Posts by Shira Miller

Four Ways to Gain Clarity About Your Career “Why”

Four Ways to Gain Clarity About Your Career “Why”

During this time of year, people start to really reflect on their “why” – their reason for being, core beliefs, purpose and more. Whether you are happy as a clam in your current position or itching to do something else, pausing to get clear about the motivating factors driving your profession and life overall can…

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Say goodbye to create the space for hello

3 Ways That Slowing Down Can Actually Help You Get More Done

For me, moving has always been a bittersweet experience. There’s the excitement that comes from planning how to decorate a new living space. The frustration of trying to cram all the kitchen accessories into three cardboard boxes – yes, even the barely-used garlic press and lemon juicer – when geometry has never been my forte.…

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Engage employees by making celebration part of your culture

Engage employees by making celebration part of your culture

Ever work in a place where December was jam-packed with festivities – home-baked goodies in the breakroom, pot-luck lunches, nice group dinners and perhaps a blow-out party if this has been an especially good year. But then when January comes around, it’s all business, all the time again? If you truly want to engage employees,…

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4 Ways to Embrace “Being” in a Doing-Based World

4 Ways to Embrace “Being” in a Doing-Based World

Forget having a fancy car, nice house or some major bling. These days, being perceived as busy has become a badge of honor. According to the authors of “Conspicuous Consumption of Time: When Busyness and Lack of Leisure Time Become a Status Symbol,” an article published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of…

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Five Ways to De-Stress Holiday Togetherness

Five Ways to De-Stress Holiday Togetherness

This year, AAA predicts that 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home via the roads, skies, rails and waterways during Thanksgiving, the highest number since 2005. They also reported that driving times in the most congested cities could increase as much as four times longer than normal. Once you finally…

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Choose Kindness: Four Ways to Create a Kinder Workplace

Choose Kindness: Four Ways to Create a Kinder Workplace

Today is World Kindness Day. Considering the rise in civil discourse for all sides of the political spectrum, and escalating incidents of violence in offices, schools and public spaces, we need a huge dose of kindness more now than ever before. Being kind is defined as having a sympathetic, helpful nature by Merriam-Webster (as opposed…

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How Thanksgiving Taught Me to Put Myself First

How Thanksgiving Taught Me to Put Myself First

Thanksgiving has always given me a major case of the feels. You’ve got special foods in fall colors like sweet potato soufflé, pumpkin pie, and cranberry relish that seem only to appear on the fourth Thursday in November. I associate it deeply with family togetherness, from early years spent congregating with cousins from my dad’s…

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Why Halloween Is the Perfect Time for Self-Expression

Why Halloween Is the Perfect Time for Self-Expression

After facilitating my company’s leadership meeting last week, I found myself enjoying dinner with five co-workers. Three were relatively new to the organization, and instead of talking business, we thought it would be fun to ask “get to know you” questions at the table. When I asked this group of primarily 40-somethings about their favorite…

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