“People Are Angry Because They Feel Their World Views and Values Are at Stake.”
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“People Are Angry Because They Feel Their World Views and Values Are at Stake.”

How can people find each other in an increasingly fragmented society? Sociologist Michael Carolan says: through experiences.

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“The ‘Great Trade-Off’ Is a Myth.”

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“The ‘Great Trade-Off’ Is a Myth.”
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“The ‘Great Trade-Off’ Is a Myth.”

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“It Doesn’t Matter What People Get Curious About, as Long as They Get Curious.” 
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“It Doesn’t Matter What People Get Curious About, as Long as They Get Curious.” 

More and more companies emphasize curiosity in the workplace. This is no surprise to Stefaan van Hooydonk, who considers curiosity a “growth mindset in action.”

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“You Don’t Have to Be Old and Wise to Do What’s Right.”
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“You Don’t Have to Be Old and Wise to Do What’s Right.”

G. Richard Shell explains the value of honest, moral behavior for both individuals and organizations.

“People Don’t Want to Be Merely Motivated – They Seek Inspiration.”
“People Don’t Want to Be Merely Motivated – They Seek Inspiration.”
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Building Trust

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How Visionary Leaders Inspire
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KEN ALLEN

Ken Allen is a CEO at DHL. He’s the author of Radical Simplicity. From Jim Collins' How the Mighty Fall he learned that a good company is more likely to die from indigestion with too many tasks and opportunities than from starvation because of too little. Read our summary of the book!

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Jim Collins

How The Mighty Fall

Best-selling author Jim Collins describes the stages a failing firm goes through – and how to avoid them.

HarperCollins
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