Facilitated an internal brand workshop not long ago... A new leader wanted to know how employees were feeling about working at the company. It wasn’t a kumbaya gathering, it was a genuine fact finding mission to identify workplace issues that might be percolating, but not officially addressed. One of the leader’s questions was: "Why do you work here?" Some funny one-liners gave way to more thoughtful, introspective responses. One stood out: “Because I feel like what I do h
So, recent US life expectancy projections offered some interesting findings: The highest life expectancy state is Hawaii: 81.1 years. Average temperature: 76.5 degrees. Aloha. Second on the list? Minnesota: 80.9 years. Average temperature: 41 degrees. Hullo. Calling all actuaries and meteorologists: have at it.
FADE IN: INT. CORPORATE ATRIUM. DAY. Employee town hall meeting - the newest news from the latest leader. Vision, strategy, goals. Teamwork. You know. Then, Q&A. The first few softballs are fielded easily by the Ivy-leaguer. After a beat, from somewhere in the back, Maggie raises her hand. Surprising, because Maggie’s the quiet sort. The arrive-early-stay-late-get-it-done type. Ten years on the job she doesn’t ask for much, just a fair shake. The microphone comes her
It’s in the air. This sweeping feeling of – disorientation. Disconnection. And it's not just post-holiday blues. The world seems a little more out of joint that usual. Sure, the sun still rises and sets, but in between, things are definitely different. People you thought you knew well, well, turns out you didn’t. Matters you’ve always accepted as common sense, well, maybe not so. And who remembers back to when a fact was a fact? It’s enough to cloud your focus, sap your