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June 7, 2019 Carly Cope

Learning Can Set You Free

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” In seven simple words, Albert Einstein relays a very powerful message: Learning is life’s most important nutrient; without it, we lose our sense of purpose and being. In essence,...

June 6, 2019 Bailey Ames

Tending to Your Growing Culture: Six Tactics to Keep Your Company Values Alive

The Secret is in the Soil: How to Cultivate a Purpose-Driven Culture, my recent post, explored how to create clarity and consistency across the organization with a vivid vision and core values. A clear and compelling vision and...

June 4, 2019 SHIFT

Seven Essentials of a Great Place to Work

We’re breaking down what makes a great place to work on the heels of SHIFT’s 3rd consecutive Inc. Best Workplaces recognition. Each year, Inc. Magazine surveys more than 100,000 U.S. employers to find the nation’s best places...

May 9, 2019 Jeff Cherry

Navigating The Contenders and Pretenders of Conscious Capitalism

This is the second installment of a real-time series about what it’s like to be raising a first-time venture fund as an African American fund manager. It’s meant to be a transparent description of the challenges and...

April 25, 2019 Jeff Cherry

Musings About Work, Inequality, Social Justice And Capitalism

This is the first installment of a real-time series about what it’s like to be raising a first-time venture fund as an African American fund manager. It’s meant to be a transparent description of the challenges and...

April 8, 2019 Carly Cope

Grow Your People to Grow Your Business

“Leadership development” is a buzzword these days. From large corporations to startups, organizations of all sizes are realizing that developing the next generation of leaders is no longer a “nice-to-have.” It’s an imperative...

March 27, 2019 Bailey Ames

The Secret is in the Soil: How to Cultivate a Mission-Driven Culture

  The engagement crisis is real. In fact, 70 percent of people are disengaged at work. For seventeen years, this number has remained relatively unchanged. And I’m NOT ok with this. That is why I’m at SHIFT.  We know engagement...

March 27, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

The Neuroscience of the Gut and Your Greater Purpose

The bears have stopped chasing us through the wilderness, yet we live in an environment that requires an ability to cope with a much higher level of stress.  We’re taxing not only our physical muscles but also our emotional,...

March 26, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Listen to Your Gut To Serve a Higher Purpose

A couple of years ago, my gut brain urged me to give back to the city of Baltimore. This was following the notorious incident when a Freddie Gray, had died in the hospital after being arrested by the police.  The city wanted...