SCI earns $5,000 grant from Gannett Foundation


  • August 23, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
baby reading a book
SCI earned a $5,000 grant from Gannett Foundation.

Do your employees feel “safe” enough to tell you the truth?


  • August 19, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   leadership-tips
Quint Studer shares why it's important to make employees feel safe to  give honest feedback
Creating conditions that help people feel safe is one of the most important tasks of a leader.

Why great leaders invite feedback and learn from it


  • August 14, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   leadership-tips
Quint Studer discusses the importance of feedback and how it improves the health and culture of a company
In a healthy company, feedback flows in both directions.

Quint’s Column: Do you have a feedback-focused culture?


  • August 5, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   quint-studer,leadership-tips,training-development
One on one meeting giving feedback
How would you rate your company (and yourself) on giving feedback to employees? Many leaders struggle in this area. In the absence of helpful feedback people coast along on autopilot, making the same mistakes over and over and never improving or growing.

SCI partnering with Ohio, North Carolina health system


  • July 31, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
Baby looking at book
SCI partnering with health systems in Ohio, North Carolina to spread message of early brain development.

Making social media work for your business


  • July 31, 2019
  • /   Stephana Gaudin
  • /   leadership-tips,training-development
Woman with laptop holding phone
You’ve set up your Facebook and Instagram accounts. You took some awesome pictures of your new business and your products. You checked out what successful businesses are posting and replicated them. Now to sit back and wait for the “likes” to roll in…

CivicCon hosts Harvard's Dr. Ronald Ferguson


  • July 31, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
Ronald Ferguson
CivicCon brings Harvard educator to Pensacola

Quint's Column: Why public speaking is a fundamental skill for leaders


  • July 29, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   quint-studer,training-development,leadership-tips
man speaking in front of a group of people with powerpoint presentation
Recently I read an article in Inc. magazine on the crucial importance of public speaking. The author, Carmine Gallo, makes a great case that being able to speak in front of a group and persuade people is no longer a “soft skill” but rather a leadership fundamental.

Quint's Column: Are we attracted to intensity and drama at work?


  • July 22, 2019
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   quint-studer,training-development
Workplace group talking
Things that upset us will always happen, but we don’t have to get self-righteously angry or have the last word or teach the person a lesson. These are choices. What we need to consider is our legacy. What do we want to be known for?

SCI, Mister Robbins Neighborhood building partnership


  • July 18, 2019
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
Fred Robbins, Josh Sitton at football camp
Two like-minded nonprofits working together to build a stronger, healthier community.