Superheroes and Superstars

Superheroes and Superstars: Casting the Right Talent in Blockbusters and Business The purple arch-villain of the Marvel Avengers franchise, Thanos, stands amid a crumbling planet, his amour glistening and his gold-plated glove shimmers with infinity stones. If he snaps his fingers, half of life is obliterated in an instant. The Avengers race toward him, with…

The Path to Essentialism : Part 2

Application After spending 6 weeks implementing the 5 practices McKeown suggests in his book Essentialism in my work life,  I soon realized it could not help but overflow into my personal life. Weaving all 5 steps into my everyday life proved essential to move the needle towards simply needing less, and in return getting MORE!…

The Path to Essentialism : Part 1

After spending some time reading ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown, I soon realized the path to knowing what is essential is paved with much intentional thought and discovery.   To begin this journey, we must learn the difference between the two types of people, whom McKeown defines as Essentialists and Non-Essentialists. To sum, Essentialists are about…

From the desk of…Sarah

If you’ve read my bio, you’ll know that some of my favorite content we teach at Riverbend is around Motivational Leadership. I am fascinated and passionate about self-motivation, motivation within teams / between colleagues, and between manager and direct report. Our Motivational Leadership workshop was the original source of my enlightenment around how differently people…

From The Desk of…. Doreen

Q: When considering candidates in an interview, what are three qualities you look for, or are “must haves,” in order to hire them? What questions do you ask to get clarity on these qualities?   A: “Hire slow, fire fast.”   This statement is some of the best advice that I have ever received from a…

Small, but mighty.

I recently was sitting on my back porch losing myself in the majesty of my resident hummingbird — a Ruby-Throated female to be exact.   She had me completely mesmerized and I could not help but be in awe of her small but mighty presence, which led me to reflect upon what she can teach us…

The Light Side

Due to Hurricane Irma, I was without electricity for 5 days last week. So, “light” has been on my mind.  Being without “light” threw my routine off and was unsettling.   We need light. We are drawn to light.  I was even “craving” light. This train of thought led me, again, to this HBR article…