• Teams Need Love Too!

    Posted on February 14, 2014 by Carolyn in Leadership.

    It’s Valentines Week and everyone’s talking about love.  I’m all for romantic love, but what about the “love” you give to your team? The best leaders get to know their team members and do little (and sometimes not so little) things to foster team spirit.  When you are part of a volunteer team this is […]

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  • If You Build It, Will They Come?

    Posted on February 3, 2014 by Carolyn in Meeting Design.

    (I’m getting tired of the snow and eagerly awaiting Spring Training – so please allow me to indulge in some baseball references.) “If you build it, he will come” seemed ridiculous and far-fetched in Field of Dreams (if you’ve never seen the movie – add it to your Netflix queue!) and it certainly is unrealistic […]

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  • Involve All the Senses

    Posted on January 2, 2014 by Carolyn in Meeting Design.

    When a colleague first asked if I wanted to attend an information session about olive oil, I was hesitant as I expected a dry lecture.   After I got the official invite for an interactive cooking session, my ‘maybe’ turned quickly into a ‘yes’! The class was held at Rustico Cooking (a cooking loft in New […]

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  • Making a List, Checking it Twice

    Posted on December 22, 2013 by Carolyn in Risk Management.

    There is a first time for everything – last night it was hearing the words Force Majeure during a musical!  Disaster! – A 70s Disaster Movie Musical – a creative, fun off-Broadway show that incorporates 70s music with parodies of disaster movies (think The Poseidon Adventure meets Earthquake meets Jaws, etc.).    I was enjoying the […]

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  • Meeting Manners – It’s All About Respect

    Posted on December 5, 2013 by Carolyn in Meeting Manners.

    In a “previous life” I worked for two companies that each had a push for Quality.  Being in a position that was decidedly not manufacturing, and since I didn’t work in a factory, I was skeptical at first.  As I learned more about Quality (yes with a capital Q), I was impressed on how it […]

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  • I’m Thankful for…Volunteering!

    Posted on November 24, 2013 by Carolyn in Volunteerism.

    It’s November and many thoughts (and blogs) are turning to ways to be thankful.  While I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, for living near the beach, changing seasons, crackling fires and Mickey Mouse – I wanted to focus this blog on being thankful for volunteering. I have personally found that involvement is […]

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