Today is Mountain Day! The Smith College bells were rung early this morning (October 5th) to announce that the college's president has suspended classes for the day. Students are free to go hiking, have picnics, pick apples at local farms, or just take a relaxing break. #smithmountainday
What a beautiful tradition! As some of you who have been following me for a while know, this is not the first time I have waxed poetic about Mountain Day. I truly believe that every institution and organization should establish a similar holiday dedicated to re-invigorating the soul. Continue Reading →
Action + Relationships = Results
Designate your next teacher institute day, company team building event, or any day, 100/0 Principle Day and then turn it into a month long effort!
Looking for innovative ways to inspire your team without investing in a major team building initiative? Invest limited resources and lots of energy into instituting the 100/0 Principle company wide. Start by implementing a 100/0 Principle Day modeled after Smith College’s Mountain Day where every year, the president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces a holiday day off to re-invigorate the soul by ringing the college bells. Even though you most likely won’t choose to give employees a day off, incorporate the concept of taking authentic responsibility for a relationship into the day’s normal routine. The operative words should be kindness and respect and patience with zero tolerance for anything less. This is a good day to review your company's harassment policies and conduct company-wide harassment training. Continue Reading →