Screen Time, Brain Damage & Stress

Screen time is slowly damaging us in ways we may not know for another generation or more, when scientists have studied the right populations over time. Like a runaway train, computer technology hit us hard and fast, and there’s no slowing it down. How many hours are workers spending adjusting to the “new and improved” […]

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Harnessing the Power of Thought Diversity

Trust is the foundation of all relationships. When it comes to family, mutual trust flows naturally. At work, it’s another story. In today’s diverse workplace there’s a way to tap into the power of that diversity, to build trusting relationships, and it’s a far cry from the annual company picnic. At Venture Up, we embrace […]

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July 4 ~ 10 Fun Facts ~ USA

On vacation for July 4? Doesn’t matter. Chances are you’re not working too hard anyway. No stoppin’ the lazy days of summer seeping into the workplace. Since you’re slacking anyway, take a look at what’s behind the greatest summer day off: 1. Fake news? Well, kinda. John Trumbull’s 1818 oil painting is often described as […]

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Human Resources in Conflict

Human Resources in Conflict If you are in the process of raising kids, you are well aware that your advice means little because, simply, you lack credibility. Yet if a favorite teacher, a coach or their best friend’s mom say the same thing, the wisdom is absorbed and retained until their next favorite influencer comes […]

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3 Quick Ways to Handle Mistakes

If you are a new leader or manager, your team automatically looks up to you and seeks your advice and direction. That’s a double-edged sword. The door of respect is open, but that door can close if you make a wrong move. If you ignore your mistake, deflect or blame someone else, the door can […]

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ESCAPE the Case

Competition Meets Cooperation When your the teams you manage have a chance to interact and have fun on activities (seemingly) unrelated to work, you reap the added benefits of increasing team chemistry and boosting morale and employee engagement. Effective team building programs span the range, from simple trust-building activities to corporate campouts, all on company time. The last […]

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