We’ve all heard stories of people who have worked so hard that they’ve died on the job. But what about other side effects that might not be as visible? Studies have found that office workers, especially in demanding conditions, have a number of increased health risks, such as higher risks for obesity, heart disease, cancer, and more from sitting for most of the day, even it they work out regularly.
This week’s episode features Jim Kavanaugh, CEO and Co-Founder of World Wide Technology. You will hear Jim’s perspective on the role of a CEO, his advice for anyone looking to grow within their organization, why it is so important to invest in employees, how to overachieve without killing yourself and much more.
I’ve had a rule for myself that I have practiced for several years. The rule is to do one thing every year that I didn’t do the year before. Some examples of new things I have implemented over the years are my podcast, my future in 5 video series and my online courses.
If there’s one thing humans are good at, it’s building things that do what they are supposed to do. From cars to engines, phones, and computers, we’ve been doing it throughout time—we design things, and those items do what they are intended to do.
The same is true for the organizations we design and build. We’re the ones who have created these systems, yet we get mad or surprised when they do exactly what we designed them to do.
Today’s episode features Andrée Simon, the President and CEO of FINCA Impact Finance. You will hear about how FINCA is transforming their workforce and becoming more human, some unique incentives and programs they have implemented to create a sense of purpose and ownership for their employees and how the organization is positively impacting the world.
The term, “perpetual learner” has been thrown around a lot recently and while it is important to learn how to learn in today’s fast pace of change, the concept is not something new. We have always had to adapt throughout history, but the difference is now we have to be Super Perpetual Learners.