Posts from December 2014

Stop and Smell the Crayons

Stop and Smell the Crayons
Color outside of the lines and have forward thinking ideas

“A Crayola Crayon is one of the top 20 most recognizable smells and just the smell of it can reduce an adult’s blood pressure by 10%!” Who needs stress balls anymore when you can have a box of …

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Collegiate Design: The New Driver for Workplace Design

Collegiate Design: The New Driver for Workplace Design

In a world where securing top talent is a competitive business advantage, employers spend many waking hours devising ways to attract and retain an exceptional workforce. Human Resource professionals claim that two of their top three biggest challenges over the …

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Wellness vs. Well-being

Wellness vs. Well-being
IFMA World Workplace 2014

I never really thought of the difference of “wellness” vs “well-being,” but during my recent adventure to New Orleans for IFMA World Workplace 2014, it finally hit home. I not only learned what a hurricane was, but I …

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Global Inspiration & Perspective

Global Inspiration & Perspective
What I took away from my trip to Germany to help my business in Iowa

As the world continues to get smaller and the pace of change continues to accelerate, I have become more aware that I need to look for new opportunities to learn. For 35 years, I have attended trade shows …

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Rookie Smarts

Rookie Smarts
On the ball field and in the office

When I hear the word rookie, it reminds me of a baseball player who is just making his big debut in the major leagues and getting an opportunity to step out onto the field and show his stuff. …

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Working in the Heart of Des Moines

Working in the Heart of Des Moines

“Where are you from?” “Iowa.” “Iowa? Isn’t that where they grow corn?” I’m pretty well-traveled for my age. Having lived in Germany and Hawaii, I can’t even begin to tell you the different reactions I’ve got from people …

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Do What You Love, Love What You Do

Do What You Love, Love What You Do
Why I nominated Saxton to be a 2014 Top Workplace

Do what you love, love what you do. Working at Saxton, I truly love what I do and that’s why I decided to nominate Saxton for The Des Moines Register 2014 Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces program surveys …

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Video: 2014 DMACC Most Innovative Award – Saxton

Video: 2014 DMACC Most Innovative Award – Saxton

Saxton was named the Most Innovative Company at the 2014 Des Moines Area Community College Small Business Awards. Congrats to all of our employees for this awesome recognition! Check out this video produced by ShawnFitzGerald.com through DMACC that was …

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Unleashing Innovation

Unleashing Innovation
My experience working in an innovative culture

Everyone wants to be innovative, it’s the cool thing to do, right? Innovation used to be a buzz word to me, one that sounded like it had something to do with a science experiment. For eight years I …

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