Cream or Crap?

October 22, 2018 admin 0

When executing a change at work, is it standard practice to treat everyone the same?  I am not talking about respect, dignity, and the like. I mean using a ‘peanut butter’ approach in attention, communication, direction, accountability, etc. Mark Goulston, the Leadership columnist at FastCompany, […]

All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down

October 19, 2018 admin 0

Does the boldness of youth breed the stability of experience? Or do most people not want to do hard work and avoid any risk after significant career success? In the past year I have witnessed and read about people who reach a certain point in their […]

How Does a ‘Great Leader’ Think?

October 17, 2018 admin 0

In our never-ending quest to become a better leader, we look to those that business and/or society deem successful.  At one time or another we’ve all read a Jack Welch book or a Tom Peters book, hoping to gleen some wisdom to apply to our own leadership […]

What Would You Give Up?

October 16, 2018 admin 0

What would you give up to have the next success in your career? Is that the right question?  Is moving in a stance of sacrifice the right context? Warren Bennis, the ‘godfather’ of leadership, quoting an unknown poet source: “Did you get what […]

Cultivating A Garden of Change

September 27, 2018 admin 0

“Change is hard.”  “Change or die.” “Just use the Kotter Model.” ”The only constant is change.” Any of those help you execute change at your company? Not the theory, but the practice – the “how”? Dr. Glenda Eoyang at the Human Systems Dynamics Institute taught me a […]

What’s Your Story?

September 25, 2018 admin 0

“What do you do all day?”  “How is this report supposed to help me?”  “There is a lot of data here, but I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to tell me…” Ever hear that in your organization?  With more businesses preaching […]

How Do I Improve Organizational Performance?

September 18, 2018 admin 0

If only there was a simple, easy way to ensure positive organizational performance… There are books, seminars, CDs, DVDs, articles, blogs about: Career Management, Interviewing Skills, Individual Development Plans, Performance Consulting, Employee Engagement, Leadership Training, Management Training, etc.  They are all aimed at helping us […]

The Silence Is Deafening

September 6, 2018 admin 0

ROME — He was the son of a singing baker and became the king of the high C’s. Luciano Pavarotti, opera’s biggest superstar of the late 20th century, died Thursday. He was 71. (By Alessandra Rizzo, Associated Press – full story here). Video: Pavarotti’s ‘Vesti […]

Monologue or Dialogue?

August 26, 2018 admin 0

One of my favorite business blogs is The Dozen Blog over at Egg Strategy.  Julie Fleischer routinely challenges my thinking with creative posts on a variety of innovation-focused subjects. This blog is an incredible resource that enhances my mindset and approach in working to maximize organizational performance […]

Are You a Prisoner Of YOUR Thoughts?

August 12, 2018 admin 0

Ever wonder how to break the cycle of negative thoughts and attempt to break out into new innovations, meaning, and lifelong success? One of my all-time favorite books is now available in paperback and  as an audiobook CD and digital download (via […]