Nanc’s Notions Blog

Don’t Talk about Team building, Experience It

November 17, 2015 | Comments Off on Don’t Talk about Team building, Experience It

My colleagues and I are often brought into corporations to do team building. Whether the audience is executive management or employees that work on the manufacturing line, the purpose for hiring my organization is to help teams strategize how to be more cohesive and productive. Early in my career it was theory, structure and small… Read more »

The Real Position of Women in the Workplace

October 13, 2015 | Comments Off on The Real Position of Women in the Workplace

Since APLS Group is a woman-owned company, I forget that business hasn’t progressed to the point that women can expect a level playing field at work. According to recent studies, about 75% of men and 78% of women come into an organization with the desire to eventually be promoted. However, once on the job, women… Read more »

Internships: Not Just for the Inexperienced

September 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Internships: Not Just for the Inexperienced

Who do you picture when I mention “business intern”?  An intern has traditionally been a young person in a learning position, either paid or unpaid. Many businesses have initiated internship programs as a way of screening potential employees. In the changing multi-generational work environment, there are now blurred lines between employment and retirement affecting job… Read more »

Should Boomers Exit Right off the Workplace Stage?

August 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Should Boomers Exit Right off the Workplace Stage?

It seems odd to consider Baby Boomers the elder statesmen of the current workforce. They were always the cool kids, the Pepsi Generation who brought the world Peace & Love, Woodstock, Motown, Yuppies, the minivan and the tech revolution. They are the generation that has fought getting older with the tenacity of a young child… Read more »

Stop “Generational Thinking” in the Workplace

August 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Stop “Generational Thinking” in the Workplace

While we’ve been spinning our wheels whining about Boomers and Millennials co-existing in the workplace, five generations have taken spots on the workplace stage. It is time to stop cultivating age-diversity in the workplace, or “Generational Thinking,” a term coined by Thomas Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen, in their book, The Gen Z Effect: the Six… Read more »

Transgender in the Workplace

June 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Transgender in the Workplace

Recently we have been bombarded with news about the transformation of former male Olympic athlete, Bruce Jenner, to female reality star, Caitlyn Jenner. Since we do not travel in the same circles, the constant media updates on the transformation are really just a passing fancy. Before Caitlyn Jenner there were other famous transgender individuals like… Read more »

CEO with a Twist

May 8, 2015 | Comments Off on CEO with a Twist
Teaching Company Culture

Last month I thought my eyes and ears had forgotten their respective jobs when I came across the story about Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments. If you haven’t heard, Dan Price announced that he was cutting his million dollar salary to accommodate his employees.

Mindful Leadership

April 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Mindful Leadership
Mindfulness Training & Leadership

A few months ago I came across an article in the New York Times about Mark T. Bertolini, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Aetna Health Insurance. It caught my eye because he was championing the benefits of mindfulness as a part of wellness in the workplace.

Having a Great Idea is Enough-Or Is It?

March 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Having a Great Idea is Enough-Or Is It?

Most entrepreneurs enter business ownership and business leadership with a concept that they believe is great, money making idea.

Travel Well Being

February 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Travel Well Being

The other day I happened to catch the George Clooney movie, Up in the Air on one of the million cable channels in residence on my SMART TV. I had seen the movie before but this time it hit home because I have been on the road a lot in the last six months.