Pepper Rutland’s Blog

Do You Have the Personality to be a Philanthropist?

Do You Have the Personality to be a Philanthropist?

Donating your time and money to a charity or a foundation is a selfless act, no doubt, but it takes a certain type of person, a certain type of personality, to become a proclaimed philanthropist. It’s more than just giving money or volunteering for an hour, it’s...
Getting the Most of Your Internship

Getting the Most of Your Internship

Having an internship is different than having a part-time job. With an internship, you have an opportunity to see if this is a career you would like to pursue, find out if this line of work is too much or simply gain get on the job experience you wouldn’t get anywhere...
Four Essential Questions for Leaders

Four Essential Questions for Leaders

Many aspiring impresarios lunge forward with lofty, but fuzzy, ideals of leadership. Lacking a clear picture of what leadership means to them, entrepreneurs and their teams often end up floundering in utter confusion over responsibilities and purpose. Instead of...
How to Encourage Philanthropy in the Workplace

How to Encourage Philanthropy in the Workplace

One of the buzzwords circulating in the business world today is “culture.” Employees, especially Millennials, are attracted to businesses with great culture. One of the best ways to create a positive culture is through philanthropic work. This is just one of the...
How to Create the Next Generation of Leaders

How to Create the Next Generation of Leaders

Anyone who is in a position of authority at their company most likely feels as if the world is on their shoulders. Decisions, responsibility, and ultimately the results stop with them, which makes it vital for them to make the right call. One of the best ways to...
How to Prove Yourself after a Promotion

How to Prove Yourself after a Promotion

Everyone has heard of “Impostor Syndrome.” It is a pattern of thought wherein the individual second guesses their success and feels as if they don’t belong. Hopefully that’s never the case for anyone, but those who find themselves in such a position may...
Tips for Writing a Business Plan

Tips for Writing a Business Plan

A business plan is a valuable tool that can help you secure the capital you need to fund your small business. If you plan to approach several banks for a small-business loan, they will require a business plan. A well thought out plan outlines your company’s...
Powerful Ways to Thank your Employees

Powerful Ways to Thank your Employees

With today’s fast-paced marketplace and high rate of turnover in some industries, it’s common for employees to feel unappreciated and taken for granted. That’s why it’s important for employers to take the time to express a message of thanks to...
Sleep Strategies that Assist in Employee Productivity

Sleep Strategies that Assist in Employee Productivity

Catch some Z’s….if you can. Workforces are experiencing epidemic sleep deprivation. Emails, tight deadlines and after-hours communication can void employees’ pursuit of rejuvenating sleep. If an employee loses two hours of sleep four nights in a row, the...