There are perhaps few better backdrops than a cold and blustery Canadian winter, to test for evidence that random examples of benevolence – by people unaware anyone is looking – do still exist.
The middle-aged man who throws his four-ways on at an intersection to get out of the car and assist an elderly pedestrian, struggling to cross in the cold, wind, and snow.Two, bare-handed young men from separate vehicles, trotting over to push free the car of a woman stuck in the piled snow of the grocery store parking lot.A neighbour, working his way up the street with a snowblower, to ease the burden of low-tech shovelers, heaping snow atop high banks.
Before I became an entrepreneur, I went to business school. While studying for my MBA, there was one lesson that I learned which has proved to be useful over and over again in my life.
One example: "When you’re working on a project, cleaning the house, or doing homework, start with the task that you dislike the most. Once that is out of the way, your experience will improve and you’ll finish with a more satisfied feeling."
"Millennials point the way. They test lower on the Godzillafication scale than their older co-workers do, and that's a good thing. The Millennial appetite to reinvent crusty systems for a human-powered era is exactly what our organizations need. Can we build Human Workplaces that will use the powerful fuel Millennials bring? Can we break enough frames to add their young voices to the symphonies we're composing?"