Posts by Joe Mechlinski

February 6, 2024 Joe Mechlinski

Ditch the Dated: Why Annual Employee Surveys are Yesterday’s News

Last week’s note about the hybrid work cultural drift hit a nerve, didn’t it? How about this one? It’s time to ditch your annual employee survey. Annual employee surveys are like gym memberships you never use — good in...

September 26, 2023 Joe Mechlinski

Less Overload = Faster Reintegration

Now that we’re in the summer months, it seems like leaders and managers spend an insane amount of time juggling the planning of retreats, meetings, and work…with employee PTO days. Moving responsibilities around, making sure...

September 26, 2023 Joe Mechlinski

Ignorance is bliss until it's not

Even though employees spend 28% of their week managing emails...60.8% report that they ignore work emails. As this articleexplains - it’s hard to improve employee satisfaction and workplace culture if the main way of...

September 26, 2023 Joe Mechlinski

Does your team have skin in the game?

Did you you catch the recent news aboutLeo Messi? No,I'm not talking about the season finale of Ted Lasso (although it's a great show!). I'm referring to Messi's groundbreaking deal that could potentially revolutionize the...

September 25, 2023 Joe Mechlinski

Confessions of a CEO: It's not me, it's them.

This year, I have spoken to countless leaders about what’s keeping them up at night and what's getting them out of bed in the morning. And the difference is stark. What’s keeping them up at night is the angst of the future, the...

May 15, 2023 Joe Mechlinski

Think Like a Marketer and Behave Like a Scientist

In today’s digitally overloaded work world, it seems totally commonplace (and sort of acceptable) to half pay attention in team meetings and to skim and maybe even skip reading important emails.This new-ish phenomenon makes it...

May 12, 2023 Joe Mechlinski

Microsoft Unveils the New Performance Equation in the Age of AI

In the past 4 weeks, I have been to... ➡️ Vancouver at the TED Global Conference launching Latch with the Tony Hsieh Award Community. ➡️ Colorado Springs facilitating High Performance sessions for 25 entrepreneurs at Baby...

May 8, 2023 Joe Mechlinski

Find the Courage to Face the Hard Truths

In the wake of the past few years, it’s not surprising that trust has taken a hit within organizations. Trust is vital to the success of any workplace. As Warren Buffet said, “Trust is like the air we breathe – when it’s...

May 4, 2023 Joe Mechlinski

What do TED, Tony Hsieh, Latch, and you all have in common?

As leaders, we know it’s not easy to break through the noise. It’s frustrating, painful, and can feel like you’re going in circles. We’re all familiar with this storyline… You have a great product but no one is buying. You have...