As a writer, educator, and lover of learning and life, I make it a habit to notice people. Whether I am in the classroom or in a business, I notice everyone I meet, and I let him or her know it.Read More
This can be a turbulent time, transitioning from college to career or from career to career, and it can be easy to lose track of your sense of self. The small compromises you make to get started can lead to bigger compromises. You can go from wearing a tie every day to laughing at the boss’s jokes to going along with decisions that you don’t agree with. Along the way you slowly break down an innate power and that vital connection between the things you believe and the way that you act.Read More
In our work at Stride, we get to see all kinds of creative businesses. A few are big companies, but we have a lot of small businesses too, often with just 3-4 employees.
When you talk to people from these firms, you can just feel the passion they have for their work. They have to be this way, because without that creative energy they wouldn’t have succeeded as a business. They come from many different industries, and they all have different personalities and work cultures.
But if there is one thing (beyond passion) they all seem to have in common, it’s this: they’re insanely insightful.Read More
One of the biggest problems I see when looking for talented, desirable, employable men and women, is the downward spiral of the trending “Brand You.” It can nauseate a person who watches a perfectly packaged, programmed, and plastic brand walk through the door. The saddest part is those individuals really believe I want what they’re “selling.” At the time they may think they’ve duped me, but they are only fooling themselves.Read More
Carl and Deb met at BIF9 and as usually happens a beautiful friendship and collaboration resulted. Their conversations are like jazz….live, interactive, impromptu. We eavesdrop into one here.Read More
Today’s guest on Switch and Shift TV is David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity, a must-read book that debunks the ten most common myths about how we create. A...Read More