Category: Outside Insights

Entrepreneurs, Listen to This

by Brendan Seleyo on October 15, 2021 in Outside Insights


There is one truth for all entrepreneurs – success depends on who you have in your corner. There are the well-known characters: your co-pilots in business, dedicated team, and cheerleaders at home who make up your personal army. Then, there are the characters who get less fanfare but whose role isn’t any less critical: the […]

What Ted Lasso Taught Me About Life

by Jason Mathews on October 1, 2021 in Outside Insights


I am not sure how you’re choosing to distract yourself these days – lately the world seems to be oh so serious all of the time. If you listen to or read Outside Insights content, you’re familiar with my journey and my recipe for living your best life. I read, meditate, do yoga, work out […]

WDEL Interview 9/23/2021

by Jason Mathews on September 23, 2021 in WDEL Radio


Chris was back on WDEL for the first time since August. He joined host Peter MacArthur to talk about where the unemployment numbers are today and what we can expect to see as the economy continues to deal with COVID. Chris shared his thoughts on the major number of workers changing jobs, The Great Resignation. […]

Are You a Change Agent?

by Brendan Seleyo on September 17, 2021 in Outside Insights


Change agents have learned to embrace change, to plan for uncertainties and to recognize opportunities within challenges. They prefer to make something happen rather than to react when something happens to them. While we’re working towards this level of adaptability, most of us can’t say that we’re change agents – yet.   In my humble opinion, […]

The Never-Ending Pandemic

by Jason Mathews on September 3, 2021 in Outside Insights


Yesterday I read a meme that referenced the never-ending pandemic. “The new normal” had gone on so long that I had time to get in shape once…and then get out of shape again. I know this is how many of us feel right now. It’s like the pandemic 15 (which is a real thing), not […]

I Want a Career Agent Too!

by placers on August 20, 2021 in Outside Insights


Athletes, singers and actors/actresses have them. Performers spend all of their time honing their skills and perfecting their craft while someone else helps guide their career. They go to their career agent for advice, counsel, and opportunities because they lack the know-how or the time to do it themselves. What about us mere mortals? Today’s […]

Questions that will help you be a better teammate

by placers on August 6, 2021 in Outside Insights


At many points in our lifetime, we’re put into positions where others depend on us to be a good teammate. You’re a teammate to your colleague at the office, your partner on a college partner, your roommate, and your significant other. These people depend on you. How do you know that you’re upholding your end […]

WDEL Interview 7/29/2021

by placers on July 29, 2021 in WDEL Radio


Placers President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur this week to talk about the unemployment claims number that was released and shared his thoughts on what that means for the job market’s recovery. He also discusses the adjustment to the higher demand for remote work for the job seeker and employers out there. Lastly, Chris […]

The Power of Knowledge

by placers on July 23, 2021 in Outside Insights


Group brainstorming sessions are usually the birthplace of a spark of an idea that turns into something big. Whether you’re discussing the next roll out with colleagues or deciding what to name the new family puppy while trying not to shut down the name “cupcake”. While brainstorming, the first wave of responses are often narrow […]

How to Build the Life You Want with Chris & Alan Burkhard

by placers on July 9, 2021 in Outside Insights


  Not considering the responsibility that you feel as a leader, parent, or team member, if you really think about it, aren’t you the most important person in your life? Even if you live a life of service, if you’re not whole, you won’t be able to serve others to the best of your ability. […]