InCite Performance Group Blog

The "Stressed" Club

Posted by Maura Derstein on Aug 25, 2015 8:06:53 AM

Over the past few years I have noticed more and more that it's popular to be stressed.  I hear girls in my youth group; my colleagues and sometimes my own sons say they’re stressed.  It makes me wonder, when did it become cool to be stressed out?  Sometimes, it feels like a club that everyone wants to be a part of.  Is it misery loves company???

I believe we need to challenge our thinking and approach when it comes to feeling "stressed out".  I haven't met anyone, even retired colleagues and friends who aren't busy and over scheduled.

So how can we approach life differently and effectively manage and appreciate the activities and opportunities that fill our workday and life?  Here are a few thought exercises to think through:

Read More

Topics: Growth and Development, Operations

Building 'Amazing' High Performing Teams

Posted by Mary Fran Mullan on Jul 7, 2015 6:00:00 AM

In my last blog, I shared with you two things: I’m a fan of the TV show Survivor, and I believe that show is a case study in risk management practices.  This month, I share with you Survivor is not the only reality TV show I follow. There’s another - my sons have introduced me to The Amazing Race, and I’m hooked.  It’s very entertaining, and the places the contestants visit are stunningly beautiful. And in another case of “art imitates life,” I see parallels between this show and our own agencies and brokerages.

Read More

Topics: Operations, High Performance Teams