5 Steps for Embracing Failure

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of embracing failure. This applies equally to both individuals and organizations, but we’re focusing on the organizational level for this series. In this post, we’ll discuss some strategies for successfully managing and embracing failures, several of which will be discussed in more detail in future posts.


Deconstructing the Career Conversation

A variety of companies have realized the importance of creating a learning culture—one that values continuous learning as an ingredient for success for both the organization and the employee. In fact, “the single biggest driver of business impact is the strength of an organization’s learning culture,” says Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by […]


4 Consequences of Failing to Embrace Failure

Most people are driven by a desire to win and succeed, and even those who don’t consider themselves competitive would likely agree they enjoy success, which is often particularly true for those in business leadership roles. This desire to win and succeed can be an asset when it leads to determination, hard work, and commitment, […]


Should You Implement a 4-Day Workweek?

Modern-day employees claim they want a better work/life balance and more flexible work schedules; one such flexible schedule is a 4-day workweek, during which employees work 35 to 40 hours in 4 days instead of the traditional 5.


Leaders: Connect with Your Employees (without Oversharing)

According to research, our brains respond positively to those we feel a personal connection with, causing us to try harder, perform better, and act kinder toward colleagues and leaders with whom we connect. Though leaders should connect with their employees and convey emotion and vulnerability to increase positive employee responses and build trust, they must […]


Cultivate Strong Partnerships with These 5 Tips

Businesses form partnerships for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, developing capabilities internally doesn’t make sense in the long run for the short-term needs of a particular opportunity, and sometimes, the needs are immediate, making developing those capabilities impractical. 


Fyre Festival Debacle Contains Potential Leadership Lessons

Netflix has been making headlines with a number of high-quality and popular original documentaries, movies, and series over the last several years, including hits like House of Cards and Bird Box. One recent documentary also gained a lot of attention, not just because it was well made but also because its subject is still fresh in […]