The Great Importance of the Perception of Change

Achieving desired outcomes depends on the ability of teams to make needed adjustments to the way the team learns, plans, interacts and executes. If your team is trying to increase sales, for example, people will need to make minor or bigger adjustments to one of the above. If your goal is to increase innovation, people [...]

Thanks Giving or Thanks Pretending

With Thanksgiving coming up, it seems like a good time to check in on your organization’s appreciation meter.

Appreciation, like any good thing, is not something you and your team should always apply. However, experts claim a good ratio of appreciation to correction is 20:80, for every two corrections or comments you share consider sharing eight [...]

What's Your Team Brain IQ?

The first intelligence test was created in 1905 to determine which French school children were too “slow” to benefit from regular instruction. The idea was that children were increasingly able to learn difficult concepts and perform difficult tasks as they got older.

How quick is your team able to benefit from new opportunities and [...]

Steve Jobs and Motivation

In his book titled Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson describes the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of Steve Jobs. The picture Isaacson draws is not of a man who builds motivated people.

Jobs is described as a man who cared most about perfectionism and control; a man driven by demons who could drive those around him [...]

Are You Man Enough to Report to a Woman?

Women in management positions have a unique set of challenges to deal with. As a woman who has managed and worked side by side with men for many years, I have certainly come to appreciate the development women need to make in order to work in senior positions in business. From what [...]