Your Organizational Success Can Learn From Tough Love 

Sometimes tough love is what you need to break free from mediocrity. Just ask Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, who got a face-full of it from none other than Steve Jobs. Back in 2008, during a critical time for Starbucks, Schultz sought advice from Jobs and got more than he bargained for. Jobs didn’t just offer a few tips; he told Schultz to fire his entire leadership team. And he didn’t whisper it—he screamed it in Schultz’s face.  Why was Schultz in this situation to begin with? He returned to Starbucks in 2008, right before this conversation with Jobs, to revive the company culture that had lost its edge. Starbucks, once the darling of the coffee world, was faltering. In...

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Resenteeism is the new black

Resenteeism is the latest workplace term our media has latched onto to decode the mystery of the modern workplace. Funnily enough it was invented by...

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A Culture for All Generations

Disrupting the way we think about generations to attract, engage, and retain all employees

There’s a real benefit in dismantling the perceptions behind Gen Z or X, or whatever the next trendy label is! Citing extensive academic research from her book, Unfairly Labeled, Jessica provides a refreshingly enlightening and data-driven perspective on how multi-generational organizations can strip away stereotypes and and biases that hinder performance and prevent progress toward a common purpose.

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