Four Ways A New Manager Can Wreck A Perfectly Good Team

“I’m having the best work week, my boss is on vacation.” – Actual quote by multiple people recently. “At work” these days can mean anything from being in a workplace with a mask to being within hearing distance of your mobile phone. If your productivity and engagement levels go down when your manager is also […]

2020: The Year of Hyper- Acceleration

In the 1950s, the average age of a Fortune 500 company was 60 years. As we approach the end of the first quarter of the 21st century, it is less than 20 years. This trend is getting faster due to the disruptive impact of technology. Companies live shorter lives. Products have shorter lifespans. Skillsets have […]

There’s No Place Like #StayHome: Week 10 – Just Keep Paddling

“As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” Katherine Hepburn Thankful to have paddled, Zoom’d, puzzled, streamed, and ran through first 10 weeks of #stayhome #workhome #staysafe #socialdistance. May you paddle your way through a safe & pleasant Memorial Day Weekend, and please take time […]

There’s No Place Like #StayHome: Week 6 – The Stress Bell Curve

Finding Work & Life Balance in 2020 …. Work:  We’re familiar with the long-standing “three Rs” of reading, “riting” and ‘rithmetic. Executives, consider another “three Rs” – that of “reorganization, right now, really?” Every individual and team is experiencing high stress and distress levels. A reorganization that might have made sense a few months ago […]

There’s No Place Like #StayHome: Week 4 – The Primary Importance of Active Listening

Finding Work & Life Balance in 2020…. Video conferencing and collaboration tools have long been available, however culture and processes are still catching up with the true potential. The current pandemic is shining a light on how mature organizations are at digital collaboration. Leaders who realize that these tools are not replacements for in-person meetings, […]