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You can’t MAKE the horse do anything. Get your signal straight.

A few weeks ago I had a radical encounter. With a horse. You read that right. I’d been hearing about coaching and leadership work with horses for some time, so I grabbed the chance when I got a personal invitation to try it. The basic setup is that you get in a ring with a […]

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Your Big Picture Isn’t Big Enough

Let’s say you love grilling and eating outdoors, but you don’t like the isolation of manning the charcoal. While everyone is pretending to enjoy each other’s company over glasses of box wine, you are relegated to the corner of the pavers, eyes red and teary with a bottle of Bud and an apron emblazoned with […]

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If you like it put a logo on it

What does “SWAG” stand for – Souvenirs, Wearables and Gifts? Stuff We All Got? Stolen While At Gig? Spotted Whales Around Georgetown? Anyway you spell it, corporate “Swag” by definition, is promotional merchandise used in marketing and communication programs –anything you can put a corporate logo or slogan on, in hopes that the recipient will […]

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So, We’re Having a Session…

A Q&A session? Nope. A focus group? Nah. Whiteboarding, brainstorming, a jigsaw, team-building? Close, but not quite…..actually we’re having a jam session. With real musical instruments. Even got a banjo! It’s the first in what will hopefully be a series of after-work jam sessions / social events here at the Sears UX shop in downtown […]

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Congratulations, Your Meeting is No Longer Boring!

  Here’s a list I cobbled together about refreshing the way meetings are run. Maybe this will help your team find new ways to be productive and present. Perhaps laptops will actually close. Hopefully eyes won’t. And your employees will not only be engaged but will look forward to the next time you send a […]

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Moving Offices; how to Move the Culture, too

The inspiration for this post comes from a chat I recently had with Rod, the director of our Digital Innovation Group. While I have been tasked with helping to make sure our move to our new offices is seamless and fun, that the offices are clean and welcoming, and that everyone knows where they sit, […]

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[POSTER] Ice Cream Is Coming

Game of Cones

  The most epic ice cream social invitation… ever. Nice job Ali! …just had to share.  

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Giving Thanks

  Happy thanksgiving, from all of us at the nerdier end of the Sears Holdings User Experience Department, and the Digital Innovation Group. There are not many noteworthy saysing for Thanksgiving, which is odd, but I’ll leave you with this one I learned during EMT training:   Air goes in and out, blood goes round […]

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