Want to improve the productivity of your organization?

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

Leadership at the intersection of three authors

“In total, workplace environments in the United States may be responsible for 120 thousand excess deaths per year – which would make workplaces the fifth leading cause of death – and account for about $180 billion in additional health-care expenditures. approximately 8 percent of total health care spending.” Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph. D. | Pfeffer, J.… Read More

a rare opportunity

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

Thoughts about working from home from someone who has done it for years

A good fried of mine, Chris Pogue of Nuix, has worked from home for many years and has done so while working for an international company based in Sydney, Australia. Chris is not an individual contributor, but a senior executive with Nuix and he has managed teams from Australia, to England, Ireland, Asia, the US… Read More

Think before overreacting – this doesn't have to lead to layoffs

During this time we must be prudent, but as leaders, we cannot panic and overreact and hurt those we lead. This is a time for compassion. In this Harvard Business Review article – “The Coronavirus Crisis Doesn’t Have to Lead to Layoffs” they make the following statement: “To be sure, a cost-cutting reflex is understandable.… Read More