Did You Miss Me?

July 10, 2018 admin 0

This past week I was in beautiful Vail, Colorado for a little R&R.  We hiked, rafted, rode horses, did some mountain biking, and stimulated the local economy via shops and restaurants.  If you haven’t experienced Colorado mountains in the summer, I highly recommend the experience!   […]

The Power of Questions

May 30, 2018 admin 0

I was discussing the Fortune article about uber-consultant Ram Charan, titled “The Strange Existence of Ram Charan” with a few colleagues.  We reached the following conclusions: 1.  Ram Charan is a true road warrior.  Nothing we do or experience will come close to his schedule! 2.  His approach doesn’t […]

Value the Offsite, or Boondoggle?

May 20, 2018 admin 0

“I took off for a weekend last month Just to try and recall the whole year. All of the faces and all of the places, wonderin’ where they all disappeared. I didn’t ponder the question too long; I was hungry and went […]

How Many “Ps” are in “Empowerment”?

May 10, 2018 admin 0

Trick question. There are three! Read on… I had the good fortune this past week of spending an hour with one of our human resources VPs. The agenda for our discussion was performance management strategy. We covered the detail on this. The […]

I Got Your Benchmark Right Here…Somewhere…

January 30, 2018 admin 0

“Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Clouds, listening to people play the harp. It should be somewhere you can’t wait to go, like a luxury hotel. Maybe blue skies and soft music were enough to keep people in line in the […]

With a Servant’s Heart

January 20, 2018 admin 0

“Instead of trying to recruit others to help me, I set out to figure out how to recruit myself to help others.” My blogosphere friend Valeria Maltoni recently wrote a spectacular post about “strategic quitting.” You can find it here. She details how […]

Sustainable Change

December 15, 2017 admin 0

I watched an interesting story on CBS Sunday Morning detailing why our Detroit auto manufacturers are trailing the Japanese auto manufacturers in sales. Apparently the data shows the gap is closing (safety, quality, etc), but perception hasn’t changed.   The reporter interviewed workers at Ford Motor Company’s […]