From leadership styles to corporate culture, the rise of startups and the ubiquity of social media, the last 20 years has radically shifted the professional landscape. Those who embrace the new uncertainties thrive, while those who ignore them fall further behind. We’re exploring all elements of the new world of work, and sharing them here.

New Ways To Navigate The Increasing Complexities of Work

About two years ago, while reading Jennifer Garvey Berger’s Simple Habits for Complex Times, I was introduced to the distinction between complex and complicated. This distinction, more than anything I had previously learned, helped me to understand why we often get stuck and frustrated by the challenges we face. What was most liberating for me […]

Ronni Hendel-Giller
Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation: Lessons for Leaders from the World of Music

Innovation is a juggling act for most leaders, as they have to balance operational excellence with responding to mandates to explore new territory.

Andrea Zintz, Megan Mitchell and Marilyn Blocker
The Perils of Employee Appreciation Day

I have observed that for some managers, Employee Appreciation Day is the beginning, middle, and end of their employee appreciation strategy.

Dionne England
“Just” Noticing — Spark Change With This Simple Practice

Of course, without first noticing, change is very difficult, if not impossible. Noticing is a prerequisite to growth and learning.

Ronni Hendel-Giller
Do You Truly Value Your Employees?

If employees believe they are no more than a number to the organization, then they treat the organization primarily as a means to an income.

Dionne England
Put Away Your Cape: Why Leader as Hero Doesn’t Work

Let go of the idea of leader as hero, and model the kind of behavior you want to see from your team—you’ll all be happier, healthier, and more productive.

Shawn Shepheard
The Habit of Curiosity

Curiosity is both an attribute of high-performing teams and a personal habit. We are born with it—and we need to cultivate it.

Ronni Hendel-Giller
120,000 Intentional Acts: Correcting a Culture of Disrespect

If you were to engage in one intentional act every work day for a whole year, you would have repeated that one thing 250 times.

Lesley Diaz
Great Leaders Sleep Well — Why Rest is Critical For Success

Why are so many of us not getting enough sleep? And why do we not only ignore sleep as a health issue but often reward exhaustion?

Ronni Hendel-Giller
The Struggles of Remote Work — Addressing Employee Anxiety

Remote work can feel like flying blind sometimes. The regular stream of verbal cues we get from those around us in an office are absent.

Jane Watson