Month: February 2015

People Who Inspire: Jon Jackson on a mission to Keep Yinz Warm

Keep Yinz Warm - Jon now with bags cropped - main photo

Five years ago, Jon Jackson was a 12 year old passenger in his mother’s car when he looked out the window and saw something he had never seen before. It was a homeless man, lying in a fetal position under a bridge. The image left an indelible impression.

“I had heard of homelessness, but I had never seen it,” he said. On this bitter cold, January day in Pittsburgh Jon knew it wouldn’t be the last time either. Continue reading


Time Management: 5 expert strategies to get the most out of your day

Tom DowdWhat if you could turn a 50, 60, or 70 hour work week into 40 hours? Thomas Dowd, author of Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance, says it’s possible when you work smarter, not harder.

He’s mastered the subject of time management. It’s how Tom can be a is a speaker, best-selling author, professional development coach and trainer, radio host and a VP at a large financial institution – and still be active in his children’s lives.

“Time management often gets mistaken for watching the clock. It’s not. Over the course of my 24 year career in finance leading and managing others, I have learned that it’s really about two things – communication and relationship building,” he said.

Here are a few suggestions Tom shared with me from his book to help you get the most out of your day: Continue reading

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