Is “Culture” Becoming the Next Meaningless Buzzword?

In 2014, the word “culture” was the most popular word according to the Merriam Webster’s dictionary. In 2015, company culture was among the top content drivers for Forbes, Inc, and Entrepreneur. This year, it’s morphed into phrases like “cultural ecosystem” and “cultural fit.” According to the Business Dictionary, the simple definition of company culture is “the…

Why an All-Star Team is Better than a Team of All-Stars

Imagine you’re in the last phase of a highly competitive interview process for your “dream job.” The leadership team has praised your skills, intellect, and accomplishments.  Only the “rockstars” make it to this point. Your final test is to attend the meetings of two different teams and decide on which you’d like to be a member. Team A is a high-performing group of…

Boost Cognitive Power and Creativity with Your Playlist

Music can change the world because it can change people. – Bono Music is the universal language for a reason. More than any other type of stimulus, music evokes feelings and heightens the emotions associated with them. It fires up our emotional center, engages our motor region, and evokes deep significant memories. Music physically changes the…

Laughter Makes Us Smarter… And Other Brain Bytes

We once believed that intelligence and creativity were fixed. It was generally accepted that we were born with a certain capacity to learn and we did the best we could with what we had. Now, we know differently. Since the 1990s, also known as “the decade of the brain,” we’ve discovered that we can actually…