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Three days a week we’ll email you a super insightful illustration that tells a story about the world of work. The emails cover topics like company culture, design thinking, leadership strategies, creating better functioning teams, enhancing patient experience, etc. They are designed to give you insight into working smarter and being more connected to why you do what you do. We also feature guest posts once a week from thought leaders around the world. People who enjoy the daily are most often senior leaders in business, healthcare execs, entrepreneurs, and academics.

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Read our latest posts below:

innovation culture; Keep calm and carry on

A Case Study in the Impact of Culture

By David Essman | April 5, 2021

It’s a familiar story. Both the UK and the EU were trying to get a COVID vaccine program off the ground. The UK (who only …

creative culture;find something that matters. something not too obvious.

The best answers are not the obvious ones

By David Essman | April 1, 2021

  Here’s the thing. Creative types are pretty useless at most things, like say, changing tires, skinning a deer, playing the stock market, or making …

work place transformation; I just want to be in the zone I don't think that's asking for too much

RISK FORWARD: When Do You Do Your Best Work?

By David Essman | March 26, 2021

  When we’re moving forward on a project but not as effectively or productively as we’d like, it’s worth reconsidering our environment. Years ago, when …

organizational design; I'm in need of better metaphors

Is CEO A Two Person Job?

By David Essman | March 25, 2021

  The Roman Emperor Diocletian (r. 284 to 305 AD) had a problem. The Empire had gotten too big for one Emperor to control. So he split …

culture as a leadership tool; in the smouldering wreckage they found a burnt-out scrap of paper with the words, I tried my best I really did" scratched on it.

World Class or Bust

By David Essman | March 19, 2021

Why all the marketing speak? People often ask why we write so much about marketing, advertising, and branding. There are many adjacencies from designing and …

data driven insights;What a happy coincidence, history hates the same people I do.

Wishful Thinks

By David Essman | March 16, 2021

There’s probably a better word to describe these, but we call them “Wishful Thinks”. i.e. Things we think are true for no other reason than …