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TED Talks: Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work

Nigel Marsh shares his ideas on how to enjoy a balanced life.  It’s not about money, the lavish trips, nice cars or casual Fridays.  It’s about how to balance your work/personal life to make those small moments in your life special.  You need to be engaged in your family.  You will be more productivity in the workplace with a happy personal life.  It’s up to you to design your life for your balance. Integritive prides itself on being an environment that allows our staff to feel empowered to find the balance in their lives.  This must be why we enjoyed Nigel’s talk so much.

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Ted Talk Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found

“Little things, done right, actually matter.” says Gleeson in this Ted Talk about 404 error pages.

Mistakes are inevitable.  We all make them. But when we embrace the opportunity in them – that’s when genius is revealed. How we deal with mistakes defines who we are, what our company is. So many great innovations were really just mistakes.  For example, imagine if Alexander Fleming hadn’t forgotten to clean up his petri dishes; we wouldn’t have penicillin.  And without Spencer Silver’s epic fail to create a superstrong adhesive for 3M Laboratories, Post-It Notes wouldn’t have been invented. Successful businesses look for moments in which to capitalize on opportunity.  It’s important to keep in mind that mistakes are opportunity too.  The way we handle them, learn from them and create from them can actually build business, not destroy it.  Gleeson points out that, “Well-designed moments build brands.” So the next time, you hit the 404 page in your work, remember to stay nimble, be creative and look for the opportunity hidden within it.

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Smart Failure for a Fast-Changing World

Here is another Ted Conference video presentation for your viewing pleasure. Eddie Oberg discusses how our reality and the world as we think we know it, doesn’t really exist.  Someone changed the rules of how we live and run our businesses.  But, they didn’t tell anyone.  The pace of change is faster than the pace of learning leading to a smart failure.  Developing a concept no one has done is a driving force at Integritive.  Maybe that’s why we can enjoy his presentation.

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The Happy Secret to Better Work

As I prepare for the upcoming TED Conference, I often review some of my favorite moments from years past. Happiness at Work is a topic near and dear to my heart. Exceeding what’s average in the world – and in business – is one of our great motivators here at Integritive. This video offers insight into the impact happiness, intentional happiness, can have in your life.

Cheers to a Happy Wednesday at work!

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

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AOL considers itself spam!

It was my unfortunate predicament to have to set up an AOL account for testing. After having to reset my password, it seems AOL’s welcome email and confirmation emails ended up in my AOL spam folder. Gotta love a company that can’t even tell correctly whether it itself is a spammer!