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WHO GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN?

Posted on 12/10/2019 by Delta Associates

How do you create a workplace where people don’t get under your skin? It’s really interesting to research the reasons people creep each other out at work.  Complaints generally range from messy desks, condescending manners, goody two shoes suck ups, employees who don’t care, and many more.  The ways we get under each others’ skins are endless. Sometimes we just can’t deal with a person we work with because they’re untruthful, deceptive, and conniving to their very cores.  I have only dealt with a handful[…]

A Band Together -Who Do You Want on Your Team?

Posted on 11/19/2019 by Jack Speer

Who do you want on your team?  There is no more fundamental question. That’s the question the NFL, the military, business, and every group asks that wants to get something done.   This question–who do you want on your team–tops business fundamentals like sales and revenue.   With the right team, every problem can be solved except those like hurricanes and tornados.  Even well -funded organizations with everything going for them fail because of dysfunctional teams. Putting together a great team with effective team members often seems[…]

Escaping the World of the Chronically Unemployed

Posted on 11/12/2019 by Jack Speer

Few people navigate the world of employment today without at some point finding themselves jobless. Companies fold, they’re acquired, reorged, and downsized. Sometimes you find yourself over your head in a project or on the wrong side of politics–bottom line is you’re out. People get fired—it’s what happens.

Do Your Meetings Drive You Forward – or Dog-gone Crazy?

Posted on 10/29/2019 by Jack Speer

I really don’t even hate to admit it–most meetings I attend, I wish I were somewhere else.  I’m the guy you’ll find looking at my phone, staring at the clock, emailing people about a pending project. Meetings can be invaluable in driving the progress of an organization, but mostly they just drive you crazy. People are fond of saying that meetings are pointless, and that’s just not true–there’s a point to the meeting or nobody would be there.  The point of the meeting is often[…]

Decision Making – Sound or Scary?

Posted on 10/22/2019 by Jack Speer

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: […]

Getting on the Same Page – The Power of Team Alignment

Posted on 10/15/2019 by Jack Speer

I think all of us have felt like the Aflac Duck, quacking our bills off about something really important–if only we could get someone to listen.  A great example of a voice that people didn’t listen to was W. Edwards Deming, inventor of process improvement, rejected in the U.S. that catapulted Japan to dominance in the auto industry. Several years ago Carol Kallendorf, PhD and I created a system of alignment that is the key component in organizational success.  In those years executives often told us they[…]

Wile E Coyote and the Battle for the Brain

Posted on 10/08/2019 by Jack Speer

Do you remember the Roadrunner cartoons?  They’re a huge chunk of Americana that you can check out on YouTube.  In the cartoons, the Roadrunner never speaks–his only words are a cheery “Beep! Beep!”  He’s a cocky bird, zooming over tricky terrains–mountains above, cliffs below. The Road Runner is constantly pursued by his nemesis, Wile E Coyote, whose life goal is to make the Roadrunner his lunch.  He contrives elegant inventions worthy of Thomas Edison in order to trap the Roadrunner–it’s only that they always fail. […]

Organizational Values: From Platitudes to Attitudes

Posted on 09/24/2019 by Jack Speer

Organizational Values: From Platitudes to Attitudes By Jack Speer and Carol Kallendorf, PhD | September 24, 2019 Are stated values in organizations really valuable?  Any entrepreneur will tell you that values are critical.  They give an organization direction, define its “DNA” and pull it together.  Organizations often do live their values, and we have clients that live them every day. Having said that, when you look at the format in which corporate values are written and presented, they often seem abstract, disconnected–and yes, here I said it–mostly[…]

The Battle for the Brain

Posted on 09/17/2019 by Jack Speer

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[…]

Who Are You Going to Believe—Really?

Posted on 08/20/2019 by Delta Associates

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[…]



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