Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Learning Opportunities for our Leaders

Last week, our mid-level managers spent a few days away from their busy schedules to sharpen their skills in a Situational Leadership course.  This interactive event combined employees from across all companies as they worked together to better understand the benefits of adjusting leadership style to those they lead.  Based on the situation, that style should change continually to meet the needs of others in the organization.  According to one participant, "With a new department, new tasks/new role, new people this will help me to have a much more organized way of moving around tasks and providing support to my team.  This was a very relevant training topic at this time.”  As you can see from the pictures below, the learning was also fun!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Having Fun with Accounting at Throwback Thursdays

ETA hand2mind team members took a break this past week for Throwback Thursday - a monthly activity hosted by a select department with the sole purpose of adding a little fun to the work day.  July's event was led by the Accounting department and featured ice cream sundaes and a fun quiz about little known accounting facts.  For instance, did you know that an accountant invented bubble gum?  Huh... who knew?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What does bungee jumping have to do with leadership?

A lot!  Move out of your comfort zone, even just a few inches, and you may plunge off a tiny platform with a long elastic cord tied to your feet.  With any luck, you'll also learn a little more about yourself and the leadership you can bring to your team.  Our very own Rick Woldenberg, CEO of Learning Resources got to experience this first hand.  Besides a great vacation story, Rick also shared his insight.  "Bungee jumping makes you confront your fears and not let them define you.  That's an important skill as a manager," he said.
Okay, Leaders... jump!