How to avoid being predictable when meeting someone new

For many of us, meeting new people, whether socially or professionally, can be awkward.  And so many times we gravitate, especially in professional settings, to the dreaded “What do you do?” first question.  While it’s easy and safe and gives us some insight as to the type of person we have just met, it’s boring and predictable.  And let’s face it, none of us wants … Continue reading How to avoid being predictable when meeting someone new

Offices are still empty

Are you still working from home offices?  It seems you are not alone.  As of mid-November, only 25% of people had returned to their offices.  While this is higher than the lowest point in April of less than 15%, it is down slightly from October, which reported 27% occupancy. This decline in office use is also impacting the residential market of many of the big … Continue reading Offices are still empty

College degrees – are they worth it today?

We’ve long held the belief that college degrees are a near guarantee of a successful future.  But studies are showing that the cost of college may not be providing the same level of financial return for graduates as it once used to.  What’s next for our university system? Last week, our recent college graduate shared with us her experience graduating during a pandemic.  And questioned … Continue reading College degrees – are they worth it today?