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Respect The Effort Not Just The Outcome

[New post from Tom Miller – President and founder of Symbolist.  You can read more about him and where he’ll be this year on our Leadership page.] I went to a college track meet this past weekend to watch a couple of young friends compete.  There were some big names there – Michael Johnson, Jeremy […]

Can Technology Make Your Company More Human?

Here at Symbolist we’ve kinda made it our mission to bring the “human” back to company reward and recognition systems.  Unfortunately, over the past decade or so old industry players – and new upstarts (‘specially those from the tech world) have been working day and night to “make recognition and rewards easy.”  Heck – we have our […]

Yoda Was Wrong – When Recognizing Employees There is a Try

[New post from Tom Miller – President and founder of Symbolist.  You can read more about him and where he’ll be this year on our Leadership page.] March has just run its course and during that month we’ve celebrated Employee Appreciation Day AND National Happiness Day (I wrote a post a few years back about the […]

How Do You View Your Employees? Narrow or Wide?

[New post from Tom Miller – President and founder of Symbolist.  You can read more about him and where he’ll be this year on our Leadership page.] So I’m a little late to the game regarding popular movies and saw Flight for the first time this weekend.  A really good movie that, along with telling […]

Same Environment, Different Response

Birds fly in amazing patterns that morph to ensure individual birds as well as the flock benefit. A herd of animals moves in a way that provides maximum protection to the individual animals in the group. Scientists are still studying how ants colonize and communicate to form complex communities. So what’s with us humans? We’re […]

Fearless Living

Michael Lazerow just sold his company, Buddy Media, to Salesforce.com. The video he made to announce the sale tells the story of why he thinks he was able to do what he did. I bet if you asked him, he’d tell you his goal was never to build a company and sell it for a […]

Be a Melting Pot, Not a Muffin Tin

Sharon Webb and I work together. If you happen to drop by our offices on someone’s birthday you might score a cinnam on roll or a piece of apple pie or cake – all made with love by Sharon. Recently, Sharon and I were returning from a meeting and talking about situations around the globe […]

EQ/MQ/BQ – Better than IQ

No doubt, having a high “IQ” is wonderful and I’m all for those brilliant people that are born with innate intelligence using that gift to accomplish great things. Here’s the deal though…none of us have much say over our respective IQs. The dye was pretty well cast when we were born with the foundational tools […]