If scanning articles was an Olympic sport, I’d be a gold medalist. In my world (and I bet yours as well) articles and information are shared as often and freely as the latest viral cat videos. My only defense against the content overflow is to consume it while on the go.
My default these days is to scan. I typically scroll through an entire article just to decide if it’s worth scanning. If I don’t see video, headings, subheadings, lists, and/or bold items, I am likely to not read. If only someone could read the articles to me? Oh wait…there’s an app for that.
Today’s work culture is experiencing an engagement epidemic of epic proportions. According to a recent Gallop poll, 70% of professionals are disengaged at work. Disengaged workers don’t problem-solve and innovate at the rate required to thrive in today’s high-flux market. Today’s leaders must influence tomorrow’s leaders through intentional engagement.
It’s no secret that Millennials are hitting the “restart” button on their careers at shorter intervals than ever before. In fact, 91% of Millennials expect to stay in a job less than 3 years and it’s costing organizations an average of $24,000 to replace a single Millennial employee. The culprit of this dwindling loyalty is lack of engagement. The solution is gamification. Read more
Recently, the good folks at Firmology (the media company that helps small business owners grow their business through technology and innovation) asked me to share my success story and the below is what I shared. (See the extended Firmology post here.)
Success Catalyst #1: Input
“A mind once stretched never regains its original dimensions.” ~Oliver Holmes
At an early age, my older brother and parents cultivated within me a habit of reading. To this day my creative output suffers if my daily input of content is limited. Books like Rich Dad Poor Dad, Now Discover Your Strengths, Put Your Dream To The Test, and Crush It were instrumental in my growth as an entrepreneur. And daily listening to other entrepreneur’s stories via podcasts like Smart Passive Income, Entrepreneur On Fire, and EntreLeadership gave me the confidence to push through my inner resistance and launch my business. Read more
The Next Generation Catalyst Podcast episode #015!
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In this episode of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, we talk to Jared Matthew Weiss, Founder & CEO at Overture, about the art of the introduction. Listen in as he masterfully goes to work on how best to tell your story.