Rather than relying on sweeping generalizations and non-evidence-based self-help advice, let’s take a look at what science reveals about optimism…. Read More»
As a leader, welcoming feedback from employees can be difficult. Not to mention, giving that feedback can be intimidating for employees. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have something to say. The question is, are you listening?… Read More»
Let’s clear up the first notion: Resiliency is NOT about just surviving disasters, economic downturns, mergers, and the loss of top talent. In fact, if resiliency only kicks in when these events occur, it’s too late…. Read More»
In 2014 we had our busiest year yet, providing quality content to you from a variety of different categories. We thought it would be fun to consolidate the best articles that ran in each of the series’ we hosted or co-hosted this year! So in calendar order and without further ado, here are the top articles from each series we ran in 2014. Be sure to bookmark this page, it hosts some of our (and YOUR) favorite articles last year! Enjoy!… Read More»
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»
For those who want to be speechless and inspired by work, then something must be done today. The place to start is charting a course to create joy at work. Why joy? Joy is an outcome of doing something that makes you happy. Joy is contagious. It has a force of energy that moves people forward with optimism. We believe joy at work means what you’re doing is meaningful, and if we add up each meaningful day at work, that equals a meaningful life. … Read More»
We are now on the cusp of a new revolution — something we’re dubbing: Employee Rights 2.0. “Labor” is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy. Today’s knowledge workers demand freedom from micromanagement and the punch-clock. So how will you manage to manage them? Will employees have all the control?… Read More»
There is one thing in life that has always boggled my mind. Why is it we can have an in-depth conversation with a stranger on an airplane in coach and yet are unable to speak with the same candor and vulnerability with people we have known for years?
What happens in coach that allows us to have an exchange with a stranger that can be more captivating and intimate than the conversations we have had with a spouse, a boss or team member?… Read More»
Morale. Satisfaction. Engagement. Motivation. While these squishy terms represent attributes that are difficult to quantify with scientific precision, few would deny that organizations perform better if the people who deliver customer value and support the delivery of customer value are energized by their work…. Read More»
Allowing employees to pursue side projects is a great way to improve morale.
The reason for this is because of what truly motivates people at work. Dan Pink famously talked about three drivers of motivation: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Allowing employees to work on side projects will let them have that sense of autonomy, and potentially (depending on the project) allow them to exercise mastery and purpose as well…. Read More»