New manager alert.

I’m just over three months into my current role, and about seven into my career as a whole. I say all that to bring attention to the fact that I’m relatively new into the management part of my career. So, today I thought I’d share five things I’ve learned while managing my team, with hopes that my tips will be helpful for the future managers of tomorrow. Continue reading

Easing in.

So it’s been a little over a week since my first day in my new role (if you missed the news, catch up here), and it’s been such an amazing first few days! It’s not every day you get to return to a company that you not only loved working for, but also loved the people you were working alongside. Since my first day back in the building I’ve been flooded with congratulations, positivity and assistance as I work to get up to speed. But this transition into the promotions director role has been really enlightening for a few different reasons. While I anticipated switching industries and positions would have its challenges, I’ve already picked up on a few imperative skills that are helping make said switch as seamless as possible. So in this post I’d like to share some of my biggest lessons learned thus far. No matter the industry or the position you’re stepping into, I think these tips will be helpful for all! Continue reading

Drumroll please…

The last few weeks in between positions has been wonderful. I’ve gotten quite handy (see here for specifics), indulged in a Sex and the City marathon (because, why not catch up on the classics?!), and cherished some quality time with Science Kid Caiden and cuddly little Einstein. But next week, it’s back to work I go, and I’m so excited to officially share where I’m headed next… Continue reading

Team Fishers – Empowering employees & creating advocates

Last November I was able to attend the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference in Atlanta. Stay tuned because there will be more to come on the 2016 International Conference (in Indy, you can register here!), and because I’m a networking queen I spent at least two hours at the networking fair. While there, I connected with a variety of organizations, many of which were in the industry of employee engagement. When I returned to Indy, I shared many of the lingering ideas with my boss, and while I was able to implement a great deal of what I learned, there was never a great opportunity to tackle employee engagement. Until now.  Continue reading

3 C’s for Casey – Part II: Collaboration

By now, hopefully you’ve caught up on what I told you about the elevator pitch and what I think about creativity. Which leaves me at part 2 of this series, collaboration. It’s actually funny when I think about collaboration, because college-aged Casey hated working in groups. It seemed like there was always someone slacking their way through a project, and surprise, surprise, not much is different in the professional world! Just kidding, to an extent! In our organization, I find that even when we approach project collaboratively, there’s a whole lot that has to be delegated when it comes to execution and who’s responsible for which action item. But even despite the fact some plates leave the table fuller than others, I know I thrive in a collaborative work environment. Continue reading