I hope your week is going well and that you get caught up before the weekend…

Here are a few items I wanted to share with your business leader heart and mind in case they spark insights you can incorporate into what you’re doing for your stakeholders:

  • Oh No! Charlie Bit My Finger is exiting YouTube to become an NFT. Why am I sharing this as business insight fodder? Did you imagine NFT’s before they were a thing? I didn’t, but now that we know about them, where does that lead our entrepreneurial, innovative minds?
     
  • What’s your intrinsic value to your connections, and how can you use it to build your network? Adam Connors has answers.
     
  • Have you heard about companies where employees decide each other’s salaries? I’m fascinated by how decisions are made and how people feel about them. Here’s the story.
     
  • The future of middle managers is already happening, from what I can see “…organizations will have to rethink traditional career paths, and begin to offer development tracks that enable individual contributors to advance without necessarily taking on people-management responsibilities.” How about you? Here’s the rest from Harvard Business Review on that topic.

Do Good Spotlight on: Maya’s Mission

We recently learned about Maya’s Mission and wanted to share this with you…
The world suddenly lost an amazing girl last year at the age of 13, and to continue the work she started, her family created Maya’s Mission. This not-for-profit’s goal is to ensure marginalized children and young adults across the world are exposed to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) to create a path forward for themselves and others.

To honor Maya’s birthday on April 27, Maya’s Mission is partnering with Adaptive Sports Foundation to provide micro-grants for adaptive athletes to learn to ski or snowboard. Grants applications are being accepted until June 4, 2021. Find out more here, consider donating as we did, and pass it along! 

I hope this issue got you thinking in new directions, or deeper on a particular path.

As we wind down the week, let’s all remember on Monday to honor those who gave their lives in military service; there are many Americans who are still grieving those losses. Please keep that in mind as you enjoy the weekend that starts our summer fun. Gratitude is a good goal that takes it all in.

Thank you.