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What can we learn from skyscrapers about personal growth and resilience

Did you know that much of downtown San Francisco is built on sand? Take a building like the new Salesforce Tower, which is over 1,000 feet high: it’s able to stay resilient and flexible during an earthquake thanks to its deep foundation that transfers building loads to the earth farther down from the surface than…

Authenticity at work: removing the masks

It’s the job of leaders to model authenticity at work, but what does that really mean? And how does one go about doing it? One way might be to explore the three types of masks we tend to wear: Identity, Viewpoints and Emotions.

What humanity in business really means

What does humanity in business mean to you? Based on my background as a customer-centric strategist, you might expect me to (yet again) point to the need to shift focus from products to customers and employees, care about them, improve their lives and meet their core needs. I could point to piles of research about…

What if our “inner demons” aren’t demons at all?

The lockdown has given a lot of us the chance to get a bit more connected to our inner worlds. Without the (sometimes comforting, sometimes not) distractions of the outer life of work/coffee/entertainment, we are spending more time with ourselves – and all those thoughts running around inside our heads. Like most people, I’ve found…

The missing ingredient in how we define success

Jen Rice extends an invitation to go beyond logic and soft skills into a much deeper arena: being true to ourselves at work. Much is being written today about empathy and soft skills being essential leadership traits. And yes, chances are, the memorable leaders throughout your career revealed their hearts, not just their smarts. But…


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