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July 10, 2012

The 8 Vectors of Organizational Change

  When I was back in college and thought I was smart enough to become an engineer, I remember learning all about vectors in physics class.  […]
June 20, 2012

Leaders Must Know the Why

  The question I ask most when I’m working with leaders and managers is “why”.  Managers will say things about their employees like “they just don’t […]
June 13, 2012

What A Leadership Development Program Should Teach

  I’ve had the opportunity to build leadership development programs for many different kinds of organizations and occasionally I get asked about the most important things […]
May 30, 2012

Best Buy is Reinventing Their Business, Will They Make It?

  I read a story about Best Buy in the Wall Street Journal recently and it seems that interim CEO Mike Mikan is ready to reinvent […]
May 25, 2012

Employee Engagement Can Happen, Even if Your World is Flat

  When I work with organizations that are trying to improve their employee engagement I often hear something like “well it’s tough to keep people engaged […]
May 18, 2012

If You Stop Learning, You Stop Leading

  I began working with a new client recently, and the CEO of the company impressed me quite a bit during our first discussion.  He spent […]
May 11, 2012

If You Want to Change Your Business, Start With These 3 Steps

  Much of the work that I do is focused on helping businesses go from where they are to where they want to be.  I always […]
May 3, 2012

5 Things a New Manager Should Know

  I often get to work with people who have recently been promoted into management positions for the first time and it’s some of the most […]
April 30, 2012

Does Your Team Take Risks, or Play it Safe

  Adult humans aren’t very good at taking risks.  I say adult humans because kids are fantastic at it.  At one of my kids’ baseball games recently I […]
April 26, 2012

That’s Not Fair

  I often get the question when working with groups of managers or leaders about how important it is to treat everyone fairly in a work […]