Reinventing You – Becoming the Person You Were Meant to Be

It’s not uncommon to think of personal reinvention as being somewhat contrived or manipulative. But reinventing you isn’t about becoming what you are not, but more of who you are. In Reinventing You, Dorie Clark says “it’s about taking contro

The Digital Public Library of America Opens its Doors

The library is the start of a grand effort to digitize America’s cultural heritage.The Digital Public Library of America, an ambitious, legally fraught effort to make the America’s entire literary heritage universally accessible, opened its doors

What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work

What talented people want has changed. They used to want high salaries to verify their value and stable career paths to allow them to sleep well at night. Now they want purposeful work and jobs that fit clearly into the larger context of their career

Languages Your Company Should Speak (But Has Never Heard)

A few months ago, Microsoft announced the release of Windows 8 in a language that many tech analysts found to be a surprising choice — Cherokee. Just a decade ago, this Native American language had no speakers under the age of 40 with conversationa

Go Ahead, Take a Failure Bow

You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when you’re beating your chest in frustration or pointing fingers at each other. Some smart organizations are helping their people make failure not only pro

Are You Listening to Your Most Important Customers?

You don’t see many tweets touting companies as #betterthanaverage. But there’s plenty of social media chatter about really good or bad customer experiences. The same holds true for the feedback companies receive directly via e-mails or phone calls. C

Why Do Some Leaders Experience Burnout?

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to the end. – William Shakespeare Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once told of an incident that may have seemed insignificant at the time, but had a profound influence on th

Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg and The Debate Over Working From Home

Last Thursday I got a chance to hear Sheryl Sandberg speak at an event put on by The Commonwealth Institute. Overall I wasn’t surprised by much of the content since I’d already read the book (here’s my review of Lean … Continue reading →

Your Brain Really Wants To Be In Nature

Being outside–but the kind of outside with trees, not just on the street–makes your life a lot better. If (like me) you’ve been sitting at your desk for too long, then you really ought to get up, find the nearest park, and go for a nice walk. It

Companies that Practice “Conscious Capitalism” Perform 10x Better

If you had told me, when I was attending college during the height of the Vietnam War, and the heyday of the counterculture, that several of the most inspiring days of my life would someday be spent with a group of CEOs of large companies, I would ha