Productivity. It is important for organizations that people are truly productive. Productivity is also important to most people as they want to add value and they want to know that they are contributing to something worthwhile. Unfortunately, there are some barriers to good people producing well – and it is not the employee that is… Read More
Most of us are paid to get stuff done. Not just talk about it. I once worked for a CEO that did not allow his team to use the term “strategic planning”. It wasn’t that he did not value strategic planning, in fact, it was quite the opposite. However, his point was that a plan… Read More
For many of us, it is a bit difficult to wrap our minds around the notion that our current situation does provide opportunities. Of course, we are seeing many people say this (just like I am doing here!), but it is so difficult. While we may know this intellectually, our emotions so often overcome our… Read More
Read time: 14 min 6 sec At the end of January, we began looking at the five generations that currently make up the American workforce. Each week we went over a summary of the various generations and the different events that helped shape them as people. The Silent Generation – The Depression and WWII Baby… Read More
Is it too late to start that business that you always wanted to start? For those of us that are a bit older, we often think so. I mean, when you look at the various types of media you tend to see these cool young people as the wizard entrepreneurs and, maybe as I did,… Read More
According to Scott H. Young, in his excellent book Ultralearning, there are three types of feedback that we typically receive as we are learning, but one of them is the toughest to find and the one that is often the most effective. The first kind of feedback is one we are all familiar with –… Read More
“Nine Lies About Work” is an excellent book by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall that address nine common misconceptions that are a bit faddish in the organizational world right now and they quickly get to the heart of the matter in this book. This is a book I would recommend adding to your library.