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How 14 Successful Entrepreneurs Discovered Their Life Purpose

YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how Millennial Entrepreneurs found their purposes in life. Here are their responses.   Q: How did you discover your purpose in life, and how do you integrate that into your current organization? 1. Having Backstage Access from an Early Age My first job was at a radio station […] Read moreRead More»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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The Power of Strategic Sacrifice

Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World isn’t the first book on focus, nor will it be the last. But the element that separates this book from the others is the “how” – how one finds focus in a business world that is more complex than ever before. All the way from the C-suite’s choice of markets in which to compete, to the daily to-do list, the “how” is one’s capacity to make tough strategic choices and tough strategic sacrifices…. Read More»

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Why You Need to Give to Succeed

For a brand – product or personal – to be successful, the concept of giving needs to be blended in. Giving enables a brand to be a lot less self-centered and become much more aligned to a larger purpose. Differentiated skills and talents are important, but personal branding will be strengthen more in what and how you give…. Read More»

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Role of Culture and Leadership in Employee Well-Being

Admittedly, there are more differences between corporate America and NFL culture than there are similarities — and it’s safe to say that work related stress in the office is not as likely to lead to the violent extremes that you’d see from a professional football player for whom aggression is his stock-in-trade. But both cultures operate in a broader culture where seeking out or receiving help is largely verboten — in the NFL because it betrays weakness, on the corporate side because of the fear of exposure and the possibility of negative career consequences. That said, there are valuable lessons to be learned — and applied — on the corporate side from these recent incidents, and the way the league, teams and … Read More»

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