From Les McKeown at ChangeThis: What if your leadership role just felt, well… right: demanding, yes, but fun too; challenging but controllable; intense but invigorating? What if with every step on the ladder of leadership you felt more comfortable, more 'in the zone,' less stressed, less pressured? What if each successive leadership role brought out more of what makes you […]
From Garr Reynolds: Steve Jobs had a talent for identifying what was important and what was not, and having the courage to toss what he felt was the nonessential. We see this reflected in the Apple line of products and in the Apple retail stores, and we also see it in Apple's branding and all aspects of their marketing communications. […]
From strategy+business: An analysis of attitudes and spending reveals a return to traditional values, driven by consumers searching for quality, affordability, and connection.
From Bruce Jones at Disney Institute: Tracks how Disney sets expectations for employees from even before day one, and then follows through with training, reinforcement and rewards to keep the "cast" operating smoothly. For example, in describing the hiring processes at Disney, they acknowledge that the company culture may not be for everyone, and that it is in fact better […]
From Bret Simmons: Covenant relationships are forged with purposeful promises. All parties in the covenant are motivated to keep their promises not only because they share passion for a cause, but also because they deeply value and appreciate the interdependent posture of the covenant. When promises are strained, covenant encourages restoration instead of recourse.
From NPR: Ira Flatow talks with scientists and philosophers Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Lawrence Krauss, Simon Blackburn about the origins of human values, and the influence of modern scientific thought on human values. Even if science can shape human morals, should it? Or does science bring its own set of preconceptions and prejudices to moral questions?
From Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D. at ChangeThis: Instead of asking and answering the questions ‘what is ethical?’ or ‘whether it's possible to be ethical at work?,' what if we asked ‘how can we successfully voice and act on our own values?’