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April 10, 2020 Joe Mechlinski

How to Thrive in Times of Change and Uncertainty

“In times of rapid change it is the learners who inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”Eric Hoffer We’ve entered a time in which everything is...

January 27, 2020 Jim Patton

How to Get Your Employees to Successfully Achieve Annual Goals

The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time—especially when it coincides with the dawn of a new decade.  Like many others on the threshold of 2020, your employees likely spent the end of 2019 and the start of January...

January 14, 2020 Joe Mechlinski

How to Practice Self-care in the Workplace

In most professional services 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...

November 25, 2019 Jaime Torchiana

Why Work-life is Part of Our Life's Work

There’s so much more to life than work. Even so, work is where we end up spending most of our time. At SHIFT, we feel that time should count for something. Your work should make you feel fulfilled, proud, and happy─yes, I said...

November 13, 2019 Jaime Torchiana

Achieve Performer Excellence not Speediness

Basketball, football, hockey, triathlons, bull riding, the New York City Marathon: Just a few examples of finite games where time adds an increased challenge and timing helps determine the winner. Fire fighting, emergency...

July 31, 2019 Jeff Cherry

The Road to the Conscious Venture Fund: How Do We #UnwireBaltimore?

What's On My MindThis is the third 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...

June 18, 2019 Jaime Torchiana

Pace Yourself to Prevent Burnout

Just last week, the World Health Organization (WHO), released an expanded definition of “burnout” in its latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases. While not a medical condition per se, WHO defines burnout...

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

Six Tactics to Integrate Your Company Values Into Your Work Culture

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...