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  • Boundary Setting = Peace

    Boundary Setting = Peace

    The theme of the week personally and professionally has been “set those boundaries.” In the course of a day, I generally am met with people who are skilled at navigating emotions and feelings, because that’s who I choose to spend time with. But when I step outside my safety zone, I’m always honestly surprised at…

  • Get the fancy chair – and other desk optimizations

    Get the fancy chair – and other desk optimizations

    When I was 23, I had a boss that bought these crazy expensive chairs and had me build them. She told me that years of desk work to not get work related sitting injuries was important. The day I finally realized that my work was transitioning from adventuring and physical labor (my early twenties was…

  • Recruiting Candidates – I learned the hard way so you don’t have to.

    Recruiting Candidates – I learned the hard way so you don’t have to.

    I have seen so much junk on social media trying to pin poor candidates on trying to hire for diversity – and I want to emphasize that it is junk. There are two ways to hire: passively or actively. It is as it has always been: we are lazy creatures and the idea of looking…

  • Harness the Power of ChatGPT: A Guide for Climbing Gym Operators

    Harness the Power of ChatGPT: A Guide for Climbing Gym Operators

    The bricks and mortar of our climbing gyms may only stretch so far, but the capabilities of technology know no bounds. With budgets stretched thin and multiple tasks vying for attention, many gyms find hiring skilled professionals a luxury they can’t afford. Here’s how ChatGPT, an advanced AI developed by OpenAI, can help you maximize…

  • Our best Child Development Books

    Our best Child Development Books

    My husband and I have two elementary school-aged girls. I posted a book that we have and my friends indicated they’d like to know what other books we would recommend to add to their library, so here goes! Series I love the Conscious Stories series. We have them en Espanol and in English as my…

  • The Proximity Principle: Don’t Ask, Attract, Your Dream Boss

    The Proximity Principle: Don’t Ask, Attract, Your Dream Boss She’s awesome, but she’s put the work in. Are you worth her energy and investment, yet? Not long ago, someone approached me for a job opportunity, and regrettably, I had to decline. I’ve come to realize that when someone reaches out and says, “Hey, I admire you — let…

  • Challenge the Status Quo: Recommended Leadership Books for Managers Who Want to Drive Change

    Challenge the Status Quo: Recommended Leadership Books for Managers Who Want to Drive Change I have had more than a few present and past employees ask me for recommendations of books (I’m a voracious reader) to make them better at their jobs — and at life — so here is my ever-evolving list of must-reads, by category. ALSO — I use Blinkist…

  • From Sonnets to Syntax: How you can use ChatGPT

    From Sonnets to Syntax: How you can use ChatGPT Once you start, the ideas start blooming. I had ChatGPT write the alt text for this. It’s glorious. I think ChatGPT and its ilk can do a lot of good in the world. It can help us start to balance human productivity in a healthier way — getting less…

  • How This CEO Stopped Wasting Time on Low-Impact Projects and Prioritized Ideas for Maximum Impact

    How This CEO Stopped Wasting Time on Low-Impact Projects and Prioritized Ideas for Maximum Impact As our CEO Kristin Tara Horowitz holds the magazine aloft, a mischievous twinkle in their eye suggests that they’re secretly plotting. She’s really just supporting her friend in the article. You know how things come at you and they feel really urgent…

  • Conflict Aversion in the Workplace

    Conflict Aversion in the Workplace Having a highly empathetic work space is a lovely thing, but we’ve also been trained by society that we should go along to get along. Brene’ Brown says “Clear is kind.” Make it a workplace mantra and you’ll see exactly why. If you see behavior that doesn’t seem right, but…