Throughout my almost 5 years here at IMPACT, I’ve seen a lot of (positive) change. A team of 15 is now over 60. A small office has become a big one. We’ve gone from having everyone work from our Wallingford location to now having more people working from their homes across the country. And, I’ve made my way from an intern to an account supervisor, managing a team of awesome account executives & coordinators -- 2 of which are remote. (Shoutout to Iris, Dakota, & Amanda!)
Marcella and I are back with a brand new episode. This week, we're answering a very important question: What do you do when your personal life starts to negatively impact work? We're not talking about having a bad hair day or spilling coffee on yourself before you get to work. We're referring to much more serious instances -- issues at home, a death or medical emergency in the family, etc.
One of the best parts of our job is the fact that we get to wake up each morning knowing we get to work with some of the smartest people in the industry. So, this week, while our noses are deep in projects, processes, and creative objectives, Marcella and I are sharing with you our favorite episodes featuring other IMPACTers. From collaboration and career paths, to "carefrontations" and mindfulness, these have been some of our favorite conversations. Enjoy!
We spend a lot of time talking about how to react to change, but we’ve never really discussed what it means to be an agent of change at an organization, and how to implement change effectively.
Picture this. It was a hot summer day in Wallingford, CT. The whole team was in office for one of our quarterly team get togethers. We were in the middle of our annual Dip Day, which is the best day of the year - yes, even better than Christmas - because everyone makes and shares a different dip and you eat dips for days.
We're back! And, for very selfish reasons, I am really excited about today’s episode. Not too long ago, I had a lot of fun collaborating with Chris Duprey (our COO) on an article which has since been published on the IMPACT blog: Flash to Bang Leadership: Are You Reacting or Responding to Your Teams? Whether you’re a leader or someone who aspires to be one, one day, I highly recommend you read it.
This is it, you're finally going to do that one thing that terrifies you, but makes you feel excited and alive. Then, the small voice inside your head starts: "You're going to fail. Everyone will know you're a fraud. You're going to hurt yourself. Who do you think you are? No one will care about this..." Today, we're going to shut that voice up once and for all!
Where was I five years ago? At the company headquarters of D Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment located in the Center of the Universe -- AKA, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I had the honor of being Dog 6, the company commander of D Company, responsible for everything D Company did or didn’t do. At the time, we were about to go to the field for a week’s worth of training, including marksmanship and war-fighting.