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Yesterday, there were a series of posts on Facebook offering generous helpings of condemnation over Elon Musk’s “purchase” of Twitter. One rant was centered on how that money could have ended world hunger. There was not one mention of whether the person making that statement had ever sent out a […]
Dear Mr. President, What About Our Work?
Dear Mr. President, One of the few things I know for sure is that when we believe there isn’t enough for all of us, we turn on each other. The purpose of democracy is to provide relevance to every citizen. The purpose of democracy is to provide relevance to […]
The Speech John F Kennedy Was About to Give on the Day He Died
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy I grew up in a little dirtbag town with adoptive violent and evangelical parents. In that environment, I remember watching JFK get elected […]
Coach or Therapist?
When we launched Inspired Work in 1990, the coaching profession was in its infancy. Today, the coaching industry generates about $2billion in revenue every year. In short order, coaches not only disrupted the therapeutic profession, but it also ran off with many of their most affluent clients. In Europe, seeing […]
Mid-Managment, Engagements Final Frontier!
As the world undergoes the biggest restructuring of work since the Printing Revolution and task work disappears, the role of mid-management has become confusing. Because the very profession emerged out of task work. Routinely, individual contributors that produced the most work were rewarded with promotions into middle management. Usually, the […]
Why the Employer Brand is the Most Important Brand of All
Who would you rather work for? United Airlines or Southwest Airlines? Google or Yahoo? Vons/Safeway or Trader Joe’s? Odds are high that you have identified the better employer with each example simply through word-of-mouth or direct customer experience. Or, you might be seriously interested in working for one […]
Why the Employer Brand Became More Important Than the Consumer Brand
Who would you rather work for? United Airlines or Southwest Airlines? Google or Yahoo? Vons/Safeway or Trader Joe’s? Odds are high that you have identified the better employer with each example simply through word-of-mouth or direct customer experience. Or, you might be seriously interested in working for one of these […]
How Southwest Airlines Continues to Fly High
There was a time when airline travel represented a special occasion. People dressed up, flight attendants served great food, and everyone had plenty of legroom. Today, airline travel is by and large a commodity. Unfortunately, when most CEOs decide their business is a commodity, they also treat the customers and […]
Two years ago, I sat with one of the Deans at USC as she cried about the scandal with the School of Medicine, the President, and the physician who abused all of those young women. For people who have devoted their lives to students and building a world-class university, the […]
What If This Turmoil Isn’t Political?
If ever there was a time when America was at risk, it is right here and right now. Many friends and clients describe having more anxiety in day-to-day life than they did during the global financial crisis. But while we were preoccupied with the great recession, the world changed in […]