Leadership is complex. It can’t be simplified into a singular academic thought process (Johnson & Hackman, 2018). Effective leaders build effective cultures, therefore, ‘followers’ prosper. Building a culture, be it workplace or community, has so many moving parts and nuances. Many of these moving parts can be learned, refined, and […]
Hello! I am the founder of The Workplace Word. My passion for helping people to be more creative leaders, to be more resourceful at work, and to cultivate a people-first mindset in the workplace, lead me to create this blog and community.
First Watch this Video: I have never truly understood ALL aspects of the wars in the Middle East and I’m even a military veteran. I also believe I have above average emotional intelligence, frequenting kindness, understanding, and empathy in my daily actions. However, I never had someone so […]
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How many meetings do you have in a week? According to MIT Sloan Management Review, senior managers attend nearly 23 hours of meetings every week. Meetings are good ways to collaborate and create action amongst a team. However, bad meeting practices can waste time and affect productivity. Which ultimately […]
“People don’t by what you do, people buy why you do it.” This quote by Simon Sinek is a part of his well-known TedTalk, with over forty-seven million views, called ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action.’ In this powerful video from 2009, Simon lays out an idea called the golden circle, which gives people an insight into how a company can inspire people to take action (TedTalks, 2009).
Here’s a famous Indian fable about six blind men that come across different parts of an elephant. Each creating their own version of the elephant from their perspective. Is what we perceive actually the reality of the situation? This fable is a great reminder to consider multiple perspectives […]
First, watch this video: Excuse Me, Sir, That’s My Seat By: Elizabeth Bower Sheryl Sanberg said, “Sit at the table.” As a woman, it’s really empowering to hear this. I also have a daughter, whom I want to sit at the table and not underestimate her abilities and […]
First, watch this video: Genuine Compassion: Work-Self & Real-Self By: Elizabeth Bower Working for or with a company that leads with compassion is something I would aspire to be a part of. There are many companies and people who are only compassionate for egotistical or material gain. The […]
First, watch this video: Failed Business: A Reflection by Elizabeth Bower Here’s a story of a failed business. To be more specific, it’s a story of one of MY failed business ideas. This failure is a great example of how Simon Sinek’s golden circle truly taps into the […]
First, watch this video: A Refection by Elizabeth Bower “Don’t settle, keep looking,” Steve Jobs said in his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford (Jobs, 2005). This strikes a chord. I relate his words to what my father has said to me, in so many other words, […]