5 Levels of a Company’s Existence

If you are a business, you more than likely fall into one of the following categories or at least somewhere in between. How do you stack up?   1 – Shallow Floaters You have your service or product, and you simply exist. You depend solely on your product or service to drive sales and growth….

What Having a “Growth Mindset” Actually Means

by Carol Dweck Scholars are deeply gratified when their ideas catch on. And they are even more gratified when their ideas make a difference — improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, for example. But popularity has a price: people sometimes distort ideas, and therefore fail to reap their benefits. This has started to happen with my research…

The Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn? By : Larry Kim CEO of MobileMonkey The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive. Here are some valuable insights into what productive unicorns…

Great Leaders Understand Why Small Gestures Matter

by Bill Taylor I travel a lot of for business, and like most frequent flyers, I dread connecting flights. Except, that is, when those connections take me through Denver or Charlotte, where the prospect of an hour between planes brings a smile to my face and a spring to my step. Why the good cheer?…

4 Social Media Habits to Give Up to Be Happier in 2020

Unfollow and unplug your way into a blissful new year. By Jessica Hicks, Assistant Editor at Thrive Global   For a truly happier, healthier 2020, consider bidding a big farewell to four common social media habits that sabotage our well-being. Letting Instagram keep you from repeating outfits If scrolling through social media makes you feel self-conscious…

Culture Is Not About Providing a Company Keg. It’s Hiring People Who Actually Want to Have Beers Together

Lyfe Marketing’s founders have been growing their startup at breakneck speed–and now their hiring strategy is showing signs of wear. So fellow Atlantan and Kabbage CEO Rob Frohwein shared some of the cultural know-how that made his $1 billion company one of Inc.‘s Best Workplaces two years running. By Cameron Albert-Deitch Reporter, Inc. @c_albertdeitch The founders of Atlanta’s Lyfe Marketing may…

7 Sure Signs That Your Workplace Is Toxic

If your management focuses solely on what employees are doing wrong, you may be working for a toxic company. By Marcel Schwantes, Founder and Chief Human Officer, Leadership From the Core Do you work in a toxic workplace? I’ll share what that looks like in a minute. But if you do, there comes a time when we all need…

BRANDS SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A TWO SPEED STRATEGY

By Mark Di Somma Brands drive attention and income off awareness, but they derive their real value from their ability to shift and sustain longer term sentiment. It’s tempting to monitor brand value in real-time: for what’s popular, by who gets mentioned and by whom, in what those mentions do to a stock price in the…

Does your culture align to your brand? Here’s why it matters.

KAITLYN GILLIES Today we’re looking at people management through the lens of branding and how marketing and HR can work together to create a seamless customer experience, and ultimately long term business success. The true cost of an inconsistent customer experience It’s happened to all of us. We’ve come to know and love a brand…

Does Your Leadership Style Scare Your Employees?

by Nihar Chhaya Most of us have experienced the misery of working for a boss who intimidates employees while charming superiors and customers. But it’s hard to figure out if you may be that kind of boss. You might think you are doing a good job, getting results by pushing people past their comfort zones, but what…

Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

by: Travis Bradberry When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy. The Paradox Of Possessions A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor…