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A look at Siegfried's culture

A look at Siegfried's culture

January 13, 2022

We like to have fun at Siegfried. So much fun, in fac...
We like to have fun at Siegfried. So much fun, in fact, it’s one of our company values. (The others are being fair and building and sharing stak...
We like to have fun at Siegfried. So much fun, in fact, it’s one of our company values. (The others are being fair and building and sharing stakeholder value.) This focus on fun and sharing value across employees and friends of the Firm was on display at our National Summit in Las Vegas, NV. We … Continue reading "A look at Siegfried's...
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The magic in showing gratitude

The magic in showing gratitude

November 18, 2021

Until a few years ago, I placed myself solidly in the “Christmas is the best holiday of the year” camp. For me, Thanksgiving was a stop on the way to Cookieville and Christmas Tree Town. But, as the promise of new toys became less interesting, I realized that Thanksgiving has its own kind of magic. It’s slow and subtle, but Thanksgiving reminds us all to stop and say thank you. To be grateful for what we have and what others give us. (And of course, to eat lots of mashed potatoes.)

Until a few years ago, I placed myself solidly in th...
Until a few years ago, I placed myself solidly in the "Christmas is the best holiday of the year" camp. For me, Thanksgiving was a stop on the way to...
Until a few years ago, I placed myself solidly in the "Christmas is the best holiday of the year" camp. For me, Thanksgiving was a stop on the way to Cookieville and Christmas Tree Town. But, as the promise of new toys became less interesting, I realized that Thanksgiving has its own kind of magic. It's slow and subtle, but Thanksgiving reminds us...
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The power in seeing people as people

The power in seeing people as people

November 11, 2021

Assuming you don’t see people as aliens or subhumans, you might be asking yourself, “What other way is there to see people besides people?” Well, when you are focused, obsessed, and absorbed with your own interests and activities, it’s likely that you are only thinking of the people around you as far as they impact you. Perhaps you see them as competition, or as a roadblock, or perhaps an ally. Basically, you see them as objects and not as the complex, thoughtful beings they are. And that’s a problem.

Assuming you don't see people as aliens or subhumans...
Assuming you don't see people as aliens or subhumans, you might be asking yourself, "What other way is there to see people besides people?" Well, whe...
Assuming you don't see people as aliens or subhumans, you might be asking yourself, "What other way is there to see people besides people?" Well, when you are focused, obsessed, and absorbed with your own interests and activities, it's likely that you are only thinking of the people around you as far as they impact you. Perhaps you see them as com...
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5 listening techniques to improve your relationships

5 listening techniques to improve your relationships

September 30, 2021

Humans are narcissistic by nature. Prone to think about ourselves and our agenda, we occasionally find it difficult to sit still and listen to someone else.

Humans are narcissistic by nature. Prone to think abo...
Humans are narcissistic by nature. Prone to think about ourselves and our agenda, we occasionally find it difficult to sit still and listen to someone...
Humans are narcissistic by nature. Prone to think about ourselves and our agenda, we occasionally find it difficult to sit still and listen to someone else. ...
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Lessons from the Last Airbender

Lessons from the Last Airbender

September 16, 2021

Children’s movies and TV shows hold a special place not only in our hearts, but in the collective media of our society. Large creators like Disney and Pixar craft beautiful, relatable characters and stories that do not simply entertain the latest generation, but provide social commentary in simple but powerful ways for more mature minds.

Children’s movies and TV shows hold a special place...
Children’s movies and TV shows hold a special place not only in our hearts, but in the collective media of our society. Large creators like Disney a...
Children’s movies and TV shows hold a special place not only in our hearts, but in the collective media of our society. Large creators like Disney and Pixar craft beautiful, relatable characters and stories that do not simply entertain the latest generation, but provide social commentary in simple but powerful ways for more mature minds....
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What is managing up?

What is managing up?

September 2, 2021

Managing up sounded terrifying to me the first time I heard it. The second time too, if I’m being honest. I’m supposed to tell my manager what to do? Doesn’t that make them seem like bad leader? Who am I to tell her what she should or should not be doing? Well, turns out, that’s not what managing up is. (Phew.)

Managing up sounded terrifying to me the first time I...
Managing up sounded terrifying to me the first time I heard it. The second time too, if I’m being honest. I’m supposed to tell my manager what to ...
Managing up sounded terrifying to me the first time I heard it. The second time too, if I’m being honest. I’m supposed to tell my manager what to do? Doesn’t that make them seem like bad leader? Who am I to tell her what she should or should not be doing? Well, turns out, that’s not what managing up is. (Phew.)...
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Build resilience to combat stress at work

Build resilience to combat stress at work

August 12, 2021

Workplace stress is so common today that it’s been referred to as the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization. It’s well known that stress has degenerative effects on our health and wellness. Stress is so prevalent that it costs American businesses some $300 billion a year. So how do you fight back against workplace stress to maintain productivity and progress in your career?

Workplace stress is so common today that it’s been ...
Workplace stress is so common today that it’s been referred to as the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization. It...
Workplace stress is so common today that it’s been referred to as the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization. It’s well known that stress has degenerative effects on our health and wellness. Stress is so prevalent that it costs American businesses some $300 billion a year. So how do you fight back against wor...
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Harnessing silence for growth

Harnessing silence for growth

July 29, 2021

Silence carries a strong stigma. It is seen as crippling, rude, and worst of all, weak. But, why is this? I may be one of the few who values silence. I see the beauty and power in its pure nothingness and the opportunities that hide behind it. It offers a pause to the bustling world, allowing for self-reflection and growth.

Silence carries a strong stigma. It is seen as crippl...
Silence carries a strong stigma. It is seen as crippling, rude, and worst of all, weak. But, why is this? I may be one of the few who values silence. ...
Silence carries a strong stigma. It is seen as crippling, rude, and worst of all, weak. But, why is this? I may be one of the few who values silence. I see the beauty and power in its pure nothingness and the opportunities that hide behind it. It offers a pause to the bustling world, allowing for self-reflection and growth....
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10 Things I Learned From 365 Days of Learning

10 Things I Learned From 365 Days of Learning

July 1, 2021

On May 12, 2020, I embarked on a rather life-changing journey. I had attended a webinar earlier that month and was introduced to the amazing Pamay Bassey, Chief Learning Officer at Kraft Heinz. Pamay shared about her recent year-long challenge called “365 Days of Learning,” where she learned something new and shared about it every day! But she did not stop there, she inspired a whole learning movement at Kraft Heinz through this challenge! Intrigued and hungry for something new in what was turning out to be a very upside-down year, I set out on my own #365DaysOfLearning journey.

On May 12, 2020, I embarked on a rather life-changing...
On May 12, 2020, I embarked on a rather life-changing journey. I had attended a webinar earlier that month and was introduced to the amazing Pamay Bas...
On May 12, 2020, I embarked on a rather life-changing journey. I had attended a webinar earlier that month and was introduced to the amazing Pamay Bassey, Chief Learning Officer at Kraft Heinz. Pamay shared about her recent year-long challenge called “365 Days of Learning,” where she learned something new and shared about it every day! But she ...
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How to create change with habits

How to create change with habits

June 24, 2021

Many people think they need to make big sweeping changes to build the life they want. And sometimes, that’s true. But more often, it’s the small, subtle changes that make the biggest difference. The same goes for habits. Simple, achievable actions are the backbone of creating possibilities and making your goals a reality.

Many people think they need to make big sweeping chan...
Many people think they need to make big sweeping changes to build the life they want. And sometimes, that's true. But more often, it's the small, subt...
Many people think they need to make big sweeping changes to build the life they want. And sometimes, that's true. But more often, it's the small, subtle changes that make the biggest difference. The same goes for habits. Simple, achievable actions are the backbone of creating possibilities and making your goals a reality. ...
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