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I personally love coffee and can’t imagine starting my day without it. I hate to admit it, but I have to plan time out of every morning to get my caffeine fix, which has become something of a morning ritual. I’m not alone though. As most of you have probably noticed, there are specialty coffee shops popping up all over your communities. Lattes, iced coffees, shaken teas and even alcoholic coffee drinks are popular with many...

I write this post with a grain of salt, as it speaks to the opposite of what I do from day to day as an IT Manager at Eakes Office Solutions. But, I gave it try a month ago, and it resulted in one of the best vacations I have ever had. I am talking about turning off the technology. This means taking phones, tablets, laptops…

Fostering creativity and innovation in the workplace requires a new strategy that might take some business leaders by surprise. It requires a rigorous focus on organizational and employee wellbeing. “The most successful organizations are now turning their attention to employee wellbeing as a way to gain emotional, financial and competitive advantage,” notes Tom Rath, Gallup’s leader of workplace research and co-author of the bestselling book “Wellbeing.”...