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»

Joy Within Switch & Shift

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»

The Shifting Workplace – Keeping Managers Out of Control

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»

Authentic Leadership from the Middle Seat in Coach

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»

workplace morale

8 Simple Ways to Improve Workplace Morale. Have You Tried This?

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»

Fixing the ‘I Hate Work’ Blues

Many senior executives have been focused on building mission-driven organizations for the last decade. The CEOs I know are fully committed to getting everyone focused on mission through regular engagement with employees—much more so than CEOs in my generation. So if CEOs are focused on the mission, why aren’t these messages getting through to employees?… Read More»

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