Intellectual Buzz: Passion, Play & Workplace

After attending the quarterly Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition (OIWC) regional event in Boulder last week, I walked away with an intellectual buzz. As I’m committed to aligning my passions for the outdoors, innovation and supporting women, being a member of OIWC is an easy choice for me. While the event focused on mountain biking thanks to our host International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), I met women of many outdoor sectors.

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Kismet Joe. Are You Connecting?

I’ve been having a lot of what I call ‘Cup of Joe’ chats lately. Why? Because:

  1. There are really cool people I’d like to get to know.
  2. To get outside of my head and hear a new perspective.
  3. To find my peeps globally for inspiration, mentorship and friendship.

People are naturally either a connector or not – meaning open or closed to sharing the people in their lives. I’m a connector. I am insatiably curious about people. Aren’t they fascinating!I’m the goofball who stands ...

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Consumerization of HR- Social Media Tools

According to Forbes’ Jeanne Meister, 2014 is going to be the year social integration becomes the status quo. Baby boomers and older have learned to embrace social media tools — years later they’ve caught up with the younger generations. The use of social media inside companies will be increasing for tasks such as staff intranet and HR training.

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Jeanne predicts that this year we will see a new phase of what she calls ...

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Body Language – Fake It ‘Til You Become It

Callosum finds inspiration through Ted videos. If you’re not familiar with Ted.com add it to your professional development bucket list. This week we watched Amy Cuddy deliver her “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”

Amy, a social psychologist, discusses body language and how it shapes who you are. Her research shows we can change other people’s perceptions, as well as our own bodies chemistry, simply by changing body positions.

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Brain Rest

Is your brain constantly thinking and won’t stop? Just like sleep revives the body, the brain requires rest as well. Without rest a brain can spiral, fatigue and make decision-making difficult — all which cause stress. Being able to prescribe your brain time to rest is crucial for constant development and success.

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Nancy Duarte, principal at Duarte Design gives tips to quiet the extra voice in your head (the monkey on your back). Duarte is ...

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Leadership Storytelling

Forbes gives us five ways you as a leader can reclaim your individuality and your personal identity. “In today’s workplace, leaders are a by-product of the company they were raised in.” states Glenn Llopis of Forbes.

Once Upon A Time

The traditional workplace teaches you to be successful for one company and for that one company only. These outdated organizations focus on transactions and control. Effective leadership focuses on developing relationships with inspiration and encouraging individual growth. ...

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Freckle Face

 

Hiking this past weekend, I paused and stepped to the side of the trail to let a father and young daughter pass as they were headed up and I was headed down (Hiking etiquette = thou who is working harder has the right of way). As she saw me, she stopped dead in her tracks and stared. I smiled and said hello. She stared silently from behind her sparkly sunglasses. Her father said, “Say hi Molly.” Molly timidly said “Hi” and ...

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Business Starter Kit

April 2013: Highlighted Service For Companies:

Know your brand doesn’t represent you well? Struggling to market your business consistently? Ideal for a new or small-business, Callosum offers Business Starter Kit services for a monthly retainer. Service includes concept and exception of marketing strategy, SWOT analysis (strength, weakness, opportunity threat), digital newsletter, blog, and social media.

For complimentary 20 minute assessment and detailed service offering, Book Now.

 

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A professional uniform – friend or foe?

I received an email from a colleague today. He posed an interesting question:

” I’ve been thinking of something and thought I’d ask your professional opinion. I was looking at a catalog for a furniture company and saw a closet where everything was the same (several of the same shirts, same pants, etc) and it was pleasing to the eye and strangely comforting. And then I started wondering if it was preferable or not to have a professional “uniform”… As in, would ...
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