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Advice, Books, Contributor, contributor 2019, Development, Next Big Idea Club, Nordic, Personal Growth, Reading, Self-Help, Strategy

7 books that can supercharge your personal growth this summer

The following article was first published by The Next Big Idea Club and has been republished here with permission. Diving into an impactful book is a great way to kick off a journey of personal growth. if you'd like to invest some time and energy into personal growth, these 7 books are an excellent place to start. LoadingSomething is loading. O...
Apology, Communication, Company Culture, Contributor, contributor 2019, Honesty, Inc., Leader, Leadership, Nordic, Strategy, Welcome

7 phrases leaders should use more often to show vulnerability and build trust with their team

The tone and attitude of leaders can influence the psychological safety in their workplace. Speaking honestly and openly can help you build a high-performing, engaged, and inclusive team. Use phrases like'I appreciate you' and'I'm sorry' more often to build trust within your team. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Book Excerpt, Books, Contributor, contributor 2019, Nordic, Opinión, Psychology, Science

I’m a neuroscientist. I’m not worried about how screens will affect kids’ brains — here’s why.

David Eagleman is an author, neuroscientist at Stanford University, and host of "The Brain" on PBS. Below is an excerpt from his book, "Livewired," reprinted here with permission. In it, Eagleman says the internet, including screens, has unlocked a much richer level of education for children today. See more stories on Insider's business page. Given that the brain becomes wired from experience, what are the neural consequences of growing up on screens? Are the brains of digital natives different from the brains of the generations before them? ...
Branding, Contributor, contributor 2019, Daymond John, Daymond John Academy, Inc., Mission, mission statement, Nordic, Personal Brand, Shark Tank, Strategy

Shark Tank’s Daymond John shares his process for creating a powerful mission statement for your brand

Daymond Johnson has a process for creating a mission statement that's clear and easy to digest. Reach out to your customers to share the first draft of your mission statement and ask for feedback. Have them explain the mission back to you, and center your brand around their most used words. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
caregivers, Childcare, Children, Contributor, contributor 2019, Daycare, Nordic, Opinión, Pandemic, Parenting, Strategy, The Conversation, Working parents

2 social scientists explain how childcare insecurity is hurting caregivers across the US

Childcare insecurity, or limited or uncertain access to adequate care, is a public health issue. The pandemic caused a spike in need that impacted the well-being and mental health of caregivers. Biden has proposed policies to address the issue, but economic constraints aren't the only cause. See more stories on Insider's business page. Childcare insecurity is a term we've come up with to describe limited or uncertain access to adequate childcare.It factors into many Americans' decisions whether to even have a child. Parents — mothers especially — often weigh the cost of childcare in their decision to return to work. And when a kid ...
Amazon, AWS, Business, Contributor, contributor 2019, Customer Service, Customers, Entrepreneur, Jeff Bezos, Nordic, Strategy

5 ways businesses can benefit from following Amazon’s customer-centric growth strategy

In 1997, Jeff Bezos promised Amazon would focus relentlessly on its customers, and it has. By implementing a customer-centric mission into your own business, you can mirror Amazon's growth. Tailor your products to evolving needs, prioritize customer satisfaction, and diversify your services. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Babies, Birth Control, Birth Rate, Census, Contributor, contributor 2019, Education, fertility rate, Kids, Nordic, Opinión, Parenting, Population, Strategy, The Conversation

Economic uncertainty and expanding opportunities for women have lowered the US birth rate — and it could lead to future labor shortages

From 1950 to 2021, we saw a 50% decline in US birth rates, from 25 births per 1,000 people to 12. Sociologist Ann Oberhauser says the decline is tied to progress in areas like reproductive medicine and access to education. Lower fertility rates could translate to possible future labor shortages in many sectors of the economy. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
CEOs, Contributor, contributor 2019, Entrepreneur, Female CEOs, Glass Ceiling, Imposter Syndrome, Leadership, Nordic, Strategy, women, working women

7 ways for women to overcome imposter syndrome and climb the ranks at work

Women are staggeringly absent from upper-level leadership positions in the American workforce. To break through the glass ceiling, figure out what's blocking you, let go of it, and take risks. Consider hiring a coach or mentor to push you forward and help overcome imposter syndrome. See more stories on Insider's business page. Women hold less than 5% of CEO positions in the US and Europe, according to Financial Times, and over two million women left the workforce in 2020. Many factors contribute to these realities, which leave women feeling tired, disempowered, and unmotivated, sometimes to the point of self-sabotage. The term "gla...
Advice, Books, CEOs, Contributor, contributor 2019, Entrepreneurship, Inc., Leadership, Nordic, Reading, Strategy, ThirdLove

5 books that made me a better CEO and helped me strengthen my business

Heidi Zak is the cofounder and CEO of ThirdLove, a multi-generational women's lifestyle brand. These are the books she read over the past year that had a strong impact on her life and business. The list includes "Rituals Roadmap," "Humor, Seriously," and "The Creativity Leap." See more stories on Insider's business page. As much as I love watching shows, movies, and documentaries, reading a book is a very different experience. It forces you to slow down and reflect on things in a way that's a bit harder when you're more passively watching (or listening) to a story. Especially if you're an entrepreneur, you don't get very many momen...
burnout, Contributor, contributor 2019, Inc., Leadership, Management, Nordic, Strategy, Stress, Work, workplace safety

3 ways leaders can help ease workplace stress and avoid employee burnout

Reports of burnout, stress, and loneliness levels are high as employees continue working from home. Improving these conditions and rebuilding psychological safety will require leaders to step up. Show gratitude for your employees, check-in frequently, and build resilience into the workforce. See more stories on Insider's business page. The crisis is subsiding, but its wounds run deep. For all the heroic efforts of employees to keep companies operating, the past 16-plus months have left a powerful psychological scar.A recent Workhuman survey of more than 3,000 US workers reveals a workforce in trouble. The data shows 48% of employee...