As the year starts to wind down, you’re faced with decisions that are unique to the end of the year. You can use the holiday season as an opportunity to grow your tribe’s engagement.

What holidays should you celebrate at the office? What’s a healthy work-life balance for your tribe? How should you handle the Christmas season? How can you do all of this while gaining momentum for the new year?

In the coming months, I’ll update this post with links to articles that dig into those questions in more depth. For now, here’s an overview of what you can expect to find as we look at dealing with the end of the year.


Halloween is about providing belonging, affirmation, and meaning.

You don’t have to celebrate Halloween, but if you do it can be a good opportunity to let your tribe express themselves. With Digital-Tutors serving the visual effects and games industries for decades, it’s only natural that our tribe was filled with creative people. Halloween was a perfect chance for our tribe to show off that creativity.

Thanksgiving is about your work-life balance.

Whether you’re traveling to a Thanksgiving meal or hosting one, there will be other things on your employees’ minds outside of work. As a leader, it’s important for you to recognize this and help relieve stress instead of adding to it.

Christmas is about giving back

It’s easy to lose perspective of how fortunate we are as business leaders. We don’t have to worry about how to find our next meal, or if we’ll have a roof over our heads when we leave the office. There’s no better time of the year than Christmas to donate your resources to those who aren’t as fortunate.

New Years is about hitting the ground running

After a whirlwind of holidays, it’s normal for people to arrive back at the office a bit less productive. Counteract that while giving your tribe the time they need to get recharged and ready to get shit done as soon as they get back from holiday.


Don’t miss out on a peek at how I handle the end of the year and tips for how you can, too. As always, the best part of social media is the social side — I welcome any questions you have as you prepare your tribe for the end of the year. Connect with me:


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