Ignatius, the solider who founded the Jesuit Order, often ended his letters to his followers with the expression: ite, inflammate omnia – “Go, set the world on fire.” He wanted the Jesuit priests to be afire with passion and zeal in spreading the Gospel to the world.
Traditionally, orienting new employees is a rote process consisting of an employee handbook, videos, an explanation of duties and being introduced to co-workers. But in a tight labor market, savvy employers realize keeping good employees depends on the initial relationship they develop with the organization – the Onboarding process.
While in high school, Warren Buffet and a friend bought a used nickel pinball machine for $25. They arranged to install it in a barbershop, offering the barber a no-risk proposition – they would split all the profits evenly. Buffet thought customers waiting for a haircut might like something to do. He was right.
Natalie Gilbert was 13 when she won the promotion to sing the National Anthem at the Rose Garden, home of the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team. On the day of the game she woke up feeling sick, but she knew the show must go on. As she stood center court in front of 20,000 fans, she started singing.
In the physical world, friction allows us to accomplish many everyday tasks: running, driving a car up a hill, even sitting on a chair. It’s a necessary part of our lives. But when we think of friction among people, most of us have learned to think of it as a negative force, a clash of wills or opinions that makes