Ed Stevens

Ed Stevens

An experienced and serial entrepreneur, Ed Stevens is the Founder and CEO of Preciate.

Recent posts by Ed Stevens

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Meet Roy Spence, The Purpose Institute Co-Founder & CEO

By Ed Stevens on November 28, 2018

What does it mean to have purpose? For one thing, it’s quite different from passion. Passion is about one’s personal interests, which can become one’s life work, but often manifests itself in hobbies. Purpose is about finding a cause bigger than the individual. It is the touchstone that reminds people why they do what they do and that what they do matters. At an organization, purpose is a lofty goal that typically takes a team to achieve. Roy Spence, one of the founders of Austin-based advertising giant GSD&M, defines purpose as losing yourself to something bigger.

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Topics: Company Culture
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What Successful People Do With Their Downtime

By Ed Stevens on November 8, 2018

It can sometimes feel like work only has one speed: 100 miles per hour. And when you’re always head down, working hard, crushing multiple deadlines and projects, it can be difficult to downshift on the rare slow day.image of successful person doing fun activities in their downtime

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Why Stereotypically Feminine Traits Are Great Leadership Qualities

By Ed Stevens on November 1, 2018

“I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.” — Sheryl Sandberg

Unfortunately, women still encounter unconscious gender bias in the workplace. This is especially true when they are evaluated for leadership opportunities, as a new research study conducted by New York University Professors Andrea Vial and Jaime Napier uncovered. Vial and Napier discovered that feminine traits such as intuition and empathy were valued less in leaders and more masculine traits such as competence and assertiveness were valued more.

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Topics: Leadership
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5 Transformative Employee Engagement Activities and Trends

By Ed Stevens on October 17, 2018

 

Saying ‘thank you’ will never go out of style. But when technological innovations seem to make us feel more isolated instead of more connected, how can we turn these simple ‘thank you's’ into ongoing, interactive moments that foster community building?

Topics: Future of Work Employee Engagement Employee Appreciation
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Building Relationships at Work (and 4 Types to Cultivate)

By Ed Stevens on October 17, 2018

 

The people we work with have an enormous impact on our lives, both personally and professionally. So it’s no wonder that within the professional ecosystem, we manage different types of relationships that benefit us and our work in different ways. A Gallup poll on the state of the American workplace found that positive work relationships have an immediate and tangible impact: “When employees possess a deep sense of affiliation with their team members, they are driven to take positive actions that benefit the business.”

Topics: Relationships Leadership Workplace Relationships Employee Motivation
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4 Tips to Getting that Promotion by Becoming a More Effective Leader

By Ed Stevens on October 11, 2018

 

Leaders are made, not born.

study released by the University of Illinois states that leadership is 30% genetic and 70% a result of the lessons you have learned from life experience. That’s great news for all of us. Because although just some are born with natural leadership skills, becoming an effective leader is something we all can learn through an ongoing process of introspection, self-awareness, and being open and receptive to all feedback.

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Topics: Workplace Leadership
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Understanding the GC Protocol

By Ed Stevens on September 28, 2018

“Businesses are built on relationships.” It’s an oft-repeated phrase that sounds like obvious advice. But deep and long-lasting professional relationships are harder to maintain than you might think.

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