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2017 – Seek out Innovative & Disruptive Ideas

Have you ever noticed that the road to innovation is not straight nor is it flat, it’s disruptive, curvy and sometimes riddled with potholes? Typically, those potholes create distractions that cause burnouts, minor failures or even monumental, catastrophic failures. The net result of this can often be loss of focus and fear within many organizations, […]

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Ikigai – How to See Growth in 2016!

As we start 2016, I would like to open our imaginations a bit and examine work and life from a couple of Japanese concepts that we have all heard about but few truly understand.  The first we are going to look at is “Ikigai” or “the why you get up every day” and the second […]

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How to Tackle Change & WIIFM!

In times of change, “What’s in it for ME?” (WIIFM) is the “BIG” question everyone wants an answer to as soon as possible. Basically, we are all self-centered so this should be no surprise. As a leader, it is your responsibility to see that the communications are clear, concise and authentic. Where possible, we need […]

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Unlearning Could be the Key to Successful Change

Could the solution to resistance to change be a simple act of unlearning?  Let’s look into this and see just how complex this statement really is for humans. Lao Tzu said, “To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” Peter Drucker said it another way, “We spend a lot […]

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Why FOCUS is Critical Today!

Today, let’s examine how you handle actions in the workplace. Are you reactive to the events occurring within your environment and around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the events? Do you intentionally take an active or passive role? Do you think in terms of the present or […]

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How to Deal with Reorgs?

Any Reorg Affects the Entire Team Are you faced with an internal or external reorgs, or are you planning a merger soon?  Here are some very brief tips to keep in mind when starting the process. Determining the value of a re-org is based on learning to measure success across the critical (and equal) elements […]

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Surveys, Still Valuable to Your Business?

Are surveys still valuable in your business? I have been asking myself this question for the last six months to a year. The sad problem is that I answer myself with the paradoxical “Yes” and “No”. On the telephone, in the mail, on our computers, smartphones and iPads, American consumers and businesses are being solicited […]

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Revelation: It’s Not All about Authority!

Today, many executives dream of ascending the ladder for the sole purpose of gaining more authority. Once they have arrived then they truly, believe they can make “things” happen which will create a change that they have in mind, usually without much input from others. In addition, current senior executives, often report they are frustrated by […]

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Loyalty – Has it ever been a factor in engagement?

An interesting article by The Wharton School in June, 2012 regarding Declining Employee Loyalty started me thinking about this concept and the current management wish list of re-engaging employees. Much of what was discussed in this article had a foundation in good logic and some great experience.  

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Building Respect is Critical!

Building respect is critical in business today. On the day after the last mid-term elections we were saying how tired we were of the foul innuendo and lies that are put forward in ads. Today, we live in a very open society where the criticizing of all leaders, from the president down, is not only […]