January 02, 2012
A few months ago, I was challenged with the task of defining our
companys core beliefsnot the what of what we do, but the
why. I watched a fascinating video on TED.com by Simon
Sinek, How great leaders inspire action.
The lecture discussed the importance of iden...
May 04, 2008
Sustainability is a hot topic these days. Leaders tout green
initiatives. Politicians, actors, and CEOs are now ersatz
environmentalists. Perhaps your organization recently jumped on the
bandwagon, trying to focus your goals in an eco direction.
Suddenly you are trying ...
February 04, 2008
I am an economist who also holds a PhD in organizational learning.
Most of what I do professionally, however, falls under the realm of
economic development. Job creation, wealth creation, and quality of
life are the cornerstones of that work. I am interested in
April 10, 2007
Chronic turnover at companies isn't quickly fixed even when the
problem is readily apparent. Of course, there are times when
employee turnover is appropriate, such as unsatisfactory job
performance, a poor job fit, or a shift in business needs. But that
doesn't explain ...
April 07, 2007
Even the most empowered employees often feel it is up to management
to tap them on the shoulders and offer them a new position. Because
people think management holds all the strings, frustration leads
the more vocal to complain, while the rest simmer in silent
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