Inspiring Stories Articles

  • NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson is photographed at work at NASA Langley Research Center in 1980.

    The Remarkable Life of 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson — and Its Lessons for Talent Leaders

    February 27, 2020

    The sky was never the limit for Katherine Johnson. Instead, it was merely the starting point, the playground for a 33-year career as a brilliant mathematician for NASA, where she helped put astronauts into space, into orbit, and ultimately on the moon. Katherine, one of the cohort of African American women portrayed in the best-selling book and blockbuster 2016...

  • How One CEO Responded to a Mother Crying at Work — and What Companies Can Take Away From His Story

    September 12, 2019

    A little compassion goes a long way. That’s what Bernie Reifkind, CEO of executive search firm Premier Search, Inc., discovered after he came into the office to find an employee sobbing at her desk early one morning. Clearly exhausted, the woman told him she’d been up all night with her sick child.  Surprised, Bernie asked her why she’d come in. The employee’s...

  • The Way This Candidate Rejected a Job Offer Can Inspire Us All

    May 13, 2019

    Everyone wants to make a good first impression. But few of us spend much time thinking about how to make a memorable final impression. One of LinkedIn’s recruiters was floored when a candidate sent her a thoughtful handwritten thank-you note and two bottles of wine — after he had rejected LinkedIn’s job offer. He sent the hiring manager a note and a bottle of...

  • How to Live Your Best Work Life, According to Mindy Kaling

    March 12, 2019

    Actress, writer, producer, and entrepreneur Mindy Kaling — famous for her appearances in titles like The Office, The Mindy Project and...

  • How to Shape What People Say About You When You’re Not in...

    October 10, 2018

    As someone named by Fortune as one of the “50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” Carla Harris, Vice Chairman at...

  • 8 Quotes From Talent Leaders That Will Help Prepare You for...

    January 8, 2018

    It’s 2018. A new year and a new chance to hone your recruiting skills. That’s why it’s the perfect time to look back at all the...