Matt Brauning

August 26, 2016

Teamwork: Does it really make the dream work?

  There’s that dreaded word, teamwork.  You say it to a roomful of employees and not many get a look of excitement.  Because let’s be honest, our experience of teamwork has been from high school or college getting somehow paired with the exact opposite personality from ours.  Or worse yet, getting paired with an indifferent partner, and there is no motivating indifference.  But teamwork doesn’t have to be a bad word.  There is an exceptional brilliance that teamwork can bring in uniting and strengthening a group of people.  At first it can be messy and uncomfortable, but the more an […]
August 25, 2016

Purpose Driven Life.

It’s really become a buzz word of not only our social culture but also our corporate culture.  Many individuals don’t just want a job that pays, they want a career that is fulfilling.  One where what they do is making a contribution to the world.  One where who they are matters.  But what is purpose?  It’s certainly not something you can put into a wheelbarrow.  It’s an intangible, yet very real ideal that varies for each human being.  But what is really probably the most confusing is that many people don’t know what they are built for.  They have dreams, […]
December 19, 2014

The Gift in Failure.

‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’ – Winston Churchill Failure.  It can be this large looming elephant in the room when it comes time to commit and make a decision.  What if I’m wrong?  What if it tanks? What if I’m not as good as I think I am?  Yet surprisingly, the fear of failure stems from pride.  Because let’s be honest, there are times you will be wrong, some ideas you have will tank and you’re not always as good as you think you are.  But if you pride yourself […]