[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200601352″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] In this interview, we talk about how to make even large, established companies a force for good through social intrapreneurship. Originally at http://davidburkus.com/2015/04/0608-chris-white/
Today, students and professionals are hungering for purpose. Rarely a day goes by without experiencing some manifestation of the great search for meaning in work that is currently underway. Sometimes it appears in the frustration of a loved one about her boredom at work; she wants to contribute more — and more meaningfully. Other times … Read moreCould your calling be all around you?
The sun was shining as Katie set off for her first day at work on her dream job. Heading to the office with a brisk walk, a little smile, and the flutter of butterflies in the stomach, everything seemed bright about the day to come. As managers, we know that there are many things to … Read moreHow to help your new hire get off to a great start
A few years back, my friend Michael was a successful student here at Michigan Ross. With a winning personality, work experience at a top Internet company, and an advanced degree from a prestigious business school, Michael had his pick of post-graduation employers. He decided to join a prominent West Coast tech company, and was seemingly … Read moreBeyond Engagement: Thrive At Work
As a leader addressing 500 people whose opinions mattered to me, I started to clam up. Many of you are familiar with that peculiarly palms-sweating, heart-thumping, throat-choking form of social anxiety: the fear of public speaking. Somehow, I stumbled through to a respectable closing comment but the experience left me bruised. I determined to tackle … Read more3 Steps to Boost Your Leadership Development
Got stage fright? Reframe what you expect from a speech, and your attitude about it will change as well Does the prospect of speaking in front of a live audience make you nervous? If you’re human, the likely answer is yes. In surveys, people routinely report public speaking as their number-one fear–ahead of their fear of … Read more7 Smart Strategies That Will Cure Your Fear of Public Speaking
Do you run your company based on your employees’ individual strengths? If so, you’re not alone: More and more of today’s organizations are finding ways to use their staff’s strong suits to their advantage. “Strengths-based [management] approaches are popular because they work,” said Chris White, managing director of the Center for Positive Organizations and adjunct faculty member … Read moreHow to Conduct a Strengths-Based Interview
Earlier this year, I caught up with Zingerman’s Co-founder and CEO Ari Weinzweig. In a fun and wide-ranging chat, we discussed the Natural Laws of Business, building ecosystems for healthy growth, taking the long-term perspective, rewiring for personal change, and making leadership personal. Here is the full video!