A New Tradition

A New Tradition

As we count down the final days paying for office space that we have not fully occupied for more than a year, this week we started a new tradition: a monthly, virtual team meeting we are calling “Tidal Pool”. Our mascot is the Starfish and as we brainstormed on a fun...
Never Be Done Baking

Never Be Done Baking

Our fiscal year starts each September 1. A few months before the start of the year, department leaders begin to work on their 12-month plan and then we complete our budget. We are an EOS Traction shop which means we follow a process that requires discipline and...
Three Dimensions, For a Moment

Three Dimensions, For a Moment

We had an in-person team meeting today; one of the largest ones we’ve had in a year and it was so nice to see people in three dimensions! For over a year, we’ve been zooming and teaming, experiencing each other via flat screens. On this day, being in the same room...
The Hard Stuff

The Hard Stuff

My aunt is dying quickly. She has weeks at most, and we are glad that her mind is sharp so that we can talk and laugh and cry about what we all feel is coming too quickly. As I drove over to her house this morning, toting an orchid to add beauty to her surroundings, I...
Daily Huddle Muddle

Daily Huddle Muddle

The ISTS Executive Team has a daily huddle every morning. These meetings last anywhere from five to 30 minutes depending on the topics at hand. We started these huddles right after the pandemic hit to stay connected and in front of any potential issues – we’ve...
Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

Recently, after a meeting, my phone rang and my stomach sank. I had made a couple valid, but potentially hard to take, comments during a board meeting and I was sure the board chair was calling to fuss at me. I thought about letting the call go to voicemail, but...