Embedded EAPS defeat the purpose of services

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are supposed to help employees deal with life and work challenges. The death of a loved one, the heart-breaking end to a long-term relationship and the challenges of caring for children while also supporting an aging parent can affect a person’s well-being and lead to mental health struggles. Since problems at […]

Invest in your team: Offer a wellness program

If you root for a favorite sports team, you likely appreciate the role sports medicine plays in athletic performance. Your team not only treats injuries, but also provides athletes with the nutritional, physical and psychological recommendations required to prevent injury and preserve long-term health and well-being. While it’s obvious why sports teams invest in the […]

Effective communication depends on truly listening

Poor communication presents the largest obstacle to any successful relationship, and it all begins with listening. Not truly listening to others and ineffective communication are often at the heart of dysfunctional businesses, disgruntled team members, unsatisfied clients, failed marriages, disassociation with loved ones, frustration and anger, to name only a few. Stephen Covey — the […]

Manage your real estate investments

Investing in real estate might not be for the faint of heart. But neither is driving Interstate Highway 70. Both actions require a certain amount of planning as well as some mitigation before and during the process. The prevailing wisdom in any type of investing says to buy for the long term and don’t become […]

Who are the commercial buyers?

Last year was a turning point for the commercial real estate market in Mesa County, and that strong growth has continued into this year. For the first quarter of 2019, commercial sales increased 20 percent over the first quarter of 2018. I’m frequently asked where buyers come from. The Denver area? California? The answer might […]

Say yes to living a more positive life

When I think about positivity, I think about how important that approach has become in my life. I’ve learned being positive is not the absence of things going wrong. No matter how positive you are, things will still go wrong, cause conflict and upset you. What I’ve learned is being positive gives you a different […]

The art of delegation: Learn to let go and truly lead

As a business owner, you face two options: You can create a job for yourself or truly lead your company.  There’s a distinct difference. In the first scenario, you’re doing daily tasks that could easily be handled by other managers or team members — tasks that take away your precious time to be the visionary, […]

Get packing: Preparation eases stress of business travel

Quick. What’s your favorite part of a business trip? Packing probably doesn’t come immediately to mind. Packing is stressful and annoying, but it doesn’t need to be. A bit of planning and preparation goes a long way toward easing the stress that arises when you suddenly realize, “Oh, drat — I forgot that!” The same […]

Ready for Generation Z in the workplace?

It’s graduation season and with it comes a new cohort of high school and college graduates joining the work force. Last year, a total of about 2,600 students graduated from Mesa County District 51 high schools and Colorado Mesa University. This year marks the first big wave of Generation Z, defined by the Pew Research […]