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“Part 2: Ode to Maslow” by Rizwan Oskoui

Welcome back, dear readers! Have I sold you on the value of professional mindfulness yet? (See Part 1: Translating Soft Skills in the Time of Covid.) If you’re not quite there, you’re in luck. I’ve got another installment. You may need a bit of background for this one, so let’s get down to basics. Every business class I’ve ever taken has referred to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a core concept, a way of understanding what drives... +

Execution Management Services: An Educational Journey

 “The act of turning conversation into something visual, so everyone can understand a client space, is a little bit like magic. The final product is truly beautiful to behold.” “Shani’s Change Management course helped open up a whole world for me!” These are the reactions of MPS consultants to their experience in the first cohort of our Execution Management Services (EMS) program. Of the group who started the... +

“Translating Soft Skills in the Time of Covid (Part 1)” by Rizwan Oskoui

Life moves quickly. We live in a day and age where everything happens in a blur, our schedules and responsibilities a jumble of multicolored blocks on cell phones. Even in the middle of a pandemic (when we’re supposed to be slowing down) the days seem to end almost as soon as they begin.  The solution seems simple: practice mindfulness. Focus on the moment, on the space within you and around you, on feelings and thoughts. Simply be... +

“Beyond Broadway” by Shani Nyandemoh

The neon lights of Broadway have dimmed – no, actually, they’ve gone dark.  For actors, that means no more two show days, passing by the marquee to head through the stage door or hearing the familiar call for places. Broadway is considered the pinnacle of success for many artists and where many long to be one day. It is the ultimate collection and collaboration of the best and brightest all in one place, to accomplish one mission: to... +

CEO Kendall Lott Reaches a 16-year Milestone

Congratulations to our intrepid leader, President, and CEO, Kendall Lott, for completing 16 exhilarating, difficult, adventurous, risk-taking, and ultimately successful years with MPS. He came onboard as a consultant in 2005, when there were about 6 other staff and the company was called M Squared Strategies. After taking over the company in 2008, Kendall has overseen almost 13 years of growth, including an expansion of services and clientele,... +

Sarah Smith’s Solution: Remote Work

For working mothers in this COVID-19 World, working remotely is the best thing that could have happened. I was in a sheer panic when the pandemic hit: schools and daycare were closed, yet schooling was to carry on for my then 7-year-old son.  How could I monitor his education, be there for my family, and still earn a living?  Something had to give and I was afraid it was my job.   But then Julianna, MPS’ Operations Program... +