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What are our turbulent weather events trying to tell us?

I’ve read many articles recently linking the multiple turbulent weather events to global warming.  However, I believe there is a deeper meaning and connection, that few people are noticing and it’s called apocalypse.  The word does not mean the end of the world, but an uncovering or revelation.  And what is that revelation?  I believe the natural disasters we are experiencing should be viewed as a wake-up call that there needs to be a shift in mass consciousness.
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3 Actions for an Innovative Culture: Advice from Lazlo Bock

Lazlo Bock, the co-founder of Humu, a stealth mode start-up, spoke at this year's HR Tech conference. Prior to being a fellow startup founder, Lazlo was the head of People Operations for Google. Many consider him to be the most innovative and analytical HR leader of this past decade. He and Google have brought the business world incredible insights around performance, including the importance of psychological safety. His keynote was about what one should DO to create a more innovative culture. His advice was practical.  The path to innovation starts with small actions that collectively have a big impact.  Here were three that jumped out:
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What to do About Monster Storms? Absolutely Nothing.

Every time I boil an egg, I am reminded of people who have no eggs. No eggs, no water, no power — and whose chickens are god knows where. From my privileged perch above the (rising) Boston harbor, equipped with wifi, plenty of food, organic everything, and a cache of red wine, I stare at the eggs bobbing in the roiling Caribbean sea of my humble cooking pot. And I observe the simple principle that as water heats up, it boils. As we all now know, elevated water temperatures can cause significant trouble on an oceanic scale.
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To Be Resilient, Don’t Be Too Virtuous

Note from Team WeSpire:  Today we kick off a weekly blog series highlighting how focusing on taking positive actions improves our lives, our workplace and our communities, particular during chaotic and challenging times. We couldn't be more thrilled to kick off with a graduation speech that our advisor, Adam Grant, gave on resilience. We are so grateful to him, and his team at Wharton People Analytics, for all they do to help us and others understand the power of positive actions.
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Why Marketing Needs to Understand Sustainability

One of the most common questions we get at WeSpire is “why does every employee need to understand our sustainability goals? Shouldn’t it just be for the facilities team or used as a way to rally passionate Millennials on the green team?”  To answer, we often speak about the value of seeing the entire business through a sustainability lens, both to identify new opportunities for impact and to see potential risks that are impossible for any one leader or team to see.
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Three Honest Reflections from Watching “An Inconvenient Sequel”

It’s been 10 years since Al Gore’s landmark film, An Inconvenient Truth, succinctly made many everyday people aware of the very real climate crisis we were facing. This week, I had a chance to watch the follow-up movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” and reflected on the progress, and challenges, we’ve seen in the past 10 years.
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Three Reasons to Take the Evolution of Employee Engagement Survey

We just launched our annual employee engagement research study, but we need YOUR help!
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Working With A Purpose

This summer, WeSpire had two interns working in the marketing department. These interns had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of digital marketing, but also about employee engagement and purposeful work. We asked them to reflect on what this internship has taught them, here’s what they have to say.
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#WeSpireInAction

We are excited to kick off a brand new campaign called #WeSpireInAction giving you an inside look into the amazing users using our award winning positive business platform. Below are the three principles that have helped shape our organization and made our users so successful.
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Out of Office: The Importance of Vacations

For many, taking time off from work for a summer vacation seems like a luxury. However, the importance of vacations shouldn't be understated. Research has suggested that time off should be viewed as a necessity for our mental wellbeing.
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