No, Cathy Engelbert isn’t talking about the delicious summertime treat. She’s talking about “small moments of recovery.”
“I learned this at Deloitte because when you’re running a firm of that size, you have to find time. We dubbed them smors. My EA used to put them on my calendar: Small moments of recovery. You need moments during the day. One thing as an executive, you can’t wait for the weekend. You’ve got to put the smors on your calendar during the day or you’ll go crazy. I didn’t know this when I took the job, but once our games start, this calmness comes over me. It’s kind of neat.”
— Engelbert, former CEO of Deloitte US and current commissioner of the WNBA, said when asked by Time magazine what techniques she uses to de-stress.
Current and ex-Deloitters who worked at the firm during the Engelbert administration: Is this something she preached for employees to do as well? Or were your smors the 10 minutes you spent sobbing in the bathroom every day during busy season?