This Advertising Agency Turned its Entire Homepage Into a Powerful #BlackLivesMatter Message



 
 Key points: 

  • Last week the advertising agency of Widen+ Kennedy hid all of the other content on its website and posted a simple hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
  • This simple statement acknowledged a real but often unspoken truth: the reality of racial tensions impacts people at work and therefore, the managers who lead them. 
  • As a leader, one must address issues that normally make others uncomfortable such as race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. These issues cannot and should not be swept under the rug. Instead, they need to be discussed.
     
On Leadership: My Biggest Failure

     
  
 

Key points :
  • As people, none of us are exempt from failures. We all experience trials and tribulations. However, what separates leaders, are the lessons learned from such experiences. 
  • One must never mistake knowledge for wisdom. Knowledge can be ascertained from various outlets such as books, computers, etc. However, wisdom is gained through existential learning and invaluable experiences. 
  •  Leaders must have the ability to overcome their fears and realize that failure is inevitable. Yet, one must realize that failures help shape success. Learning how to cope with failures ultimately makes one a better leader. 
25 Quotes That Inspire Action
 

    
 
"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends." - J. K. Rowling

Five Principles 
for Dealing With Constant Change

 


 
Key points :
 
  • It is essential that people view their colleagues as partners not as competitors or simply as fellow workers. It is important  for work partners to converse and communicate about a variety of topics. 
  • A work environment that promotes teamwork, equality, and love will always succeed. In such a culture, consequential relationships are formed and encouraged. 
  • An adept leader must be confident in his or her skin. This confidence will emanate throughout the organization. If your employees believe and trust in you, it enables the establishment of sound communication channels.  
 
America's Best Employers: An Infographic

 


Forbes asked the research firm Statista to identify the best employers in the nation. Statista surveyed some 30,000 workers to find out the answer. 

Some of the companies listed in the Top 10 as rated by employees include: Google, Costco, and JetBlue. 



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