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4 Ways to Shyft the Status Quo

Society is Changing -- So Must We As business leaders, we don’t have to look far to see that interactions, thinking, and expectations are evolving inside and outside of our work environments. Change is accelerating, and we all must adapt to stay relevant. Signs of Opportunity

Kindergarten to Performance Reviews

The Words We Choose Convey Meaning Beyond Dictionary Definitions Photo by Ben Hershey on Unsplash The meaning of words and the context in which they are spoken or written have real impact. We internalize messages that are conveyed within the meaning of words chosen. Imagine

Why the Words We Choose Matter

Seeing the Hidden Meaning Within Our Words Have you ever thought about the words you use when you communicate? Have you ever stopped to think about the context within which you use those words and whether they convey meaning beyond your initial intent? Have you thought

Why Shyft? Why Now?

How would it feel to do something great? How would it feel to reach outside the confines of the status quo to have a positive impact? How would it feel to stay ahead of the curve and to set the standard for your organization?   As leaders, we possess

Bias and Barriers

Gendered Speech, Expectations, and Performance Reviews. One of the foundational characteristics of organizations is communication. The way an organization communicates tells us a lot about its culture, its character, and the relationships within it. Organizational communication styles are influenced and created by the people within

Travel is More than a Trip

In today’s burnout culture, 1 out 4 professionals never or almost never take all their vacation days. 1 in 3 feels uncomfortable requesting vacation time. 77% of professional employees say that they experience burnout and over 40% of workers have left jobs because of it

The Real Cost of Burnout

To Shyft beyond Burnout, we must address the culture and the mindset that creates it. As high-achieving leaders, we set the tone for our organizations and influence our company cultures. We have high expectations for ourselves and for members of our staff. We work hard

Finding and Fostering Meaning at Work

Why Do We Work? It is a simple question, yet filled with complex implications. Different people work for profoundly different reasons. For some, working is a means to an end, providing financial resources to enable what they love outside of work. For others, it gives them an opportunity to