Author Archives: Jumer

Why ride the telecommute train?

It’s no secret that work-from-home days and telecommuting job opportunities are increasing across the country. Many predict that as new technology continues to infiltrate business, more companies will hop on the telecommuting job train. It is widely believed that there are advantages from financials aspects to collaboration for organizations that encourage telecommuting. From a historical stand point, it may be ...

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Who’s your Daddy? Celebrating my Organization on Father’s Day

Management Monday – Managing job appreciation on Father’s Day This past weekend was the celebration of Father’s Day.  Some people traveled across the county to see their dads, some took their pops to lunch, others sent a heart-warming gift, while still others honored the memory of their father on father’s day in their own sacred way. Fathers work hard and ...

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Who Wrote the Book of Time?

As if Christmas Island didn’t already have an edge on one of the major holidays, it jumped into the future at 5 a.m. ET on Monday, becoming, along with Kiribati and Samoa, the first populated place to reach 2013. Although as a race, us humans experience the hours, days, months and seasons differently, the way through which we perceive time ...

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What’s the difference between an executive and a Chimp?

While we think of ourselves as the most advanced mammals in the world, it stands to reason that at times we would be wise to take notes from our furry friends. It can be comical to step back and consider what people can learn from animals, but also a growth opportunity specifically as it applies to the world of working: ...

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Washington Navy Yard: Turn the Ship Around

This morning, a shooting on the Washington Navy Yard resulted in several injuries and even some fatalities (CBSNEWS). In thinking of the people affected by this situation, our hearts are heavy. With the advents of technology, learning to penetrate a security fire-wall has become a lot more possible than it used to be and although the details behind this event’s ...

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Want to be headhunted?

Imagine that it’s 4:30pm in the afternoon at the end of a busy work day. The phone rings and you answer to find out a headhunter is interested in recruiting you for a job. Maybe your job is a perfect fit, or maybe not. However, if this is a scenario that does entice you, then you may want to listen ...

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The Success Block

We have all heard of the writers’ block.  This is when a writer who is usually a brilliant communicator and fluidly exudes energy in writing and developing their content, cannot get the pen to make contact with the paper to move forward.  The writer becomes “stuck”.  It is commonly believed that writers’ block is caused by lack of inspiration, and/or ...

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The Hobbit in the Office

Tolkien’s creativity has captured our imaginations for generations, but more importantly his stories tap into some everyday truths. From addressing unlikely friendships like that of Gimli the dwarf and Legolas the elf to the large picture struggle between good and evil, these stories are timeless. Maybe the most fascinating thing about his themes is that they can even carry over ...

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It IS Rocket Science

You’ve likely already heard of Elon Musk, but if you haven’t, this won’t be the last time you’ll see his name. As CEO and Chief Designer at SpaceX, Musk helped lead the organization to becoming the first commercial company in history to successfully recover a spacecraft from Earth’s orbit. As recent as 2012, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial ...

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Executive Suicides Under Pressure

“Pressure pushing down on me, Pressing down on you.” You may recognize those lyrics from the famous Queen and David Bowie song called Under Pressure. No doubt, this song calls to mind the realization of stress and fear in life. Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection and more are landing people every day in depressive mindsets. But what many people ...

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