Teeing off for the Indianapolis Children's Choir

This year, the ICC (or the Indianapolis Children's Choir if you're not hip with your charitable acronyms) is having their first ever golf outing fundraiser. Luckily, I have been able to work closely with the ICC for the past few years (to see Henry Leck before he left, and now to witness Josh Peddle take the reigns). I have been fortunate to see up close and personal the wonderful programs they have and how the children of Indianapolis really benefit from the programs offered the by the ICC. I was first introduced to the ICC a few years ago when a past employer was a sponsor. I was invited to attend their Big Fun Event (if you haven't gone, it's a must) which, as the name implies, is their b

Why It’s Okay to Be Silly at Work

A mentee sent me a copy of a letter she’d written for an organization where she mentors high school students. She’d been asked to write about a mentor that had impacted her. She chose me. My favorite thing she said was, “Randy taught me that silliness shouldn’t just be accepted—it should be encouraged!” Yes, it's okay to be silly at work. The Best Workplace Recipe Calls for ½ Cup of Fun I’ve always thought that humor was a key ingredient for workplace enjoyment. Smart managers learn this and use it. People who enjoy their work are more productive, have lower absenteeism rates, and are less likely to look for another job. Having fun at work is good business. But don’t just take my word for it

Working from Home: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I have the ideal situation. According to many people, myself probably included, I am living the dream. I work from home as a freelance content developer and writer. I exist as a creative type in the marketing realm, which is to say that I am among friends. I find and manage my own client base and work solely on a remote basis. I love it. But, it's not all sunshine and rainbows... Working from home means a couple of things: I don’t have to get out of my PJs if I don’t want to There is no overseer, monitoring what I do I can have a glass of wine at lunch (or breakfast if the urge were to strike) I determine my own schedule and can take time off when I choose There is no denying it. These are d

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