Tools & Practice
Tools & Practice When we think about how we build a company that stands the test of time, it's the little things we, as Zapponians, can strategically introduce into our day-to-day work environments can go a long way to helping us build happier, more engaged and motivated teams. The strengths of our teams will enable us to dictate the change we all want to see in the future of our company.
Tools & Practice The “advice process” is a fairly simple, but critical tool for any person or team who wants to create great products or meaningful change. However, we tend to over-complicate what it is and how/when we should use it, more more often than not, we may not even considerate to be an important activity when thinking about our day-to-day work.
Tools & Practice Shoshin is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning "beginner's mind". It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, thinking, and/or energizing your work at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that area of focus would. On paper, “beginner or growth mindset" habits seem fairly straight forward and easy to execute, but of course reality is far more complex and therefore more difficult to achieve. Come explore with us...
Tools & Practice Jack Welch, the world-renowned CEO who led General Electric through its greatest years of financial success and transformation, passed away on Sunday, March 1. He was not only an icon of business leadership, but a master of doing it through the lens of simplicity. Some of his most straightforward advice about leadership are lessons every one of us can take into our own businesses and really anything and everything else we do.
Tools & Practice We’ve always battled complacency, uncertainty and "being comfortable with the uncomfortable" here at Zappos, but there are also a lot of times when we catch ourselves just wanting to crawl under a rock to get away from it all. Here are just a few pointers to help relieve some of that stress you may have when dealing with the uncomfortable, especially when you may need it the most.