Ethikos Editor’s Weekly Picks: Community Building For a Sense of Purpose in the Workplace

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Community Building For a Sense of Purpose in the Workplace

Gleb Tsipursky Lead Change Group:
Jerome is desperate. He drags himself to his office job every day, the one he’s had for 4 years now. He clocks in at 9, and starts doing client calls until 12. He then takes a half-hour lunch break, followed by a team meeting, and then more client calls until 5. The same old job, the same routine, and an overwhelming feeling of emptiness deep inside. Read more

‘Invisible Influence’: What Really Shapes Our Decisions

Jonah Berger with Knowledge@Wharton:
In his new book, Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior, Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger takes us inside the conscious and unconscious ways that social influences shape our decisions. Read more

The ROI of Employee Engagement [Infographic]

Seth Ollerton from DecisionWise:
We asked human resources executives and managers in over 200 organizations around the world about the return on investment from employee engagement initiatives and impact that employee engagement has on the organization. Read more

Do Good CEOs Need to be Dictators?

Vivek Wadhwa for Chief Executive:
While most people value democratic principles in government, ruling by the voice of the people may not always be the best means of corporate governance. Wadhwa’s school of thought says that having an authoritarian style can be the most effective form of leadership. Read more

Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out

Monique Valcour for Harvard Business Review:
Burnout hurts. When you burn out at work, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. It’s the opposite end of the spectrum from engagement. The engaged employee is energized, involved, and high-performing; the burned-out employee is exhausted, cynical, and overwhelmed. Read more

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