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January 14, 2020 Joe Mechlinski

How to Practice Self-care in the Workplace

Rich people have money, wealthy people have time. 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...

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

Tending to Your Growing Culture: Six Tactics to Keep Your Company Values Alive

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...

June 4, 2019 SHIFT

7 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 9, 2019 Jeff Cherry

Navigating The Contenders and Pretenders of Conscious Capitalism

This is the second 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 and...