Posts by SHIFT

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 11, 2017 SHIFT

90% of Mergers Fail Without These 5 Crucial Elements

Co-Authored by: Rachana Dixit 90%: That’s the failure rate for mergers and acquisitions, according to Harvard Business Review. So how can you ensure your newly merged organization is part of the other 10%? First let’s look at all...

April 4, 2017 SHIFT

A Professional Baseball Player’s Guide to Spring Training for your Dream Job

Spring is in full effect, and as of yesterday in Baltimore, so is baseball season! Although the official season has just begun, let’s reflect on the work put in before Opening Day… spring training. In baseball, spring training...

March 21, 2017 SHIFT

Stop Hacking, Start Mastering

Maybe it's time we should stop hacking and seek to master, instead. Over the past 40 years, Americans have come to trust almost every institution less... except perhaps for the military. Over the last 15-20 years, we’ve come to...

February 7, 2017 SHIFT

Growth through Innovation - 7 Ways to Infuse Creativity into Your Work

Creativity in the workplace serves as a launch pad for innovation. While often overlooked as a critical component to a thriving organization, creativity in the workplace is a truly make-or-break aspect of growing companies. ...

December 14, 2016 SHIFT

How to Create Rituals in the Workplace and Boost Performance

When making a list of all our favorite things about the holiday season, the main highlights are often our favorite rituals - ceremonial acts repeated in a set precise manner. Every year we can count on the cranberries to appear...

July 26, 2016 SHIFT

Why Even the World's Most Courageous Employers are Scared Right Now

Life has been favoring job seekers for some time now. There’s no doubt about that. But, 2016 is a little different … not in a bad way, no, in an ever better way for candidates. This year, candidate opportunities and advantages...

July 7, 2016 SHIFT

How to Accelerate the Path to Prowess With Crayons and Doodles

How much content do you consume in one day? For those of us who are continuous learners, the majority of our time awake can be spent reading, watching, and listening as we gather knowledge to improve skills, increase our...

June 28, 2016 SHIFT

4 Ways to Avoid Getting "Gutted" By Your Gut Instinct

As a newly-appointed Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), I have been assigned by a judge to get to know and to advocate on behalf of the best interests of a child within the Baltimore City foster care system. I will be...