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Welcome. The name is Connection Room because connecting people is what we do. Our goal is to provide useful information focused on leadership, inspiration, and improving lives and relationships.

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Connecting the Personal and the Professional

  • 09/23

As Tim’s professional journey continues in Season 2 of our work life comic strip, Dogged Decisions, we see how connections in the workplace may grow outside our individual place of business. Connections and relationships impact both our personal and professional…

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Recognizing Talent Goes Way Beyond Checking the Boxes

  • 08/23

As Season 2 of our work life comic strip Dogged Decisions continues, we find that Tim’s ability to make connections has presented him with a new professional opportunity.  Making connections – bringing two sides together by confidently leveraging experience and…


Pursue Your Passions – Live Your Dreams

  • 07/23

Our comic strip about work life, Dogged Decisions, has focused on internal traits developed by Tim early in his career. We have repeatedly witnessed his ability to connect with and help people in meaningful ways. The new season of the…

How To Show Gratitude To Your Team And Boost Employee Engagement

How to Show Gratitude for Your Team

  • 05/23

In today's competitive business environment, it is critical to have a motivated and engaged workforce. One of the best and simplest ways to achieve this is by showing gratitude to team members for their hard work and contributions. Appreciation is…

Objective Executive Search Process

The Objective Executive Search

  • 04/23

A common misconception about my executive search work is that I am in the recruitment business. While the need to find a person to fill a role drives both executive search and recruitment, the similarities end there. Executive search is…


The Curiosity Challenge

  • 03/23

One of my favorite on-screen tropes is “sharking.” Regardless of what genre you prefer, I guarantee you’ve seen it somewhere. A bully challenges someone to prove their worth, not realizing their competitor is more qualified than they let on. Maybe…

Work Life Balance

Balance Begins at the Top

  • 02/23

Amid workplace news regularly coining new terms like “quiet quitting” and “rage applying,” it can feel discouraging for leaders as we try to build and maintain healthy, successful teams. We know the truth is more nuanced than “no one wants…

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The Optimism Advantage

  • 01/23

From US politicians to Silicon Valley executives, many of society’s most successful leaders hold one characteristic in common: the value of optimism. Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for why we should feel confident for the future in his…

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Generosity: The Gift of Success

  • 12/22

In 2010, the show Undercover Boss debuted on reality TV.  For eleven seasons, we have seen corporate executives secretly take lower-level jobs within their companies to witness firsthand how their operations work and what their employees truly think of them.…

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Humility: Interviewing for the Intangible

  • 11/22

Years of searching for the best candidates means I’ve interacted with my fair share of talented people. As I interview them, I listen for qualities such as humility that indicate whether they are also a fit, making them the exceptional…

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