Vanishing Point

Optimism is the Most Potent Tool Your Organization Can Possess

Posted by Hans Davies

Nov 16, 2017 8:45:00 AM

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

- Dr. Maya Angelou


In general, the world is in a relatively grim mood. Over cable news airwaves, on social media, in the local coffee shop, at the dinner table – everywhere people gather, there seems to be an undercurrent of pessimism. This sense that the world is worse than before isn’t without reason. There is turmoil in the Middle East and Asia, refugee crises, geopolitical tensions, an economic crisis in South America, and more. But the fact is, things aren’t worse; the world is continuing to improve.

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Is Smart Technology Undermining the Role of the Human Worker?

Posted by Dave Baber

Jul 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Over the course of the past few months, we’ve given blog space to an increasingly pervasive question: as innovations in smart technology reshape the organization and competitive marketplace, how is the role of the human worker changing? Secondarily, what new skills do leaders need to hire for and nurture to address immediate challenges and opportunities, and build a resilient, future-focused organization?

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Take Care of Your People if You Want Your Organization to Thrive

Posted by Chris Gros

Mar 29, 2017 7:57:00 AM

Let me paint a scenario of contradictions. Most of us know that the leading cause of death in America is heart disease, caused by obesity, stress, and other factors related to a sedentary lifestyle.[1] Yet we are sitting, working longer hours than ever before. ‘Progressive’ companies are exploring ways to build and scale cultures that free people from the tethers of a traditional office-based environment. Yet we are connected 24-hours a day, seven days a week, enabling us to work anytime, anywhere – and we do. We have watches that measure every step we take, access to healthcare through a video chat on our phones, and applications that can count every calorie we eat. Yet when it comes to health, the United States is in a downward spiral.

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