A real friend with benefits

A real friend with benefits Recently, Brandon Levey and the amazingly talented team at Stitch Labs compiled a list of expectations they have for managers in their company. Their definition included: someone who builds trust, is incredibly supportive, challenges people to do their best,...

Musings on Work on Labor Day 2015

It seems right to take a moment to reflect on the nature of work today and remind ourselves of the ways we can build meaningful work environments. The holiday has ceased to be an occasion to demonstrate the power of labor unions, perhaps because so many companies now...

The Innovator’s Personality

The Innovator’s Personality Harold Evans’ They Made America is filled with vivid stories and photos of American invention over the last century. It is an account of audacity, the bold and sometimes arrogant disregard of natural restraints in service of some vision or problem to be solved....

PsyCap and Gamification

A new concept is gaining momentum in the world of work psychology: positive psychological capital or PsyCap for short. It describes a constellation of other, more established psychological constructs such as efficacy, hope, optimism and resilience. Together, these...