5 Tips to Turn Your Job into What You Want

New year, new job? If the thought of going back to work is filling you with dread, you might already be thinking about moving on to something new. But what if the job you want might actually be the one you’ve already got – and it just needs some tweaking?

Research by The Oxford Group suggests that making small changes to how we work can actually reap rewards. Here are their top five tips to turning the job you’ve got into the job you want…… Read More»

Why The New Social Marketing Is About Generosity 

Too often in marketing, we talk in terms of “getting:” getting customers to buy, getting people to click, getting people to convert, getting more followers on Twitter, getting bigger market share, etc. But the truth is, in today’s business climate, the best marketers stand out from the competition not by how much they “get,” but by how much they “give.”… Read More»

Why Every Part of Your Company Should Be Focused on Giving

A company’s culture is one of its most valued assets. That’s why it’s essential that leaders commit to defining and developing it as they expand. I believe a focus on giving is a fundamental element of successful companies. Encouraging your team to base all of its decisions around how they can help others will always benefit the three groups that have the greatest impact on a company’s success: colleagues, customers, and community…. Read More»

The Top 10 Organizational Culture Crises of 2014

2014 was a big year for the subject of workplace culture and it ended with Merriam-Webster identifying culture as the word of the year! The decision was based on growth in the number of definition lookups during a year when numerous culture crises dominated the popular press. While culture is clearly growing as a topic of interest for CEOs, it remains an elusive subject that rocks many organizations to their core. So what were 10 of the top culture crises of 2014?… Read More»

Abolish the Intern: Join The Apprenticeship Movement

Imagine a world where young people are escorted, protected, and paid as they find their place, their work, and their lives. This is the difference between a system based on temporary, exploitive internships and a system based on long-term development of a mentor, apprentice, and protégé…. Read More»

How To Successfully Utilize the Employee-Service Profit Chain

Despite its early success, Sears began to have trouble when it starting diverting its attention from its retail roots. Starting in 1993, Arthur Martinez proposed a change in Sears’ culture that would focus on the level of employee satisfaction and how it impacts profits…. Read More»

Top 10 Posts From The League of Extraordinary Thinkers of 2014

Our Leaguers, our term of endearment for the League of Extraordinary Thinkers, make us proud. Each of them is doing great work to make businesses more human-centered. They not only write about key topics pertinent to the human-side of business conversation, but they live it, too.

The mixture of their experience, research and writing caught your attention. This list of the 10 best posts of 2014 is as diverse as are our Leaguers.

So, as the clock inches closer to the dawn of a new year, read, reflect and learn from the 10 posts that dominated 2014…. Read More»

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