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Take Five with Edward Brown: How to battle your ‘time bandits’

Take Five with Edward Brown: How to battle your ‘time bandits’

Change management expert Edward Brown knows why we’re stressed at work, and it starts with the fact that we’re wasting 40% to 60% of our time due to unwanted interruptions. The chief culprits are what Brown calls “time bandits,” the people or unexpected events that interrupt us, often with crippling effects on our professional pursuits.

Has the economy finally turned a corner? Local experts weigh in

Has the economy finally turned a corner? Local experts weigh in

After five years of modest economic growth and equally modest consumer spending, it’s hard to ignore the surprisingly strong economic news that emerged last week. Does it mean the U.S. economy has finally gained enough traction to enter a more robust phase?

Lobster tails and train rides: How does your company picnic compare to Epic’s?

Lobster tails and train rides: How does your company picnic compare to Epic’s?

Hosting a company picnic that employees actually enjoy presents plenty of challenges, but when your company has 7,400 employees and 2013 revenues of $1.66 billion, the expectations are even higher. Nonetheless, Epic Systems, the electronic health records powerhouse, rose to the challenge Saturday when it hosted its annual company picnic — dubbed Epicnic — on its sprawling Verona campus.

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  • 40 Under 40: 2014 Class, Part 4

    Get to know some of the professionals selected for In Business magazine’s 2014 class of 40 Under 40. You’ll learn a bit about their professional lives as well as some of their hidden talents. In this episode, we feature Kayla Storlid, owner of Kayla’s Custom Cleaning, LLC; Peter C. Osman, owner/attorney with Borakove-Osman, LLC; Sandy Morales, fund development director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County; Brad Grzesiak, principal/co-founder of Bendyworks, Inc.; and Todd Schmidt, economic development director for the Village of Waunakee.

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