Your Team Isn’t Family; Create Workplace Belonging Instead

Your Team Isn’t Family; Create Workplace Belonging Instead

I get annoyed when I hear leaders say, “engagement and purpose aren’t a problem here, we treat everyone like family.” Most of the time, a family dynamic at work is code for operating in a less formal way, where people should believe they are as important as profit. But often, once there are financial pressures […]

Leading With Purpose — Creating A Common Standard For Leaders

Leading With Purpose—Creating A Common Standard For Leaders

Imagine if the first time you were promoted to a leadership role, you had to attend a swearing-in ceremony and recite the “Hippocratic Oath for Leaders,” similar to the commitment new doctors make. Don’t worry, this isn’t a thing (yet). But the idea that leaders could learn to follow a consistent level of care for […]

Why Leaders Need Self-Care

Why Leaders Need Self-Care

In the working world, the concept of self-care often gets pushed to the background, overshadowed by the more immediate demands of our busy professional lives (and frankly, treated somewhat disparagingly). If we consider wellness to be a state we want to be in, across all aspects of our lives (physical, mental, financial, etc.), self-care is […]

Why Burnout Could Be Your Biggest Hidden Team Performance Issue

Why Burnout Could Be Your Biggest Hidden Team Performance Issue

We’re still dealing with an uncertain economy, which means many teams, not just the ones at Wayfair, are going to be pushed to work harder again this year. Imagine receiving a year-end message from your CEO encouraging employees to work longer hours, emphasizing that laziness doesn’t lead to success. This was a reality for 14,000+ […]

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