & People

February 2, 2011
by Jenny Trucano of Small Act (@SmallAct) Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, led the way for businesses to measure organizational success not just by profits, but also by environmental and social impact. I recently heard Chouinard tell Patagonia’s story. In 1989, READ MORE

Being Intentional with Clients

January 13, 2011
by Matt Brock, Divergent Planning (@matthewbbrock) Like most philosophical ideas, "Intentionality" leaves room for interpretation. For me, intentionality brings about thoughts of having an overall mission and being self-aware of whether my actions are moving me toward this mission. When dealing READ MORE

The Goal of Graciousness

January 11, 2011
by Melanie Spring, Sisarina (@Sisarina) In the online age of social media and blogging, we have become an openly snarky generation of people. When we don't like what someone has to say, we can quickly shoot off a hurtful comment as READ MORE

Foursquare: Life as a Mayor

November 29, 2010
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility by: Todd Thomas It may surprise some folks, but I never actually held a public office before becoming the Foursquare Mayor of several locations around Bethesda. When I was suddenly thrust into the public life I READ MORE

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