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March 8, 2021 SHIFT

7 Essentials of a Great Place to Work

After receiving the award for Inc. Best Workplaces for the third time in 2019, we decided to take a look back and examine all the things we feel makes SHIFT a successful workplace. Each year, Inc. Magazine surveys more than...

March 5, 2021 Eric Stewart

How to Find Your 'Reason For Waking Up In the Morning'

It’s not an easy question to answer. In fact, it’s intended to really stretch your mind. To really cause deep, deep introspection into the circumstances of how you live your life. This is the foundation of a very old Japanese...

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 23, 2021 Alexandra Wieland

How to Be Selfish With Your Time, Without Being a Jerk

I once read this line that really stuck with me: "You can live your life by disruption or by intention." Another way to perceive that is that you can either choose to be distracted or you can honor your time and own every moment.

February 15, 2021 Andrew Freedman

6 Best Practices for Effective Communication: Remote Work and Beyond

Effective communication is at the core of every high-functioning workplace. It helps relay information, build relationships, and create trust, among other things. Although we’ve been working to refine our abilities to...

February 12, 2021 Jeff Lesher

SMART Goals: How to Create and Measure Accountability

I’ve been at this organizational performance thing for a while, and (as in everything) setting SMART goals remains among the greatest struggles. Many companies and their leaders wrestle with the Three Bears approach to goal...

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...