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By August 28, 2015

The sweeping power of purpose

Recently, I was reading a 2014 Deloitte study of organizations with a highly-engaged workforce. And I was struck by a story they told. It is an incredible showcase for the power of an organization’s purpose (what Simon Sinek calls your Why). In the study, researchers found that companies with highly-engaged employees emphasize a core purpose that does not […]

By July 28, 2015

Say hello to our new Content Strategist, Sierra Bray!

You’ve heard the news that Kinesis is growing – and growing fast. So, we continue to build our team to support the expanding Kinesis portfolio of extraordinary clients. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce the newest member of the Kinesis family: Sierra Bray!   “I love to discover the voice of our clients – let’s make […]

By July 7, 2015

Kinesis wins PBJ’s Fastest Growing Company Award four years in a row

  The Pacific Northwest is rapidly evolving into a hub for private companies. So in this crowded climate, it’s not just growth, but sustained growth that counts. And once again, Kinesis has been recognized for our steady progress: we’ve ranked in the Portland’s Business Journal’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies for the fourth year in a row! To celebrate, the […]

By April 6, 2015

How can I attract more of the right employees?

Business leaders tend to run into one of two problems when attempting to accelerate company growth: 1) They need more leads or 2) They need better people. Many are quick to turn to marketing to solve the former, but few realize that marketing actually plays a key role in both – filling the sales funnel […]

By February 9, 2015

Introducing our new Client Coordinator, Jacklyn Bartley!

The Kinesis team has grown once again, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce the newest member of the Kinesis family. Please join us in welcoming the latest addition to Team Kinesis: Jacklyn Bartley! As our new Client Coordinator, Jacklyn will be helping clients engage with Kinesis on a daily basis, ensuring all pieces […]

By January 21, 2015

Your values, mission, & vision in play

You’re pumped. You’re fired-up. You’re feeling awesome. You just landed on a powerful set of values, crystal-clear mission, and a Big-Hairy-Audacious-Goal (or big vision) equivalent to climbing Mt. Everest. You can’t wait to start using these core elements to lead your team, build a culture of A-players, and create a customer base of raving fans. […]

By December 23, 2014

How to discover your company’s core purpose

“Core purpose” – it’s been identified by the most influential business authorities of our time as one of the key ingredients for a high-performing organization. Jim Collins and Jerry Poras, authors of the innovative business classic Built to Last, embarked upon a 6-year study of truly exceptional companies that have prospered over the long term, including […]

By November 19, 2014

Kinesis selected as PBJ Small Business Innovation honoree

At Kinesis, we’re in the business of innovation. And as a forward-thinking organization, we’re in great company in Portland. Our city is chock-full of companies just like us: small- to medium-sized businesses with big dreams and pioneering ideas. The Portland Business Journal (PBJ) spearheaded the inaugural Small Business & Innovation Awards this year to celebrate […]

By October 6, 2014

Introducing the new and improved Kinesis website!

The Kinesis team is thrilled to unveil the brand new! Over the past four years, Kinesis has gone through an evolution in how we serve our clients. And like many companies, this growth surpassed the messaging and imagery on our website. So we decided to completely transform it – determined to create a new […]

By July 30, 2014

Are Your Employees Engaged With Your Company Values?

Here is your definitive guide to engaging your employees with the core values of your company by Ashley Freeman from employee engagement company INVOLVE.