Perspective: an insider's journey

Caring More

Care is an ethical imperative. And it's great for business.

Caring More

"I don't want to be treated like a number."

It is a ubiquitous sentiment. Companies large and small hear this in feedback, exit surveys, and interviews. As a business community, we seem to have a keen awareness of the problem. Business journals and the web discuss it ad nauseam. Yet nearly as ubiquitous as the sentiment itself is the feeling that, at some point, we've all been treated this way.

Creating Better

How to motivate your team by building personal relationships.

Creating Better

I was recently speaking with an executive and she was telling me how she struggles with motivating her teams in a meaningful way, day in and day out. Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. You’ve just come back from a company leadership retreat and your leaders are fired up to bring their learnings to their teams. For the first few days there is an energy in the office as your leaders reflect and share the amazing insights they gained over the past few days. However, a month later the energy has waned and work has gone back to status quo. What happened? How can you keep that energy flowing and regenerated over the long term?

The Power of the Emerging Leader

Did you know: by 2020, 50% of the workforce will be made up of Millennials.

The Power of the Emerging Leader

Millennials are the children of Baby Boomers, and born in the 80s and 90s. That means that a good chunk of you reading this article didn’t realize that you are also part of this digital native population and, not to mention, part of the typical stereotypes of being multi-taskers, having short attention spans and being technologically savvy. Is that how to really classify Millennials?