Evolve Chronicles Failure signifies something miserable; something worth staying clear of. We talk about people who failed in whispers and secrets, just as we hide our own disappointing failures from our colleagues and the people we love. However, failure is inevitable, but it's also the catalyst for learning and growing. Isn’t it about time we embrace it more?
Evolve Chronicles You could be a chronic apologizer without even realizing it. Don't feel bad or apologize for it (see what I did there?). There’s been a lot of unwarranted “sorry” happening lately and with such frequent use of the word, it is being rendered meaningless! Sorry is not a go-to response, so let's not treat it as such!
Evolve Chronicles Too many of us settle for less. Too many of us grow complacent; too afraid to try something new, so we lock ourselves in a comfort zone (because after all, it’s safe there). We all get in a rut every now and again and that’s okay! However, it’s when we nestle into a perfectly comfortable comfort zone that our problems with progress begin.
Evolve Chronicles All too often, we go through life filling in the gaps of our knowledge with our own ideas of what the truths are, but it’s also the gaps we are not aware of that can have just as great an impact on us. Those very gaps may make all the difference in whether we’re being heard or not.
Evolve Chronicles It’s the people in this company that inspire me and lead me to dig my roots deeper. Together, I know we can all can strive to make a big difference here at Zappos, but only if we take a moment to prioritize personal well-being and only if we do it together. Want to learn more about The Happiness Collective story? Come on in!
Evolve Chronicles When we think about how we build a company that stands the test of time, it's often the little things we can do in our day-to-day work environments can go a long way to helping us build happier, more engaged and motivated teams. We don’t have to all the things and we don’t have to do it all once.
Evolve Chronicles In 2009, we were all given a gift to attend Zappos’ very first company All-Hands Meeting. It was a day of company updates, of learning about our business, and celebrating who we were and what we had become. Although the All-Hands meeting has become quite the production since its humble beginnings, it still holds true to its purpose of reinforcing our company purpose, priorities & core values through inspiration, connection, entertainment, and education (ICEE)
Evolve Chronicles Although we all know we have blind spots, we don't actually know how often and how easy they show up in our day-to-day; how they directly and indirectly influence our decisions and actions. All too often, our blind spots get in the way of us delivering the best thing(s) to our end users, whether that be our customers, our employees, and really anyone else in our lives.
Evolve Chronicles We already know these are not easy times to navigate, so the impact a leader can make on a team or an organization, whether good or bad, is magnified. If you’re a leader, we need you more than ever. If you’re not a leader, it’s a perfect time to do something about it.