Ayelet Baron

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Why there is Hope for Life (and Work): Navigating without A Handbook and Lot of Deep Philosophy

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” <br>― Socrates<p>Dose # 118 of Sanity<p>We have a …

What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace - Are You Ready?

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1900s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

Millennials

“Mission-driven” leaders are losing their mystique

This week, business leaders convened in Philadelphia for the annual Conscious Capitalism conference, built around the idea that it’s possible to serve shareholders and do social good, too. Silicon Valley has long been ahead of this trend, successfully weaving socially conscious messaging into its …

Silicon Valley

What’s your story?

Dose #110 of Sanity<p>Your story matters!<p><i>“Those who tell the stories rule the world.” attributed to both Plato and the Hopi American Indians</i><p>We often …

What 21st Century Leaders Need to Know

<i>By Ayelet Baron, @ayeletb</i><p>Our traditional models and systems are breaking all around us, and, as a result, there is increasing confusion about what true leadership is about. Some of us believe that there is a magic bullet guaranteed to instantly solve all of our problems. But 21st century leaders …

Leadership

Navigating Life (and Work): It’s time for each of us to collaborate with unlikely partners

<b>Dose #106 of</b> <b>Sanity</b><p>Walk the talk of innovation by going to market in new ways. What unlikely partnerships are available to you to bring your ideas to …

Leadership

The new age of humanitarianism is over: Insights from Skoll World Forum

The world is in crisis, a loss of confidence in institutions or humanitarian values once thought widely shared that has confused those who want to …

Philanthropy

The future of employee experience

Billions are spent every year to promote and protect consumer brands. But how much of that investment is targeted towards the people who can be the …

Customer Experience

French candidates divided on future of 35-hour work week

France’s famed 35-hour work week has been subject to intense debate as French candidates spar on the issues. Some argue that firms need more labour flexibility while others want to extend the work week or eliminate the 35-hour cap entirely.<p>Introduced in 2000 to boost job growth, the 35-hour legal …

Employment Law

Engaging Employees Through Wellness Programs

The hard truth is that the typical worker is overwhelmed and teetering closely on the edge of burnout. We also known that productivity – the average …

The Workplace

How colleges, companies can work together to develop future construction leaders

The construction industry is in the midst of a severe skilled-labor shortage, both in the field and in management positions. While contractors are …

Construction

Why Some Companies Are Ditching the Office Altogether

UK-based Danny Mulcahy applied for his job as a Customer Success Hero at Buffer so he could follow his then-fiancée from Manchester to London when …

The Workplace

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 -- and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

LONDON — The Thai government has started offering “elite” residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for …

Business Travel

Millennials Expect Your Company To Possess A Strong Heatbeat

Most Brits want nothing to do with the 'gig economy'

LONDON — Brits are happy to reap the benefits of the gig economy and on-demand startups — but they don't want to actually work in it themselves.<p>Only 13% would consider working in the gig economy full-time in 2017, according to a new Glassdoor study assessing attitudes in the UK, while 27% said they …

Employment Law

It's time for each of us to express our voice: Navigating your life (and work)

“<i>When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.</i>” — Malala Yousafzai<p><b>Dose #101 of</b> Sanity<p>You bought your tickets. Your credit card was charged. You've packed your bags. Your out of office setting is on. People will know you will not be responding to your email until you return. You …

Customer Experience

United Loses $800 Million in Value After Passenger Dragged Off Plane

United’s market capitalization, essentially the current value of the company, has fallen by more than $750 million from $22.5 billion after a video …

Aviation

To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old

In 1946, a 23-year-old Army veteran named John Goodenough headed to the University of Chicago with a dream of studying physics. When he arrived, a professor warned him that he was already too old to succeed in the field.<p>Recently, Dr. Goodenough recounted that story for me and then laughed …

Batteries

23andMe Proves You Can Play By The Rules And Still Be Innovative

The FDA has authorized 23andMe to market genetic risk reports for some diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.<p>It finally happened. Today, 23andMe received the first-ever authorization from the FDA to market genetic reports on an individual’s risk for certain diseases, including …

23andMe

Fewer, but still with us: The world has made great progress in eradicating extreme poverty

Fewer, but still with usThe world has made great progress in eradicating extreme poverty<p>But the going will be much harder from now on<p>print-edition …

Poverty
The Workplace

A CEO's Main Focus Should Be Improving Company Culture

Your product or service should never come first.<p>Having a great company culture doesn’t mean having ping-pong tables and free beer. Those are perks. And although many emerging startups boast benefits such as weekly outings, free lunches and “Scotch Fridays,” these will not lead to the success and …

Corporate Culture

Why Empathy Is Key To 21st-Century Business And Why You Should Care

The top three currencies for the 21st century are trust, relationships, and community. You may have been conditioned to believe they are efficiency, …

Leadership

Navigating Your Life (and Work): What does integrity have to do with our need to integrate…

Navigating Your Life (and Work): What does integrity have to do with our need to integrate ourselves and our teams?<p>“Be Impeccable With Your Word. …

Leadership

We need to rebuild the foundation. We need to question, listen and connect.

It’s time for each of us to breath life into everything and everyone we touch.<p><b>Dose #91 of</b> <b>#365DaysofSanity</b><p>“<i>Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery</i> …

Remote work doesn’t isolate people—it actually drives deeper human connection

When companies go through business transformations, bring on new leadership or become dysfunctional, they tend to make big decisions that impact their workforce. Companies that had previously embraced telecommuting, such as Yahoo, Best Buy and Reddit, had changed their policies to force every …

The Workplace

We should design businesses like circles, not straight lines

Here’s what I love about being a designer: serving people’s needs and solving complex challenges. Here’s what I don’t like much: using precious resources to create stuff that people use for a limited time and then send to the dump. As a consumer, I’m no different from the next guy: I want the …

Recycling
Leadership

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

Productivity

7 movements that will help you understand the Future of Work

Work is changing. So much so, there aren’t event good words to describe where it’s headed yet.<p>We at LeadWise believe that work is becoming more …

Governance