Reader Recommended

Posted on Oct 29, 2019 :: Reader Recommended
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

What are you reading, watching, wearing or doing that’s so great you want to share it with others? We asked a few of our Insight readers, and this is what they said.
— Compiled by Insight Editor MaryBeth Matzek


 Ode to ‘the office’

“I was excited when the ‘Office Ladies’ podcast recently launched. It stars Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer, co-stars from ‘The Office’ TV show. Each week, they break down an episode of the show and share behind-the-scenes secrets and stories. A must-listen for any ‘Office’  fans out there.”

Mary Rhode, United Way Fox Cities, Menasha


Running a business is a journey

“After 20-plus years of being in business, the resources to grow personally and professionally are plentiful. However, some of the best discussions I have had have been in peer network groups. I’m currently in two executive groups for small business owners, and the information around the table is invaluable. Practical solutions are discussed and tough questions are asked with the intent of helping each business grow and become a stronger leader in the community. The support, trust and authenticity are as real as the fun moments and stories that are also shared. It has been a journey, but a wonderful journey so far.

Lisa Powers, Career Options and PAMCO, Appleton


Great for commutes

“Right now, I am listening to ‘The Dropout.’ The podcast is about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the world’s youngest female billionaire. Holmes’ company, Theranos, was meant to revolutionize health care. The real-life story line has money, romance, tragedy, and ultimately deception. It’s intriguing to hear about how a 19-year-old was able to string along so many smart people, health care agencies and investors.”

Nicole Onesti, Paper Converting Machine Co., Green Bay


Investing in yourself 

“As a practice, I designate a small amount of time each day to reflect and be intentional about the work I will do and how I can bring the best version of myself to that work. One of the tools I use is ‘Everyday Gratitude,’ a book filled with inspirational quotes and accompanying questions that I use to consciously ground my thoughts and actions for the day. The outcome I experience from investing five to 15 minutes each day is greater self-awareness and increased emotional intelligence that allows me to better lead myself and others.”

Christa Williams, Sophia Transformative Leadership Partners, Fond du Lac