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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...

April 25, 2019 Jeff Cherry

Musings About Work, Inequality, Social Justice And Capitalism

This is the first 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...

April 8, 2019 Carly Cope

Grow Your People to Grow Your Business

“Leadership development” is a buzzword these days. From large corporations to startups, organizations of all sizes are realizing that developing the next generation of leaders is no longer a “nice-to-have.” It’s an imperative...

March 27, 2019 Bailey Ames

The Secret is in the Soil: How to Cultivate a Mission-Driven Culture

  The engagement crisis is real. In fact, 70 percent of people are disengaged at work. For seventeen years, this number has remained relatively unchanged. And I’m NOT ok with this. That is why I’m at SHIFT.  We know engagement...

March 27, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

The Neuroscience of the Gut and Your Greater Purpose

The bears have stopped chasing us through the wilderness, yet we live in an environment that requires an ability to cope with a much higher level of stress.  We’re taxing not only our physical muscles but also our emotional,...

March 26, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Listen to Your Gut To Serve a Higher Purpose

A couple of years ago, my gut brain urged me to give back to the city of Baltimore. This was following the notorious incident when a Freddie Gray, had died in the hospital after being arrested by the police.  The city wanted...

March 21, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Gain Perspective on Your Personal Mission by Giving Back to the Community

I channel my desire to make an impact by helping companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs integrate broader missions into their work culture. This desire comes from listening to my gut brain, which leads us toward working...

March 21, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

How Your Gut Brain Helps You Think About Others

Using our head brains to innovate and our heart brains to inspire isn’t good enough for us to achieve different results if we aren’t also connected, behaving like a hive, with a collective consciousness.  We can only do this...

March 20, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Gratitude Letters to Create Engagement

It's essential to use your heart brain and, at work, to create a culture of continuous feedback. You want to acknowledge the humanity of your employees as a way of creating engagement.  At SHIFT we enacted an exercise called...