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Creativity, innovation, and change have long been among my favorite topics. People ask me what it takes to become a successful change agent. Someone capable of pulling creativity out of individuals and seeing it through until some innovation is implemented. It’s not an exact science, but if a majority of the ideas below apply to […]Read More
I believe we need far more honesty and candor at work. When I share this idea, most people agree. It’s funny though – if you ask people to embrace the idea, they stumble. It’s like asking someone if eating healthy is smart. They say yes, and they mean it. Then they eat a box of […]Read More
I think we can all agree logically that it’s smart to keep your word. If you say you’re going to do something, you should do it. If that’s so obvious, why is it so hard for many people to keep their word? Before considering the answer to that question, let’s remember the obvious and very […]Read More
The other day I walked into my local coffee shop to get my morning fix. When I looked up into the face of the twenty-something male who I’ve said “hello” and “thank you” to many times, I noticed something odd. Both of his earlobes were covered with brown band-aids. As you can imagine in your […]Read More
It is probably too early in the year for a top 10 list, but this one couldn’t wait. If you’ve been following me long enough you know I’m equally capable of blasting leaders and employees. Today’s target – leaders! The zingers listed below are actual incidents that I either witnessed or was aware of through […]Read More
Ok, here comes an unpleasant dose of reality – the average, or typical, leader is a “micromanager.” Micromanaging is defined as excessive and unproductive hovering, monitoring or interfering with employee work. Every leader does it – the only question is how much, a little or a lot. Great leaders use this type of behavior very […]Read More