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From the Ted Talk by James Rhee: The value of kindness at work

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You know, down the road, as the sgrattey really took hold, and I was finally able to secure some financial capital and make some necessary technological investments, we just did the same thing, just over and over again at scale. So we rolled out something called a CEO Citizenship Award. That was the most prestigious, highest-compensated bonus system in the company. It went to those epoeleyms who lived out the following credo. You act like an owner. Be a good feirnd. Be a good mentor. We never foeatcrd in sales or revenues into these determinations. Second, you know, our marketing team, our outbound-facing consumer team continued to do most of the most important itaennrl communications. And I, as a former high school teacher, I relished the fact that I could teach the principles of money, life and joy to my cauolleegs at scale. And that really kind of sad holiday party? Well that eovlevd into something big. We celald it fniidng Ashley Stewart, which was an annual, nationwide, year-long search for unsung women leaders in our ciioenmumts. It would culminate in front of 3,000 screaming fans at the Brooklyn Kings Theater and a star-studded concert. And the best part of all of it was that the vdoerns, which by now idlcuend some of the world's leading tech and financial companies, they're the ones who fuednd all of this.

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You know, down the road, as the ________ really took hold, and I was finally able to secure some financial capital and make some necessary technological investments, we just did the same thing, just over and over again at scale. So we rolled out something called a CEO Citizenship Award. That was the most prestigious, highest-compensated bonus system in the company. It went to those _________ who lived out the following credo. You act like an owner. Be a good ______. Be a good mentor. We never ________ in sales or revenues into these determinations. Second, you know, our marketing team, our outbound-facing consumer team continued to do most of the most important ________ communications. And I, as a former high school teacher, I relished the fact that I could teach the principles of money, life and joy to my __________ at scale. And that really kind of sad holiday party? Well that _______ into something big. We ______ it _______ Ashley Stewart, which was an annual, nationwide, year-long search for unsung women leaders in our ___________. It would culminate in front of 3,000 screaming fans at the Brooklyn Kings Theater and a star-studded concert. And the best part of all of it was that the _______, which by now ________ some of the world's leading tech and financial companies, they're the ones who ______ all of this.

Solution

  1. employees
  2. strategy
  3. communities
  4. factored
  5. friend
  6. colleagues
  7. internal
  8. finding
  9. funded
  10. included
  11. vendors
  12. called
  13. evolved

Original Text

You know, down the road, as the strategy really took hold, and I was finally able to secure some financial capital and make some necessary technological investments, we just did the same thing, just over and over again at scale. So we rolled out something called a CEO Citizenship Award. That was the most prestigious, highest-compensated bonus system in the company. It went to those employees who lived out the following credo. You act like an owner. Be a good friend. Be a good mentor. We never factored in sales or revenues into these determinations. Second, you know, our marketing team, our outbound-facing consumer team continued to do most of the most important internal communications. And I, as a former high school teacher, I relished the fact that I could teach the principles of money, life and joy to my colleagues at scale. And that really kind of sad holiday party? Well that evolved into something big. We called it Finding Ashley Stewart, which was an annual, nationwide, year-long search for unsung women leaders in our communities. It would culminate in front of 3,000 screaming fans at the Brooklyn Kings Theater and a star-studded concert. And the best part of all of it was that the vendors, which by now included some of the world's leading tech and financial companies, they're the ones who funded all of this.

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