Ayelet Baron

Ayelet Baron helps leaders thrive – she is a global strategist who speaks, writes and consults people and organizations to gain a 21st century edge. Today Ayelet is at the forefront of fixing what's broken in business and transforming organizations as a visionary looking at the future of work. At Simplifying Work, she is focused on pioneering more people-centered ways to work that leverage connected networks and build trusted communities. She is currently an Innovator in Residence with Roche/Genentech helping to transform R&D. For more than a decade, Ayelet climbed the corporate ladder at tech giant, Cisco Systems where she held a number of global, executive roles focused on growth strategy, led strategy and competitive positioning. She co-founded Creating.Is, a movement to enlist a new breed of leaders who are making a difference in their communities.

Stories by Ayelet Baron

  • The Illusion of Control

    Sep 29, 2023

    Similar to how a CEO might think they have control over an entire organization, thinking of the brain as having a central command is an illusion. #control

  • What if Age Is Just a Number?

    Sep 26, 2023

    What if age is just a number? In a society that often glamorizes youth, the true value of aging gets overlooked. #aging #life #views

  • Thinking Like a Futurist

    Sep 22, 2023

    We all have the power to engage with the unknown and be active players in shaping our future. #future #ideas #views

  • Unleashing Your Critical Thinking

    Sep 15, 2023

    Life unfolds in the here and now, compelling us to make choices that reflect our deepest needs. Critical thinking is our ally here. #views #life

  • Navigating Trauma

    Sep 11, 2023

    When we blame our wounds for our actions, we risk becoming the very creators of more trauma. #trauma #growth

  • The Black Sheep Phenomenon

    Aug 28, 2023

    Almost every family has a black sheep. Turn on the television or a streaming service, and a picture of a warm, loving family appears. #family #blacksheep

  • WeWork’s Roller Coaster Ride

    Aug 22, 2023

    By 2014, the company was worth over $1 billion, and was heralded a shining star in the business world. #WeWork #views #lessons

  • The Fusion of Trust and Meaning

    Aug 21, 2023

    Imagine a world where work has meaning. There is no career track when we question where we invest our trust, talents and energy. #trust

  • Discovering Joy in Doing Nothing

    Aug 18, 2023

    In the Netherlands, niksen is a practice of doing nothing with or without a purpose. It might sound strange, but it contributes to health and wellbeing.

  • Time Poverty: Chasing the Clock

    Aug 09, 2023

    Our days are too full of work, and time runs out too fast. It’s the feeling of always racing against time, but never catching up. #time #life

  • Why Is Our World So Beautiful?

    Aug 07, 2023

    The beauty of the world doesn’t only exist in the stunning sunsets or the green, rolling hills, it’s also alive within us. #beauty #world #life

  • Boss-Zilla and Mental Health

    Jul 31, 2023

    Dealing with boss-zilla is draining more and more people. And it doesn’t need to be like this. So much trauma created, needlessly.

  • News Providers for Young People

    Jul 26, 2023

    Instagram, TikTok and YouTube now lead the way as news providers for kids and teens in Britain. Their algorithms shape young people’s perception.

  • When Do We Believe Enough Is Enough?

    Jul 24, 2023

    It’s easier to point fingers and blame others. It’s harder to take responsibility, to realize our part in the story, even in history. #views

  • What Is the Purpose of Office Space?

    Jul 14, 2023

    The US has around 1 billion square feet of empty office space. This picture comes from the global shift to remote work as a result of lockdowns. #advisors

  • Digital Etiquette is Trending

    Jul 11, 2023

    Why can’t we simply focus on how important communication is and not lead with structure all the time? #communication #advisor

  • SleepTok Anyone?

    Jul 07, 2023

    SleepTok is a hotspot for people wanting to share and find sleep solutions on TikTok. The focus is on improving sleep quality. #sleep #TikTok

  • Freedom From Fear

    Jul 04, 2023

    Can we replace fear with freedom in our minds? We could create a life filled with love and creativity. #fear #freedom

  • Beyond the Whirlwind of Stress

    Jul 03, 2023

    The last few days have been a whirlwind of stress. Amidst the turmoil, I felt the need to connect with my inner self. #stress

  • The Human Tug of War

    Jun 28, 2023

    Isn’t it intriguing? We show faith in the invisible, yet we’re drawn to verify the visible. #validation #views

  • What is Economic Freedom?

    Jun 26, 2023

    The story in our current reality is that freedom, or its absence, drives prosperity or stagnates growth. #economy  #freedom

  • Is Life a Merry-Go-Round Ride?

    Jun 20, 2023

    Life often seems like a merry-go-round, throwing the same issues at us again and again. Sometimes it’s different people but the same life lessons.

  • Uncovering Life’s Mysteries

    Jun 19, 2023

    Do we question, for example, why we’re here, or are we simply too busy doing what is expected of us? #views #questions

  • From Approval to Authenticity

    Jun 13, 2023

    Unfortunately, this very culture fostered an environment conducive to bullying and other social ailments. #authentic #views

  • The Beauty of Aging

    Jun 12, 2023

    The beauty of aging isn’t in losing strength, it’s about gaining wisdom and learning from life. #aging #life

  • To Hell With Circumstances

    Jun 07, 2023

    We are not driftwood, tossed by the tides. We are navigators harnessing the winds and waves. We steer our ship towards opportunities. #views

  • The Joy of Being Incomplete

    Jun 05, 2023

    Consider this; there is joy in being incomplete. We are all works in progress, like an artist’s canvas that’s continually evolving. #views

  • The Gods Must Be Crazy

    May 22, 2023

    In the pursuit of profit and being the best, we are losing touch with what is truly valuable in life. #life #values #views

  • Creating an Unconventional Future

    May 15, 2023

    We are called to create a healthy future. This requires not just courage, but also strong intuition, selflessness, and awareness. #future #change

  • What’s Next Cannot Be Rushed

    May 11, 2023

    What’s next is a question that can cause us to pause instead of rush and panic. And it’s perfectly ok not to know what’s next. #views

  • Is Obsessing Over Metrics Unhealthy?

    May 08, 2023

    Numbers are our indicators of progress today, this fixation can easily turn unhealthy. We might lose focus on intangible things that make life richer.

  • Experiencing the Fine Line

    May 01, 2023

    Treading this delicate fine line, we question everything. Do we long to relive the past with worry, or are we determined to shape a healthy future? #views

  • The Power of Being Real

    Apr 21, 2023

    Always trying to be liked or please some norm outside ourselves. It’s a choice: follow the crowd or be real? #views #authentic

  • Experiencing True Freedom

    Apr 10, 2023

    True freedom is found in our ability to think, act, and express ourselves without fear of judgment. #freedom #personal #joy

  • Perfection or Illusion?

    Apr 04, 2023

    Maybe when we stop seeking leadership or inspiration from others, we’ll realize that everyone has our own unique gifts and flaws. #illusions #reality

  • The Art of Knowing

    Mar 31, 2023

    It’s an art to recognize when it’s time to move on and no longer do anything at our own expense. #knowledge #views

  • Our Obsession With Beauty

    Mar 24, 2023

    AI filters have sculpted an image of the ideal woman, paving the way for more unrealistic definitions of beauty. #beauty #views

  • Our Future Is Community

    Mar 16, 2023

    Because at the end of the day, community is built on trusted relationships, open dialogue, honesty and a drive to co-create what we need. #community

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