• #SocialLeader Chat: Is the Social Age Killing Top Down Leadership?

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 24, 2015

    The End of Top Down Leadership

    If you missed our first-ever #SocialLeader chat, you missed a fast-paced, inspiring discussion. And you missed the chance to hang out with 200 of your closest friends!

    Join us for our next chat: Monday, April 27th at 8pm ET…… Read More»

  • The Surprising Employee Benefit That Can Dramatically Boost Your Bottom Line

    Written by: Beth Knuppel | April 24, 2015

    businessman holding balloons and flying up

    Clearly, it’s worth investing in employees’ career development, but it can be tough to know what to prioritize to make an impact on the bottom line. Here are a few ideas for getting started…… Read More»

  • New Era, New Expectations: The Rise of Social Leadership

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 23, 2015


    This past Monday, over 200 social leaders – Blue Unicorns, we call them – gathered on Twitter to take part in our first-ever #SocialLeader chat.

    The result?… Read More»

  • Why is Values Based Leadership so Powerful?

    Written by: Mark Lukens | April 23, 2015

    Man walking his heart with leash

    Values let us step away from the world as it is and demand that it be better…. Read More»

  • 10 Ways to Win Over Your Gen X Team

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | April 22, 2015

    Businessman Standing with Bunch of Flowers Behind Back

    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some more folks about how to approach Boomers and GenXers. Here are the responses…. Read More»

  • How to Turn Stale Managers Into Stars

    Written by: Eileen McDargh | April 21, 2015


    A new report from Gallup, based on extensive polling, finds only 10% of managers have what it takes to be “a great manager.”

    Deep breathe before you fire the lot or cry foul…. Read More»

  • Multitasking Lowers Your Productivity

    Written by: Jacob Shriar | April 20, 2015

    Very busy businesswoman

    66 percent of respondents say multitasking enables them to accomplish more at work, more than a third (36 percent) say the many distractions prevent them from doing their best work. So how does multitasking affect you? Let’s look at the research…. Read More»

  • How Doing Good Is Great for Business with @StevenOverman

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 19, 2015


    Doing good is great for business believes Steven Overman, author and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Kodak. Overman’s new book Conscience Economy reflects the change in the way we interact and advocate, or rebel, against the products we buy. … Read More»

  • A New Kind of Twitter Chat: #SocialLeader

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 17, 2015

    Swimming against the tide

    Chances are, you’ve been a loyal reader of the Switch & Shift blog for some time now. Our hope is that through our authors’ contributions and thought leadership, you’ve grown as a leader – and a human.

    Today, we’re announcing a more personal way to engage with fellow members of the Switch & Shift community… a new way to grow and share…… Read More»

  • 10 Key Strategies to Value Employees That Increase Profitability 

    Written by: Margy Bresslour | April 17, 2015

    Business People Celebrating Success in a Cityscape

    We all want to feel valued and believe that we are of value to others. All of us can contribute to creating a culture where all participants who work for and with us know that who they are and what they do matters and makes a difference. Appreciation in the workplace can help employees understand how much they are valued by their peers, their manager, and the organization as a whole. … Read More»

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