Tag: outside insights

Exhaustion in the Age of the “New Normal”

by placers on August 7, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

It’s officially August – about six months since news of a formidable virus with a strange name infiltrated the headlines. For six months, we’ve seemingly been in a constant state of alert while adjusting to a “new normal” – one that will never really feel normal. A reality where we’re continually asking ourselves, what comes […]

Finding Peace in Chaos

by placers on July 24, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

Here’s the truth, friends – I have a war in my mind that gets fought every day.I am going to bet that I am not alone. 2020 seems to have done this to me and to most people I know – probably even you. We are in a constant state of angst, recharged with every […]

Knowledge is Our Equalizer

by placers on July 10, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

While 2020 is a year we might hope to forget – we will always remember the realities faced and the lessons learned. Why does it seem like the issues, challenges, and obstacles keep coming relentlessly? That behind every crisis is another one waiting to greet us.First, a virus turned global pandemic, then the economic fallout […]

How to be a hero in the year 2020

by placers on June 26, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

Superheroes of comic books and Marvel movies wear costumes and save the world from evil. Most come from humble beginnings and experience the injustices of their world first-hand. Their experiences forge their character and will in ways that enable them to later protect and fight for the rights of others. Think of Superman as he […]

Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

by placers on June 12, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

Over the past two decades, my personal secret to success has been a simple one. To outwork and outlearn everyone else as best I can. This is so much a part of me; therefore, it is also a part of our Placers DNA. Part of our purpose at Placers is to serve our customers, including […]

My View from the Road

by placers on March 6, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

For the last few weeks, I have been in Wyoming on my sabbatical (all Placers team members take one every 10 years). I’m accompanied by my wife, Kim, and two Aussie Shepherds, Ziggy and Gracie, in a small cabin-style rental.   Nature has welcomed us into its embrace as short-term guests in a place where […]

Leadership by Temper Tantrum

by placers on February 21, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

As a history buff, I recently read a short story about the fall of Napoleon. Yes, the Emperor of France who conquered most of Europe in the 1800s. In a famous event, Napoleon raced back to Paris from the battlefields after receiving intelligence that his two top government officials were apparently conspiring against him.   […]

To Move Forward, You Must be Still

by placers on February 7, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

If you’ve been part of the Outside Insights community for a while, you know how important I view goal setting and developing actionable steps to make them a reality. We set our sights on outcomes that we want to reach and then act with intention, every day, to achieve them – knocking tasks out one […]

5 Ways to Manage Stress

by placers on January 24, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

When I was a young man, I avoided problems and stressful situations. I operated by the mentality that if I didn’t talk about it or think about it, the stress would disappear for a brief moment. Sound familiar?   As you can guess, and likely know first-hand, the stress would always come back bigger and more […]

2020: The Year You Refuse to Settle

by placers on January 10, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

The start of the year holds so many feelings – gratitude after time spent with loved ones, perhaps a little melancholy as we settle back into the routine of things, and a hell of a lot of inspiration to make the new year the best it can be. No matter what your unique goals are, […]

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