Economist Aaron Hurst suggests that a new era is upon us, one driven by connecting people to their purpose. Where value lies in our ability to contribute to something greater than ourselves, to grow as individuals, and to build community. My friend, we are witnessing the birth of the Purpose-driven economy. And my, oh my, THIS. IS. YOUR. TIME.  The…

“We’re not talking a major overhaul, are we?” Sustainable improvement doesn’t have to require massive effort. Just making something 1% better can have a dramatic impact.  Let’s talk about the British Cycling team of 2003. The team had amassed 100 years of very mediocre performance, winning just one Olympic medal, back before our grandparents were…

What IS it about that place?  Why are we struggling with crazy high employee turnover when that organization right down the road isn’t? What makes them so great?! If you’re like me, these are the types of conversations you have in your head all the time.  No? Huh, maybe it’s just me. But I always…

A few years ago, a troubling incident at a senior living community made national news. Not so surprising, as it happens way more than any of us cares to admit. The daughter of the alleged victim, a resident living with dementia, was interviewed and something she said stuck with us.  No one from the nursing…

Some things just work better together. Autumn and pumpkin spice, peanut butter and chocolate (well, just about anything and chocolate), J. Lo and Ben (again). Individually, they’re great. But together, whoa! There’s another dynamic duo that you need to know. And this one can put an end to your staffing crisis. That’s right, high turnover…

How you spend your summer days says a lot about your work-life balance. Did you have time for you and your favorite people?Get to check off any summer bucket list fun? Or, was June through August the same old grind, just hotter, and with the kids moaning “I’m bored” a lot more? You know, our work-life standards…

In our last blog I touched on identity and respect and how they drive great outcomes, or the opposite, how they drive disengagement and resignations when they’re missing.  One of my favorite stories about identity comes from Texas, where apparently there used to be a whole lotta’ littering going on on the roads. It was getting…

How these three words interplay is quite interesting and could turn out to be your biggest ROI yet. If an employee identifies with a low sense of self they will feel worthless and replaceable to their employer. As such, these folks are more likely to quit, more likely to be disengaged, and stand no chance…

I recently learned this fact and I have to say, it’s pretty stunning. Those who voluntarily left their jobs during the Great Resignation of 2021 were ten times more likely to have done so because of a toxic workplace culture than because of compensation. Leaders often focus on pay as the most important issue for their…

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