The Job of an MC

A corporate MC (or emcee / master of ceremonies) plays a crucial role in the success of any corporate event. They help to represent the conference or event as a whole, while keeping the show on schedule and keeping the audience engaged. Whether an MC is a professional or just one of the more gregarious… Continue Reading >


Corporate Storytelling, An Interview with Paul Smith

Ever wonder what separates good leaders from great leaders? According to Paul Smith, one key skill of great leaders is the ability to tell a story. I sat down with Paul Smith, author of Lead with a Story, to talk about the value of corporate storytelling and how people can get started. Here’s the full… Continue Reading >


The 5 Steps of Problem Solving

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Problem solving is a critical skill for success in business—in fact it’s often what you are hired and paid to do. This article explains the five problem solving steps and provides strategies on how to execute each one. Defining Problem Solving Before we talk about the stages of problem solving, it’s important to have a… Continue Reading >


Humor at Work: Life Insurance Adds Humor

Cincinnati, OH – I traveled back to my hometown last week to conduct a training for Western & Southern Life, one of the eight strongest life insurance groups in the world. The topic: humor in the workplace. Over the course of 55 minutes, I spoke about the value of using humor to be more productive… Continue Reading >


Humor at Work: Training Strategic Disengagement

Dallas, TX – I traveled to the Lone Star state this past week to teach the field HR team of Santander Consumer USA about the importance of Strategic Disengagement. We focused on the benefits of strategically disengaging, including how taking breaks can improve productivity, reduce stress and enhance problem-solving skills. We also took some time… Continue Reading >