Your Procrastination Is Trying To Tell You Something

June 14, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraEnergy Intelligence, Energy-Based OS, Performance No Comments

Nikola Tesla reportedly said, “If you wish to understand the secrets of the universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration.” The more we lean in to an energy-based approach to work at Helios, the more we believe this to be profoundly true. “Energy” is an interesting topic, mostly because it’s not something we talk about … Read More

Performance Isn’t About “Performance” — It’s About Conversations

May 31, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraPerformance No Comments

Almost all approaches to “performance management” are pointless. Why? In a nutshell, they make a fatally flawed assumption about people, which is the belief that we can change our innate wiring. This is another way of saying if I’m not “performing” there’s something wrong with me. I’m inherently lacking… something — knowledge, skills, effort, tenacity, … Read More

The Corporate Way: Hide Everything

May 17, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraFuture Of Work, Leadership 2 Comments

The corporate way is to hide, pretty much everything. Managers hide their reasons “why” simply because they can. HR hides behind “precedent” and hundreds (or thousands) of made-up rules and “policies.” Executives hide themselves physically in sequestered offices and behind thick mahogany doors. And companies especially feel the need to hide financials because it gives … Read More

Profit Is To Business as Oxygen Is To Life

April 26, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraFuture Of Work, Strategy 2 Comments

In our business culture today, we have a relentless focus towards more — buying more, selling more, having more. We’ve even codified this unending expectation into our work lives in the form of “quarterly returns.” The explicit and implicit expectation set upon our most public organizations is unending growth, quarter after quarter, year after year, forever and ever. … Read More

The Dirty Secret Of Burnout

April 19, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraEnergy-Based OS, Engagement No Comments

Burnout at work is quite literally everywhere. Perhaps you read the recent article in The Washington Post, or saw how companies are adopting four-day workweeks to try to combat this problem, or checked out the piece in BuzzFeed about how Millennials are “the burnout generation.” Or maybe you just looked in the mirror, or into … Read More

Great Performance = Energy Alignment

April 5, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraPerformance No Comments

Performance is an important topic in most workplaces. Presumably, there’s a fairly typical, usually implicit, assumption that when you come to work, you’re going to perform your best. Companies spend massive amounts on “performance management” programs, compensation plans, feedback technologies, and incentive structures, all in the name of — you guessed it — greater performance. … Read More