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 […]

Spider Theory

July 30, 2018 admin 0

The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago has a unique underground cave-like area populated with  golden orb weaver spiders.  The zookeepers use food and water misters to keep the spiders content and in place without cages.  That’s right, these creepy-crawlies are right out in the open and […]

Age of Conversation Official Release TODAY!

July 16, 2018 admin 0

Official release is TODAY, July 16, 2018for The Age of Conversation, a collaborative book co-authored by over 100 business and marketing authors from 10 nations.   AdAge , Social Computing Magazine , FastCompany, and BusinessWeek have reported on this book and event. I am proud to be a contributor to this effort via […]

Age of Conversation – the book!

July 10, 2018 admin 0

We’re close, my friends.  In less than a week, on July 16th, is the launch of the much-anticipated “Age of Conversation” book on marketing.   WHY GET THIS BOOK? 1.  It is cutting edge – Conversation! 2.  It is for a good […]

What is Leadership?

June 20, 2018 admin 0

Simply stated and boiled to its essence: “Real leadership is obvious: It has a measurable impact on profitability…”– Dr. John Sullivan, from HR Metrics: the World-Class Way. Is that it? It fits my bias: if our leadership mantra, training, philosophy, etc. isn’t designed to affect […]

100% Career Management

June 10, 2018 admin 0

Ever have a development discussion with your manager, and have them recommend you take an internal training course to help you ‘develop’?  Ever wonder how to move your career in a new direction, and choose another college degree, a seminar or a […]

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 […]

Gain Perspective at the Edge of the World

April 20, 2018 admin 0

Dear Friends and Colleagues, With our busy world and so many competing demands, how do we gain the perspective we need to accomplish our goals? We pack so much into our lives and don’t really know what to do with it all. […]