Entries by Mark Strong

Employee stress is rising – and Wellness Weeks aren’t the answer

It’s no secret employees today are under rising pressure to do more with less. According to the American Institute of Stress -- yes, there is such a thing -- 75% of employees believe job pressures are increasing. Maybe that explains the growing trend of companies offering “wellness” perks to their employees. You know the gist:  office meditation rooms, 10-minute chair massages, and of course the infamous semi annual “Wellness Week.”

Spoiler alert: Wellness Weeks aren’t Read More

Embrace Career-Long Learning

What’s the secret to excelling in your industry and career? A dedication to professional and personal development through lifelong learning.

As a corporate trainer and executive coach, I’ve seen firsthand that the most successful people take responsibility for their own learning, dedicate time to it each week, and are naturally curious. By prioritizing and remaining committed to learning throughout their career—and ultimately their whole lives—these individuals rise to the top of their fields.

Career-long learning … Read More