Pam Holloway

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How Wells Fargo’s Work Culture May Have Cleared The Way For Scandal

The bank allegedly set unrealistic expectations and rewarded bad behavior.<p>The operating ploy that led Wells Fargo employees to open up millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts to meet cross-selling targets was categorized by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren as “gutless” and a …

The Link Between Happiness And Personal Missions

The intersection of the secret of happiness, how you don’t get to choose your mission and how different missions call different people different ways leads to some people being happier than others at any given moment. This is why it’s so important to latch on to an unmet need or a new way of …

Happiness

8 Culture Change Secrets Most Leaders Don’t Understand

The Corporate Stampede To Purpose

The Art And Science Of Giving And Receiving Criticism At Work

Understanding the psychology of criticism can help you give better feedback and better deal with negative reviews.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here.</i><p>No matter what we do or how well we do it, some criticism is eventually going …

Self-improvement

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness<p><i>"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."</i><p>In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and …

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

Helping Your People Find Purpose in Their WorkFinding Deeper Meaning in a Job

© Veer<br>ongap<p>Help your team find meaning in their work.<p>Meghan works in janitorial services at a major hospital, and she takes great pride in her …

Employee Engagement

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

4 Cs Of Enlightened Leadership

The other day I talked to a CEO of a successful start-up about key ingredients for success. We agreed that leadership is the most important component of building a thriving business. But we found that there is a difference between an average leader and a self-aware or enlightened leader. So then …

Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs

Since we now expect learning to be as simple and compelling as watching YouTube, hundreds of video-based content providers and MOOCs offer free bite-sized content for us to consume on our phones while sitting in the coffee shop or standing in the subway. But corporate learning management systems …

Customer Service

New Study Destroys Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

The principle holds that 10,000 hours of "deliberate practice" are needed to become world-class in any field.<p>When psychologists talk about deliberate practice, they mean practicing in a way that pushes your skill set as much as possible.<p>In "Outliers," Gladwell contends that early access to getting …

10 Principles of Organizational Culture

Companies can gain a competitive advantage when they focus on changing a few important behaviors, enlist informal leaders, and tap into the powerful …

It's Time To Rethink The 'Employee Engagement' Issue

It’s time to rethink the concept of “employee engagement.”<p>The days of the annual engagement survey are slowly coming to an end, to be replaced by a much more holistic, integrated, and real-time approach to measuring and driving high levels of employee commitment and passion.<p>We know this topic is …

The 5 Types Of Organizational Structures: Part 1, The Hierarchy

This is going to be a five part post that explores various types of organizational structures that either already exist in today’s business landscape or are starting to emerge as viable options for the future of work. Each post will explore one of these structures and then I’ll provide a final …

How Successful Leaders Think

We are drawn to the stories of effective leaders in action. Their decisiveness invigorates us. The events that unfold from their bold moves, often culminating in successful outcomes, make for gripping narratives. Perhaps most important, we turn to accounts of their deeds for lessons that we can …

How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic

Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and create a more …

Leadership

People can guess at your social status based on the way you laugh

Rather than simply signaling innocent pleasure, laughter can often be more complicated—conveying everything from anxiety to civility to spite. In fact, laughter can communicate to others sentiments we’d prefer remained secret.<p>According to new research, the way we laugh is an unexpectedly effective …

Psychology

Recruiting for Cultural Fit

Culture fit is the glue that holds an organization together. That’s why it’s a key trait to look for when recruiting. The result of poor culture fit due to turnover can cost an organization between 50-60% of the person’s annual salary, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). …

Recruitment

Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management

What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?<p><b>The worst-kept secret</b> in companies has long been the fact that the yearly …

Authenticity: The Way To The Millennial's Heart

The authentic self is a goal for all four generations alive today: Seniors, Boomers, Xers, but most especially, Millennials. It can mean something different for each generation, and it evolves over time. We believe that Millennials are the most critical – they are the future. The better you are at …

Millennials Work For Purpose, Not Paycheck

Fulfillment at work, fulfillment at home… Millennials want it all and they want it fast. Unlike many Moderns, Millennials want to be home for dinner, and want to feel like their 9-5 job has a real purpose. They are constantly seeking purpose in what they do for a living and at the same time want to …

Finding Meaning at Work, Even When Your Job Is Dull

Do you experience meaning at work — or just emptiness?<p>In the United States people spend on average 35 – 40 hours working every week. That’s some 80,000 hours during a career — more time than you will spend with your kids probably. Beyond the paycheck, what does work give you? Few questions could be …

Why Finding Meaning At Work Is More Important Than Feeling Happy

Get off the monotonous treadmill of your job, and seek a different running path of meaning on your journey toward career satisfaction.<p>“I just want to be happy.” We have all said it at one time or another. The wish for happiness is one of our most widely held goals in life.<p>But here’s the rub. Recent …

Happiness

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”<p>In 1985, mythologist and writer <b>Joseph John Campbell</b> (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) sat down with legendary interviewer and idea-monger Bill Moyers for a lengthy conversation at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California, which continued the …

Spirituality

Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy

It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?<p>There are three things, once one’s basic needs are satisfied, that academic literature points to as the ingredients for happiness: having meaningful social relationships, being good at …

What It Really Takes To Find Meaningful Work

It has almost nothing to do with money, but you could be genetically predisposed to finding your meaningful work.<p>Even if you are not a philosopher, you have probably worked out that things don’t really have any meaning, unless we attribute it to them. Work is no exception.<p>But it’s easy to persuade …

Employee Engagement