Millennials, This Is Why You Haven’t Been Promoted

By: Caroline Beaton   According to a recent millennial leadership survey from The Hartford, 80% of millennials see themselves as leaders today. Yet only 12% of Gen Y held management roles in 2013; and less than a third of The Hartford’s sample reported that they’re currently business leaders. Maybe we’re entitled and delusional. Or maybe, explained millennial expert and author…

Why Corporate Culture Is Becoming Even More Important

By: Larry Alton    Corporate culture has arguably always been important, but it’s only become a popular point of discussion in the past 20 years or so. To some, it’s become a buzzword, losing some of its meaning due to the overabundance of content and discussions surrounding it. However, I’d argue that corporate culture was…

What’s Your Rallying Cry?

Strike an emotional cord with employees By: Baker   The call-to-action “Just do it.” “Think different.” Every day we are bombarded by taglines and slogans in the retail world. Why do some become part of our cultural vernacular and make an indelible impression in our memories — while others do not? The difference is that…

Take a Look in the Rearview…

…there might be a lot to learn from it. I might not have it all figured out, but I can at least stop wondering how I should be putting my talents to use every day. When I got to thinking about why I do what I do and why I stumbled so much with moving…

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…

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…

Millennials are changing the workplace, how will you adjust?

Millennials are here to stay so you better get to work on figuring out what they want. When we find a useful article on Millennials we will share it. Below is a great intro into the mind of Millennials provided by NBC News. Millennials are not nearly as complicated and spoiled as some may think….

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…