The Battle for the Brain If you want to improve life and profitability in the workplace, take a look at the mental health of your organization. The battle for the brain in the workplace today may by more important than production, sales, and marketing. According to the World Health Organization, the impact of mental health is way underestimated in the workplace. You can prove this today in your workplace by looking around you to see how many projects are either moving along at a snail’s place[…]Continue Reading.
I want to make the case to you this week in the Tuesday Report that giving back to others some of what you have received makes good business sense. It’s not just an American value, it makes sense in the boardroom. A shrinking middle class in American and around the world is a shrinking market, which shrinks the opportunity for business. Yet unfortunately traditional charity often does not create opportunity and all too often is part of the poverty trap.I want to make the case[…]Read More
My Aunt Vera Mae Burkes died this month at the age of 96–she was a remarkable woman and she demonstrated one of humanity’s most valuable traits–agility and resilience. Agility is the ability to adapt to surprising, unexpected changes that life can present to you, and to survive and thrive. Vera Mae and her generation modeled resilience. She was born in rural America in the early years of the 20th Century. Automobiles and radios were new technologies. Electricity and telephones were game changing in their impact[…]Read More
Who Are You Going to Believe—Really? Spin, deception, diversion, and outright lies can take a person far on the national level. At the level of your organization, team, and job, if someone asks the question, “How are we doing?” it often depends on who’s doing the asking. After hearing several versions of what’s being said we often want to say, “Who does a person believe? Truth and Transparency on Teams – Not Ever Easy Truth and transparency are the oxygen and water of a successful[…]Read More
Decision Making Skills–Your Most Important Tool One of the most important skills you’ll ever possess is your ability to make good decisions. Decision making is something we all struggle with– yet it makes us or breaks us. How do you feel about your decision making process? Can you make a decision–business or personal–and be happy with it? Can you move on quickly and not look back? Decisions Then and Now–How Decision-making has Changed As a child decisions were easier–they were based on a few fundamentals: […]Read More
I’ve never known whether it was a good thing or a bad thing for people to think you look like someone famous. For several years, however, people will approach me and say, “You look just like Mahatma Gandhi.” I’m going to say it’s probably not great for me to look like Gandhi. It creates expectations that won’t be reinforced when the person gets to know me. Gandhi was a wise, charismatic leader who led the fight to liberate India from the British Empire. He became[…]Read More
Several years ago we realized that corporate training worked poorly, if at all. We set about creating a model that would gain 100% buy-in from participants in a session.Read More