Passion + Purpose = Doing What You Love

Peg Calvario, PCC, Executive Coach  Passion and purpose means doing what you love. Most people live their lives unaware of holding onto a secret dream or desire that never sees the light of day. Either too afraid to admit what is most dear to their heart, or their lives are so filled with clutter that they…

Having a Growth Mindset Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests

Paula A. O’Keefe, Carol Dweck and Greg Walton “[T]echnology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.”  — Steve Jobs Steve Jobs’s vision for Apple was rooted in the belief that the arts and sciences do not live in isolation. They…

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound. By Melanie Curtin Writer, activist @melaniebcurtin Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, Forbes named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world. She is clearly massively successful. Yet when asked what the best advice…

Stop Idolizing Hustle Culture And Do This Instead

Celinne Da Costa, Contributor ForbesWomen Are you familiar with “the hustle”? It goes something like this… You wake up. Check your phone. Brush your teeth, go to the toilet, and check your phone again. You get ready for the day. Maybe you go to the gym, do your meditation routine, or check your email… or…

What is Company Culture and Why is it Important?

Company culture is the life of an organization. It’s the stamp of identity that keeps the wheels turning. Values, traditions, customs and the strength of the company’s social network form the core of company culture. By: myhrtoolkit All stakeholders play a pivotal role in shaping company culture. The company’s leaders create a vision and mission…

What Makes a Great Place to Work? Here’s What Thousands of Employees Had to Say

Flexible hours, gym time, and unlimited vacation days: these are the perks that drive the best workplaces in America. By: Greg Harris and Aaron Brown With national unemployment at a 17-year low, businesses are working overtime to recruit, engage, and retain talent. Our firm, Quantum Workplace, a leading software platform for employee engagement and performance, partners…

The Science of a Brand Movement

Deloitte LLP conducted research to learn how marketers can define and measure brand-fueled movements. By: Diana O’Brien Every marketer dreams of catching lightning in a bottle. It’s that moment when a brand—the product and the values it represents—becomes more than just a purchase. It spurs a movement, centers a community, and becomes part of people’s…

Do You Know Your “Why?” 4 Questions To Find Your Purpose

By: Margie Warrell   If you’ve ever faced a significant crisis in your life you’ll have experienced the power of purpose to tap reserves of energy, determination and courage you likely didn’t know you had. Your mission was clear. Your goal was compelling. Your focus was laser-like. Your potential was tapped.The power of purpose is…

The “Need to Belong” – Part of What Makes Us Human

By: Dr. Dylan Selterman   Why are people so strongly motivated to have relationships? According to a landmark paper by psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary it’s because of a fundamental “need to belong.”1 The “belongingness hypothesis” states that people have a basic psychological need to feel closely connected to others, and that caring, affectionate…

5 Tips for Managing Millennials

You can create a work environment in which millennials succeed By: Susan M. Heathfield   Millennials generally are described as those born in the 1980s and 1990s, which means the oldest members of the generation—also known as Generation Y—began entering the workforce in the late 1990s and early 2000s. According to the Pew Research Center,…