Most organizations realize the need for (and huge bottom-line benefits of) an engaged workforce, but the majority still struggle with it.… Read more
High performing teams seem to generate their own energy and elevate everyone on the team to their full potential. Despite achieving more, work on these teams seems less taxing, the workday shorter and less frustrating. Low performing teams are plagued … Read more
Study after study has shown that when you’re great at your job it turns into high employee engagement, which in turn leads to higher profits, better customer service, and happier and healthier employees.
Great managers make great contributions to the … Read more
We live in a world laced with smartism, i.e., a universal presumption that being smart is better than being stupid. But in the modern work world, at least in management, it is better to be stupid than smart.
Realizing … Read more
One of the more serious problems in society today is spacial separation; we are way too close to one another.
We find ourselves almost in the living room of our neighbor. Students sit shoulder-to-shoulder in classrooms and lecture halls. Sidewalks … Read more
When do you know a shift is occurring that will significantly alter the competitive landscape and terms of play?
There are some people who lead a shift and determine its direction. Steve Jobs engineered a series of discontinuities that not … Read more
There are a lot of rumors going around that suggest millennials are notoriously hard to attract and even harder to keep. The post ’80s digital generation is more concerned with free time than work, demanding flexi-hours and remote working, they … Read more
If you read any books or articles about improving management and leadership, you may have noticed that many of them feature a list of actions for you to take in order to achieve better results.
To give you just a … Read more
I love my job.
Sure, I get paid to write blog posts that positively show our company culture and product. But I mean it, I genuinely love working at my company. I am surrounded by people who work with dedication … Read more
The challenges of recruiting and retaining Millennials have been well-documented. They’re demanding. If they don’t find meaning in their work, they’ll go someplace else. They expect flexibility in how they do their job. To hear many recruiters, managers and HR … Read more
More technology. More suppliers. More products and services. More social media tools. More business tools.
New opportunities to improve our bottom-line performance are constantly “raining down” on us these days, making it a challenge to decide which to seriously consider … Read more
When I was a teenage bass player, to be honest, I wasn’t very good. I mean, I could play a handful of pieces reasonably well, but that was only because I played them over and over again. If you gave … Read more
The Legal And Moral Implications Of Workplace Bullying
While this week’s #TChat Topic: The Legal and Moral Implications Of Workplace Bullying, generated a great discussion, it’s a topic that not enough can be said about. Workplace bullying (my opinion is … Read more
Would you tell your other half, your housemate or your child not to tell you what they think? Or to rearrange their day for you without telling them why? Or order them out to buy you a sandwich?
Those might … Read more
Sometimes you read a white paper and think, “That was really interesting. I DO need to think more about targeted learning plans.” And sometimes you see an infographic and suddenly realize that, of course feedback-rich technologies can better support employee … Read more
Office break rooms are often riddled with “you can do it!” style posters. You know, the ones that have a picture of Sequoia trees in California with something about how long they took to grow. These are great posters with … Read more