Workforce

Hire For a Mission, Not a Job

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in the event of success.” Legend has it that Sir Ernest Shackleton used the copy above in an ad to recruit his…

Creativity Thrives When People Move

Feeling uninspired and need a jolt of creativity? Brace yourself. I recently read about a development that’s fascinating … and maybe a little freaky. Researchers found a way to stimulate the area of the brain responsible for creative thought. It turns out…

Do Your Values Just Hang On a Wall?

“I suggest you take another look at your core values as they are not being delivered.” The words were uttered at an exit review by an employee on his way out. This story was told to me by a retail…

The Secret to Productivity May Be Air Conditioning

Call them dinosaur-brains or Neanderthals, there are people in every business who live to make us miserable. They aren’t necessarily actively toxic, but some are so rude, bureaucratic, and/or annoying, your automatic response may be to disengage from them and your work….