A Lesson From Zappos in Disruption

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To support our theme for our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, The Revolutionary Assistant, I challenged the Office Dynamics Team and myself to “live” being revolutionary in our individual roles and as a company.

One definition of revolutionary is to disrupt the status quo. For us to open our minds to that concept, we decided that we are going to take some team “field trips” this year to different organizations and places in our community to gain new perspectives and open our minds.

Zappos Employee Work Station
Employees are encouraged to let their personality shine through their work stations.

Yesterday was our first field trip and we were blown away. We visited the “ever-famous” Zappos!!! I know you have heard of them. They are known for their unique company environment and that is putting it mildly. We spent almost 2 hours at their corporate campus. Not only is their workspace and office environment unique but their culture has had some dramatic changes this year. I am excited to share with you something new.

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Happy Monday, Motivators!

If you read last week’s message you know I’m taking a break from writing the weekly Monday Motivators to nurture my Wellness Pillar. As we looked through past Motivators to share with you, this one struck a chord! Our conference is just a few weeks away, in fact, registration closes tomorrow! Here’s a message about giving yourself permission to continue your learning journey for your BIG life.

Our conference is just a few weeks away and I’m over-the-moon with excitement to greet attendees from across the United States (and the world). Obviously, these are individuals who have committed to a learning event. They have committed to being away from home and their office for 4-5 full days. I guarantee they will be better people for doing so. They will learn valuable information from our speakers and their peers.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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