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3 04, 2017

Your Organization Won’t Flourish Until You Answer These Questions

By | 2017-04-03T14:31:24+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You could see the discomfort on their faces. A group of talented, committed professional sat in the meeting room as their leader – a key company executive – shared the organization’s strategic vision of the future and made it very clear that everyone would have to change to turn the [...]

12 03, 2017

Silly Season – When Facts Aren’t True and the Truth Isn’t Factual

By | 2017-03-13T20:01:27+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The town where I live is a microcosm of the entire country. Most people – especially those who don’t live here – would disagree with my assertion. I am fortunate to live in a community that is economically better off than the U.S. population as a whole. Citizens enjoy a [...]

5 03, 2017

The World You See is the Environment You Create

By | 2017-03-05T17:15:21+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The aspirational words you hang on the wall and include on your website have less impact on your workplace and culture of success than you think. Everyone says some version of “Our people are our greatest resource.” On the other hand, when was the last time you encountered a place [...]

19 02, 2017

The Truth About Jobs in America … And What It Means for You

By | 2017-02-19T23:56:06+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The genuine desire to increase the number of middle class jobs may be one of the only pieces of common ground on the American political landscape.  The actual definition of “middle class” varies based on where you live, but the desire is universal. The most commonly accepted formula for determining [...]

16 02, 2017

Sustaining Your Culture Change After the Hype Dies Down

By | 2017-02-16T23:13:24+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve been there, right? The celebration kickoff meeting launching your new culture change initiative has come and gone. The optimism and hope for a future resembling the lofty words from the new corporate values statement lasted a few days … maybe even a few weeks. Then, a slow march to [...]

16 01, 2017

Getting Recognition Wrong

By | 2017-01-16T23:15:51+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Think back on your career. Have you ever received too much recognition for the good work you have done? Have you provided too much recognition for the good work of others? The answer to both questions is probably “NO.” Experience tells us that providing too much recognition isn’t an issue [...]

5 01, 2017

What the “Older Generations” Are Missing About the Millennials

By | 2017-01-05T16:33:04+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What does a snail say when riding on the back of a tortoise? WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Besides being one of my favorite jokes ever, it also a reminder about the importance of perspective as you view the generation that makes up the majority of the workforce today and will grow to 75 [...]

27 12, 2016

The Signs of Impending Extinction

By | 2016-12-27T03:50:23+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Building a business that lasts is the exception rather than the rule. Fifty percent of start-ups fail within the first five years. That number drops the longer you stay open, but even then, building a sustainable business requires a unique combination of skill and luck. Fortune 500 companies last, on [...]

11 12, 2016

You Can’t Not Change

By | 2016-12-11T23:33:54+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A former high school classmate recently greeted me with this comment, “You look exactly the same. You haven’t changed a bit.” My initial reaction was gratitude for the kind words and a moment of pride that I had apparently held up exceptionally well over the decades since our last encounter. [...]