5 Questions You Can Ask to Evaluate Your Corporate Culture

By: Jacob Morgan   When it comes to corporate culture, a lot has been said about what makes a company great. But how do you turn buzzwords like transparency, engagement, or openness into your dream culture? It can be as simple as looking around your office and asking some honest questions. To find out what your corporate culture can…

3 Big Reasons Why Purpose Leads to Profits

Why are Airbnb, Nike and Patagonia so successful? It starts with purpose. By: Andrew Thomas, Founder, Skybell Video Doorbell   There’s no question that profits are important to any startup or business. Yet the more time I spend in the startup world, the more I realize that profits shouldn’t be our sole focus. I’m learning that profits seem…

Increasing the ‘Meaning Quotient’ of Work

Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. By: Susie Cranston & Scott Keller Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” sportsmen about being “in the zone.” Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage…

In Pursuit of Happiness

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett dives deep into what makes us happy. By: Gabrielle Levy, Political Reporter for U.S News and World Report IT’S HUMAN NATURE TO want to be happy, but people know relatively little about the science behind the emotion. Scientists are only just beginning to grasp how the human brain processes emotion – the…

How To Live Your Truth: Part One

This article and the next two to follow in the series are fantastic. If you don’t feel like reading a million books to figure out who you are and what you believe in, just read these articles and you will be well on your way. At TŌDEM, we cannot speak enough about the importance of…

The Truth: You Can (‘t) Have It All.

I can remember a conversation I had with my husband as a semi-newlywed. I was furious about the notion that I had been lied to for years. That when my teachers, parents, peers, the world, told me that I could “Be Anything” and “Do Anything” in my life, that it was all a lie. To…

The Need To Belong

In case you were thinking that making your employees feel like they belong is just “fluff,” just take a few seconds to read this article. It’s a brief informative snapshot of why we as humans feel the need to belong. (Note: All articles are copied verbatim… typos, grammar errors and all. In other words, we…

DON’T Follow Your Passion

At least that’s what Mark Cuban says. “’Instead, pay attention to those things that you devote time to. Double down your investment there.” That statement changed my ENTIRE perspective and finally gave me a direction I felt not only great about but one hundred percent sure about moving toward. I was actually in the shower,…

Great Advice is Global

The author of the following article is actually an entrepreneur and business owner in New Delhi, India. While there’s lots I could add, her advice goes to show that no matter where you are in the world, great leaders put people first, are in touch with cultural shifts, and know what is needed in the…

Is Your Brand Talking the Walk?

Ok. This article is great BUT it does advocate looking “out there” more than “in here” for the answers that drive your verbal brand. At Tōdem, we believe EVERYTHING starts by looking to the inside first. Definitely worth reading as I’m in 100 percent agreement with the importance of harnessing the power of words to…