It wasn’t too long ago when the words “happy” and “work” were about as far away from each other in reality as they are in the dictionary. Prior generations accepted that work was something to toil away at simply to earn a living and happiness was only found once you escaped the drudgeries of the daily grind. Fortunately, the workplace and our world have evolved. Today’s employees expect and deserve the opportunity to harmonize happiness [...]
If you’ve watched survival shows or end-of-world movies, you’ve likely observed strangers (or actors playing strangers) come together in extraordinary ways to keep the group safe. This happens in real life as well. I remember going down the internet rabbit hole one evening watching videos of strangers working together to form human chains as they save someone they have never met from drowning in a flood or rushing river. I’m not crying, you’re crying. The [...]
Effective leadership requires continuous learning and reading leadership books is crucial to this process. Whether you prefer to crack open a hardcover or tap your way through an electronic reader device, reading these books can provide valuable insights into current industry trends and shed light on other leaders’ experiences. To bring the wisdom and lessons gained from leadership books to life, consider working with an executive coach. They can help you tie everything you’ve learned [...]
Imagine the masterful head chef at your favorite restaurant spending every evening slicing and dicing, sizzling and sautéing, adding dashes of this and sprinkles of that until every dish is a flawless work of art. They take extreme pride in their craft and love peeking out of the kitchen to see the wonder and delight on guests’ faces as they savor that first tantalizing bite of the meal they poured their heart and soul into [...]
My grandpa was a workaholic. And his family and community applauded him for it. They would say things like, “he is a great provider” or “he is working hard for his family”. And it was true. His workaholic ways allowed my grandmother to stay home and raise the kids, but his well-being paid the price. He spent his golden retirement years in poor health and living with regrets. Family and friends will intervene with an [...]
Adam Markel is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and transformational leader. After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam became CEO of one of the largest business, leadership and personal development training companies in the world, overseeing more than $100 million in sales. His unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with accelerated learning strategies to embrace change, build resilience, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide.