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There is time to fit the puzzle pieces together with Allison Melangton, Indianapolis

July 22, 2021

Allison Melangton is the Senior Vice President at Penske Entertainment, a job she specifically pursued to be the brains behind the Indy 500 operation. No small task. Given that she previously headed the host committee for the Superbowl in the past (making her only the second woman to have done so), she looked at the Indy 500 as just another exciting challenge and planned the 100th running of the race flawlessly.  When COVID hit, like most of us, her best-laid plans were tossed out the w [...]

There is time for investing in others with Blake Behr, Indianapolis

July 8, 2021

Blake Behr never imagined he would start his own company, but, as the saying goes, never say never. Now he’s President of Ridgeline Electrical Industries. A terrible work environment pushed him to make the leap and create a place where people actually enjoyed working. Pretty crazy concept, right? Basic things like showing appreciation and creating a positive culture might sound easy enough but require a lot of time and serious commitment - something many bosses aren’t willing to inves [...]

There is time for improv comedy with Tyler Mayer, Indianapolis

June 24, 2021

Tyler Mayer considered taking the cloth before he became an educator, a path that led him to his current role as the President and CEO of Providence Cristo Rey, a faith-based college and career prep high school.  There he helps kids become the best version of themselves. “If you don't show up every day striving to make that connection with those students and give it your all and run down the hill they're going to see right through you.” Tyler coaches “running down the hill” a [...]

Azure Virtual Desktop – June Updates

June 23, 2021

June has been quite a month for Azure Virtual Desktop. Microsoft remains committed to actively reading user’s suggestions and implementing real and substantial change. Some of those changes will be rolling out soon, so we have taken the liberty of preparing a list summarizing the biggest changes announced this month for AVD.   The Name Change  Probably the most noticeable change to AVD is the fact it is now [...]

Azure Virtual Desktop – Why Make the Switch

June 17, 2021

With the events of the past year still fresh in our minds, it is more important than ever to regard technology as an integral business partner rather than simply a tool. Not only that, it is evident the flexibility offered by technology plays an important role in the overall functionality of the business. Many organizations are struggling to find that perfect solution to bridge the gap between home and office work for their employees. It might be time to investigate Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). [...]

There is time to be bold with Ryan and Kristy Rans, Indianapolis

June 10, 2021

Working side by side with your significant other may sound like a recipe for disaster. And yet, for Ryan and Kristy Rans, it’s something they spent years doing.  Fast forward. Prime Hospitality Group is thriving under their leadership even during the uncertainty of the pandemic. As Ryan shares, “It happened. Forget about how it happened. What‘s the best way to navigate the waters?” Instead of focusing on what happened, they’re looking ahead at how to overcome any challenge usi [...]

There is time for empathy with Liesel Mertes, Indianapolis

May 27, 2021

Liesel Mertes is a workplace empathy consultant and the owner of Handle with Care Consulting. Her job is to help companies learn how to support team members through what she calls disruptive life events, something she knows all too much about.  She experienced a tragedy that could have devastated her, but instead, she found a way to fight through the pain and help others.  How does she do it? She makes Zero Excuses.  Listen for: Sharing empathy in the workplaceThe imp [...]

Reopening The Office – Considerations for a Smooth Transition

May 25, 2021

Last March, we wouldn’t have guessed it would be another 14 months before planning began for a transition back to the office. There is little doubt your team has rapidly adapted, developed new skills and become infinitely more flexible. Here are a few important things to consider as your team builds its reopening plan.  Hybrid Work Options According to Microsoft, more than 70% of workers want flexible remote work options to continue after offices are reopened and, at the sam [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to confront uncertainty with Matthew Porter, St. Louis

May 13, 2021

Matthew Porter is the President and CTO of EmpowerMe Wellness. While Matthew has experienced substantial professional success, it’s his life outside the office that is truly inspiring. Several years ago, Matthew was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Yet, in the face of overwhelming uncertainty, he makes the most of every moment of every day. He’s a husband, father, ultra-marathoner, and philanthropist with a passion for anonymously helping others. How does he do it? He makes Zero Excuse [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to say yes with Jeff Winters, St. Louis

April 29, 2021

Jeff Winters is the President of Sapper Consulting where he and his team help growing companies generate B2B leads, fill their sales pipelines, and secure more customers. He’s a husband and father of three boys and spends his free time supporting the homeless by raising funds to cover utility bills for a local shelter. You would think someone with his schedule would find it hard to lend a hand. Yet, despite the increasing demands on his time, he believes in saying yes to helping the people [...]