• 11 Ways to Live Your Company’s Mission Statement

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | March 10, 2016

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    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how they live their company’s mission statement. Here are their answers:   How do you incorporate your company’s mission statement into daily work?   1. Unlock Creativity At Ceros, our mission is to unlock creativity, so we try to weave creative thinking into everything we do. I really […] Read moreRead More»

  • How to Shift Your Reality Gap    

    Written by: Rebel Brown | March 10, 2016

    In my post last month I shared with you the fact that 70 percent of all businesses fail for the same reasons. The Reality Gap is one of the chief contributing factors to failing strategies, in all of our businesses. What’s the Reality Gap? It’s a by-product of the way our minds work. It’s also the […] Read moreRead More»

  • #SocialLeader Recap: The Wild Side of Social

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | March 9, 2016

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    Developing relationships with businesses has never been easier. With a single tweet, post, or upload, the connections can start. But then there’s the wild side – the trolls, the divas, the spammers, the fakers and the takers. It’s as if rules of social decorum don’t apply to these users. So how as social leaders, do we combat […] Read moreRead More»

  • How Gen Z Focused Is Your Organization?

    Written by: Kristof De Wulf and Joeri Van den Bergh | March 9, 2016


    So much has been written and said about Millennials that it’s easy to lose sight of the fact the those ‘next kids on the block’ are about to enter the global workforce. Born after 1996, Generation Z is expected to become highly influential given their size (over 2 billion globally) and annual purchasing power (estimated […] Read moreRead More»

  • 10 Telltale Teachable Moments Leaders Must Recognize

    Written by: Scott Mautz | March 9, 2016

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    One of our greatest responsibilities as leaders is to help others become better versions of themselves. We do this through a tireless commitment to teaching, coaching, and investing in those around us. Great leaders are always on the lookout for opportunities to ply this trade. What follows is some “advance scout” help, a set of […] Read moreRead More»

  • 12 Reasons Why You Should Let Your Employees Play Games [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | March 9, 2016


    Building a strong work environment and developing an engaging culture are essential for happy, productive employees which can do wonders for your bottom line. However, developing that culture is often times easier said than done. There are tons of suggestions on google for ideas but playing games might be the most inventive – and the most […] Read moreRead More»

  • Details Matter. But Use Them Sparingly

    Written by: Dean Brenner | March 8, 2016

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    “I would have written a shorter letter, but I didn’t have the time.” – Blaise Pascal How much detail we use in our communication is a topic I touched on briefly in an earlier post here at Switch & Shift. Since then, it’s become an extremely important topic in our work with clients and colleagues. […] Read moreRead More»

  • Required: More Women in Leadership –  Now

    Written by: Mara Swan | March 8, 2016

    Slow Progress to Gender Parity is not Bad Luck, it’s Bad Management Sometimes we all find ourselves in the minority.  The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos earlier this year was one of those times for me – just 18% of the delegation were women.  Despite being surrounded by men in suits, gender parity was […] Read moreRead More»

  • Words to Live By: Best Inspirational Quotes [Infographic]

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | March 8, 2016

    Inspirational quotes can work wonders. They can lift us out of a funk, give us the extra oomph when we need it or act as a daily reminder to strive for the best. Simple words can brighten your day. Here’s an artful compilation of some of the best inspirational quotes from the greatest minds in history. […] Read moreRead More»

  • Are You Social Selling or Social Spamming?

    Written by: Mark Babbitt | March 7, 2016

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    The Social Age has ushered in a new way of connecting, contributing and collaborating like we’ve never seen before. We can now communicate with anyone at anytime, anywhere in the world over a variety of platforms. We can now begin to build mutually-beneficial relationships with a single tweet, post, or upload. We can share our […] Read moreRead More»

  • There’s a more human way to do business.

    In the Social Age, it’s how we engage with customers, collaborators and strategic partners that matters; it’s how we create workplace optimism that sets us apart; it’s how we recruit, retain (and repel) employees that becomes our differentiator. This isn’t a “people first, profits second” movement, but a “profits as a direct result of putting people first” movement.

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