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“Sure” Is a Funny Word!
“Sure” is a funny word. When used in conjunction with a possessive pronoun it indicates total conviction – i.e. “I am sure.”
However, when used outside of the sentence (and especially without a possessive pronoun), it indicates reticence, passivity or sarcasm.
So how do you know which way to interpret someone’s “sure”?
Coming Full Circle with BRM as a Philosophy
The dawn of the 21st century shed its rosy glow on a new way of thinking. Workers began to realize that killing themselves for shareholders they’d never meet and a bottom line they’d never see just didn’t make sense. The term “value” began to take on a different meaning. Notably, value expanded from tangible goods and money to include intangibles such as happiness, health, vacation-time, and purpose.
How to Own Your Emotions using Self-Regulation
Emotions are simply tools that we use to process and understand information. Thus, when we allow ourselves that time to process, we can mindfully respond in a manner that provides mutual value through self-regulation.
BRM Spotlight: Introducing the DACH Community of Interest!
We are excited to announce a new addition to the Community of Interest (CoI) family, the DACH Community of Interest. Geographically focused on German-speaking countries, DACH provides a community-based platform for local business managers to connect and share their experiences while promoting a BRM capability.
How to Train Your Empathy for Deeper Connections
“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.”
This age-old idiom has permeated society for generations, drawing its roots back to a Mary T. Lathrap poem in 1895. So, why does this century-old adage still echo with relevance today?
Introducing: The New BRM Institute Mission & Value Statement
This year we are focused on supporting the goals and ambitions of our global member volunteers. At the forefront of the conversation is the shift from profit to purpose and the value of being human!
When it Comes to Work-Life Balance, We Are what We Think
If you are fortunate, your work becomes a natural, organic part of your ideal life, requiring minimal effort to balance. For many, however, finding a compromise between the work you do to support yourself and the life that makes it all worthwhile can be a challenge.
Improve Your Job Satisfaction by Understanding your Coworkers
Knowledge is power. This is true of intellectual knowledge, of course, but it is also true in the sense of knowing others in the workplace. Bringing a group of people together into an office of all different backgrounds, personalities, and work styles in hopes that they mesh well could be a recipe for disaster.
Volunteering can help Improve Your Health & Career
Today’s theme for BRMWeek is about volunteering. But let’s take it a step further, and focus on our potential to impact others based on our unique experiences, stories, abilities, and passions. Often times, people find that through volunteering, yet we can make an impact on a daily basis.
Adopting a Shared Language Drives Business Value
To navigate today’s interconnected business world, leaders, entrepreneurs, and teams must build bridges with language, not walls. Although this feat proves difficult, you can establish shared language through a variety of methods.
The Hidden Value of Creativity in the Workplace
Creativity can be the crucial ingredient to staying competitive in your business and your field. By working with a company that fosters your creativity, or finding ways to cultivate your own, you can increase your overall happiness and strengthen your workplace performance.
2019 Top BRMs
The global BRM community is recognizing the top BRMs that have achieved success through their BRM efforts, strengthened the global BRM community and BRM discipline, enriched lives through excellence in BRM within their organizations, and/or contributed to the community on a local, national, and global level.