The Gapingvoid Email

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:

leading through culture; Leadership is the Art

Are You Leading?

By David Essman | Aug 29, 2022

We all know competent leadership means more than tasking ‘to do’s’. Tasking, of course, isn’t leading, and it may not even be managing, but for …

how do I make employees happier;burnout is the enemy

I Hereby Order You To Take PTO

By David Essman | Aug 27, 2022

Recently, Nike had almost all employees take an entire week off. No negotiating. Balsamiq, a European software firm, mandated 18 days of vacation. No negotiating. PwC did …

people management;if it's not about people is't not about much

It’s the Economy, Stupid

By David Essman | Aug 23, 2022

The Soviets weren’t the best managers, to put it mildly. They were famously god awful at it. Here’s an example of a Soviet-era error: A …

how to gain influence; influence is power without force

It’s Why They’re Called Sheep

By David Essman | Aug 19, 2022

Let us tell you a story about tens of millions of people and tens of billions of dollars. It’s a short story. It’s a true …

transformational culture;beyond transactions

8 Strengths of Transformational Cultures

By David Essman | Aug 15, 2022

  Everyone who comes in contact with a strong culture feels it. Customers develop unique relationships with these companies. So do employees. As a result, a strong …

behavioral psychology;plan in decades think in years work in months live in days

Man Plans, God Laughs…or Does She?

By David Essman | Aug 12, 2022

  What if someone told you that your plans are doomed to fail? That the act of planning itself is presumptuous? That there is too …