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Episode 40: Be A Willing Follower

 “Willing followers are an enormous blessing to leaders." Regardless of our title or position, most of us spend the majority of our time as a follower. In this episode, Sean takes time to explain how followers' contributions are a huge blessing to leaders. Together,...

Episode 39: Go Slow to Go Fast

  “Sometimes you have to go slow, so that later you can go fast."   We all want to achieve our goals in our personal and professional lives as fast as possible! In this episode, Sean discusses four key steps for maximizing success and saving time in the long...

An Icebreaker for Every Event

Have you ever felt stuck when it comes to creating an engaging experience with your group because you felt hindered by the type of event you are putting on? We know that's a difficult place to be! We also know how it feels to sit in a chair at an event and feel no...

Episode 38: Establish A Relational Culture

 “Be aware of the way that you treat people, because it matters." The way you treat people matters not only in your business, but in your everyday life. This episode, Sean will discuss how leaders can be ice breakers or fire starters. What kind of leader do you want...

Celebrate the Little Things

Imagine a workplace that celebrated the smaller holidays like we used to celebrate them in elementary school. Many of us remember exciting days in school like Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and St. Patrick's Day. As a kid, we looked forward to the fact that the day would...

Episode 37: Avalanche vs. Glacier

 “In business and leadership, slow and steady wins the race every single time.” Many of us know what happens in Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare. Sean takes a spin on that famous story in this episode as he discusses how leadership can be like an avalanche...

Escaping Mega-Cringe Icebreakers

What immediately starts going through your mind when you hear the word icebreaker?  Maybe it’s the dreaded question sequence “tell us your name, where you’re from, and share an interesting fact about yourself.” An interesting fact? What qualifies as an interesting...

Episode 36: The Importance of Starting Strong

 "How you start something often affects how you finish it." First impressions are everything, and here at Elevate, we focus immense time and energy into celebrating and welcoming our new hires well. Why? Because you never have a second chance to make a first...

Employee Onboarding Experiences

Wind in Your Sails This blog was written by Katherine Longmuir, Elevate’s Spring Content Development Intern, a Senior at Kennesaw State University.  As a second semester senior and a girl wired for planning, my mind is always thinking down the line to what is next. I...

Episode 35: Systems Create Freedom

 "Leaders use the systems they have or create the systems they need to free up time, creativity, mental energy, and mental space."  What comes to mind when you think of the word systems? It's no secret that they can often be thought-of as constricting or confusing,...

Ouch, That Helps: How to Handle Feedback

Encouraging Feedback as a means of Team Building Ahhh… Feedback. It gets a bad rep, doesn't it? People do not typically view receiving feedback as a satisfying experience. When you are trying to bond with your team and can’t decide what to do, your go-to suggestion is...

Episode 34: Leaders Don’t Wait

 "Leaders start right now." With a new year comes new resolutions and goal-setting; however, you don't have to wait for the "perfect time" to be the best version of yourself. In today's episode, Sean discusses how true leaders don't wait for a new year, ideal...

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5 Ideas for a Virtual Holiday Party

One of our favorite events to host for our own team every year is an annual holiday party. These events are a great time to show gratitude, award hard work, and simply unwind with the rest of the team.  As the holiday season rolls around, capping off a particularly...

Virtual Event Tips from the Best – Emmys 2020

Are you a big fan of awards shows? The Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Oscars, VH1 Music Awards, and The Emmys are all famous celebrations of the best music, acting, and entertainment. When the pandemic hit earlier in 2020, the question for these well known big events...

5 Ways to Cultivate Virtual Company Culture

While many companies are still working from home, company culture can suffer behind the screens. Here are five fun things you can do with your team to increase engagement while continuing to work from home:   1. Updates, Updates, Updates! Ask your team members...