Mountain Day Inspiration!

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration

Mountain Day Inspiration >> Celebrate Autumn!

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 →

#26Acts of Kindness for Businesses


.#26Acts of Kindness for Businesses

Looking for innovative ways for your company or institution to incorporate Ann Curry's challenge for each of us to commit to 26 acts of kindness to honor each child and heroic teacher lost in Newtown?   Remember kindness starts at home  or in this case, in the office!  Start by implementing a Random Acts of Kindness  or 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 encouraging your employess to live life more compassionately by taking authentic responsibility for  relationships 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.

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Make Every Day a 100/0 Principle Day

 Action + Relationships = Results

Make Every Day a 100/0 Principle Day

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 →