Entries by Scott Schwefel

Lending a Helping Hand

Someone who is a ‘people person’ is known for being warm, sociable, and friendly to a fault. They will go out of their way to lend a helping hand to people they know, people they work for, and occasionally someone they don’t know. Someone who is known as a people person could also be called […]

Motivated for Greatness

Motivation is an extraordinary thing. Motivation can be drawn from internal and external sources, and everyone has a source of motivation that stays strong despite what life throws at them. Some people are incredibly motivated, and not just in their personal lives- they can motivate others to greatness, which is an amazing thing to have […]

Analytical Observation: The Benefits of People Watching

Many of us enjoy people watching- we like to see how people live, how they interact, and how they deal with everyday situations. The same factors that make people watching so intriguing to many of us can also make office environments that much more interesting as well. Observers, or the Cool Blue thinkers, rely on […]

Supporting Your Team: Moderating Consistency and Change

Think of your ideal boss- what characteristics do they have? Are they kind? Do they offer support in and outside of work? Do they push you and their other employees to do their best work? What characteristics of a leader do they possess? On the other hand, what are some characteristics of the worst boss […]

Harnessing the Power of Inspiration

Think about something, or someone, that inspires you. It could be a parent or a former mentor, or a childhood sports hero. Your inspiration could come from other people, but could just as likely come from hearing the theme song to Chariots of Fire. Whatever it is that inspires you allows you to continue reaching […]

Does wearing a mask in the workplace mean you are “fake”?

When you are the supervisor or the manager at your workplace, you are being counted on (and paid too) by your employer to effectively teach, manage, and develop the employees they hire. With the uniqueness of humans, no two employees will respond the same way to getting trained, managed, developed, or even disciplined. Some supervisors […]

The Cool Blue Energy – As cool as the other side of the pillow

Documentation, preparation and just being precise in corporate America has never been more important. Good organizational practices are key in teaching new employees the way your company does things, complying with regulatory bodies such as the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other Federal governing bodies. Good […]