Would Batman Be a Superhero Without Gotham City?

Would Batman Be a Superhero Without Gotham City?

We know every superhero needs a villain and somebody to save, but what about fans cheering them on? Can you imagine the Batmobile screeching to a stop, Batman jumping out with his cape flowing, ready to battle the Joker, but the streets of Gotham were silent and empty?  Just like Batman, we need support for our daily battles, and since most of us don’t have a crowd of fans following us around, we can get [...]
Building a Change Proof Company Culture

Building a Change Proof Company Culture

If you are nervous about the future, you are not alone. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift in the way people prefer to work. It has affected us and the ones we touch in vastly different ways. Yet, with change comes opportunity.  Adam Markel, resilience keynote speaker, shares hard-hitting, creative solutions for high-performance organizations and tips for changing company culture. Why Is It Scary to Embrace Change?  Neuroscience research from the [...]
Why Recovery is Essential for Employee Resilience

Why Recovery is Essential for Employee Resilience

During a time where employee burnout is increasing, promoting employee wellbeing is essential to developing a successful and effective workplace culture. Unfortunately, most workplaces focus on short-term recovery activities, as opposed to building resilience in the workplace. Are you prepared to take the necessary steps to build employee resilience into your company’s culture? What Is Resilience? It's quite common for people to think of resilience as "smiling through the pain" or pushing through adversity, but [...]
Change Proofing: A Personal Lesson from the US Economy

Change Proofing: A Personal Lesson from the US Economy

How is it that in the midst of what feels like a recession (and is, according to second quarter numbers) that the market is going in the exact opposite direction than what we would expect? And how is it that we are seeing the housing market with amazingly low interest rates and all of the inventory being bought up the day it hits the market, with record unemployment and even city-wide vacancy? It seems to [...]
Resilience: Build A Calm & Change Proof Culture

Resilience: Build A Calm & Change Proof Culture

Forbes magazine recently identified resilience as the “it thing” to allow businesses to learn from the past while building the future.  Forbes’ article, aptly titled The Resilience Factor, says, “The combination of historical knowledge and creative, active foresight is at the core of building resilient systems. As they eye a path toward recovery, the vast majority of business leaders are already factoring resilience into their equations.” As a resilience keynote speaker, even within the most [...]