Purpose and Passion: Why your “true calling” doesn’t have to be just one thing
June 11, 2016
For years I thought that in order for my work to really matter it had to be my passion. Or, I had to work for an organization with meaningful philanthropic mission, or simply have work that allowed me to directly make some sort of epic difference in the world. The reality is that most of us just have to work, period. And hopefully we will generally like what we do.
The world-of-work has been throwing around fixes for what has almost universally become known as the dreaded (painful) performance management process. Forget those fixes. Forget the technology, forget the tools, forget everything you've always been taught about the whole damn thing. Blow it up. It's the only way. And it's long overdue.
The Culture Chat Podcast: Getting Intentional About Brand and Culture
June 8, 2016
How should employers get intentional about making sure their brand - consumer, employer, internal, external - authentically reflects their culture? That's our big question for this episode's conversation with Tim Padgett, CEO of the Chicago-based marketing agency the Pepper Group.
Welcome to a new column by Susan Cato, who will be writing for us on a regular basis about authenticity and bringing your true self to work. This topic is something we care a lot about, and yet we haven’t explored what it really means. We’re excited to dig into it a little bit with Susan’s help.
The Culture Chat Podcast: Preserving Cultures that Work in the Fast-Moving Startup World
May 24, 2016
The big question we posed Dick Burke, CEO of VisaNow: “You’re a startup that has grown rapidly. As you continue to grow and evolve, what got you here, from a culture standpoint, might not get you there. What are the risks of changing so quickly? How do you hold on to the best parts of your culture and the things that made you successful, while growing and becoming who you need to be in the future?” Listen in to the latest edition of WorkXO's Culture Chat Podcast.