Take a Screen Break

In this pandemic world, a typical day might find you online for work 9 hours, followed by a virtual networking event, and topped off by an evening of Netflix, video games, reading on your tablet, or scrolling your phone. Yikes! So much…

Habit Stacking

Goal setting, making resolutions…whatever you call it, the start of a new year can provide the inspiration to plan for what you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months. James Clear, author of the New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits,…

The Always Factor

Do you want to be considered an IMPACT player on your team? Then show people you have the “Always Factor”. This is a term coined by Liz Wiseman, author of the research-based book, IMPACT Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger,…

The Power of a Good Attitude

“Being pleasant and having a good attitude is a simple way to become luckier. Opportunities come through people, and people are more likely to bring opportunities to people they like. It’s hard to win if your attitude adds friction to…

Being Professional

Watch Brent’s latest video for a SMART take on the role professionalism plays in building trust and getting things done. After all, we are SMART Professionals serving Professionals!                         …

Critical Thinking – Eliminate Bias

Are you intentional with your critical thinking process? “Developing your critical thinking skills improves your problem-solving skills, boosts your decision-making ability, and gives you a methodology to tackle complex problems.” One important step is to be aware of any cognitive…

Networking in a Remote World

Are you still building and maintaining your professional network while working remotely or hybrid?  Networking can provide you with numerous career benefits like building connections, exposure to fresh ideas, gaining career support and advice, and the list goes on. The…

Accepting Criticism

Criticism…whether constructive or mean-spirited is not always easy to receive.  Check out this video from SMART President, Brent Mitchell to learn a successful strategy for accepting criticism like a pro!                     …

The ‘Write’ Stuff

Are you delivering your intended message in your written communications?  Are you sure?  Word choice, tone, punctuation, contractions, emojis can all impact your message and the outcome, especially on a remote team.  When working remotely, you lack the face-to-face interactions…

Leading from the Middle

“Leadership is a choice you make, rather than a place you sit.” – John Maxwell   The truth is, you have influence with your client, no matter your title, and whether you are conscious of it or not. Learn how you…