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May 6, 2020 Joe Mechlinski

Why Meetings Will Never Be The Same Thanks to COVID-19

  “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” -Winston Churchill   As you have no doubt noticed, the past few months have massively disrupted life as we know it. Now we’re beginning to hear more about reopening the...

April 14, 2020 Joe Mechlinski

Conquering the Great Pivot of 2020 with Leadership Lessons from 2008

I’m a little reluctant to share the story of how I screwed up. From an outside perspective, that’s probably the last thing a company that helps businesses grow and thrive should be talking about. However, it’s stories like these...

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...

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...