Posts by Joe Mechlinski

March 23, 2021 Joe Mechlinski

Lessons Learned from Goldman Sachs and the 100-Hour Work Week

Spreading like wildfire this week was a leaked "Working Conditions Survey" of one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious banks – Goldman Sachs. The working conditions report highlights 13 first-year analysts and their...

March 9, 2021 Joe Mechlinski

Communicating Your Story to the Four Personality Types

When a psychiatrist at an acclaimed institution begins a relationship with a new patient, the standard intake session will require some sort of personality test.  After all, it’s imperative they know as much about who they’re...

March 1, 2021 Joe Mechlinski

10 BEST Inspirational Videos Under 5 Minutes

With employee engagement levels at an all-time low (and falling fast), I’d like to share with you 10 short videos with tremendous impact. We’ve used these videos in countless retreats, keynotes, trainings, and strategic planning...

February 10, 2021 Joe Mechlinski

The 20 Most Powerful Interview Questions to Land Top Talent

Last week I thundered about the importance of finding candidates with Heart, Hustle, and Humility; and I promised I’d share proven secrets on HOW to drill deeper during an interview to find out which candidates have those...

February 3, 2021 Joe Mechlinski

How to Practice Self-care in the Workplace

In most professional organizations that bill clients by the hour, employees are expected to account for more than 80 percent of their working hours.  Regardless of industry, many companies want more from their employees without...

February 2, 2021 Joe Mechlinski

How Zappos Builds Engagement With Its Call Center

Zappos is a company that has made a point of creating engagement throughout its organization, including its call center. First, Zappos runs the call center out of its offices in Las Vegas, as opposed to outsourcing the work to a...

July 29, 2020 Joe Mechlinski

How to Gain Awareness and Become a More Effective Remote Leader

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."  - John C. Maxwell Now that your workforce is remote, your business has gone completely digital, and there are no signs of returning to “normal” any time...

May 6, 2020 Joe Mechlinski

Why Meetings Will Never Be The Same Thanks to COVID-19

  “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”-Winston Churchill   As you have no doubt noticed, the past few months have massively disrupted life as we know it. Now we’re beginning to hear more about reopening the...

April 14, 2020 Joe Mechlinski

Conquering the Great Pivot of 2020 with Leadership Lessons from 2008 (Updated)

I’m a little reluctant to share the story of how I screwed up. From an outside perspective, that’s probably the last thing a company that helps businesses grow and thrive should be talking about. However, it’s stories like these...