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Posted on 04/07/2020 by Carol Kallendorf

Do you feel particularly tired theses days? A lot of our clients say working from home remotely is exhausting.  Jack and I find that to be true.  Why would it be tiring to work remotely when you don’t leave your own driveway and you’re surrounded by all the comforts of home? It’s the radical, shattering change that we’re experiencing.  It’s legitimate that you feel that way–and there’s brain science to prove it. If we thought you were going through life-shattering change 3 weeks ago–now you[…]


Posted on 03/31/2020 by Jack Speer

We’ve been talking to a lot of people who were living in an entirely different universe just two short weeks ago. So where do we go from here? There was an office here before this.   It was our daily main street–with people, groups, food and beverage. When you walked in the door, you got a sense of the temperature of the people in the room. You absorbed the dynamics of the team environment. The change has been abrupt, jaw dropping, unbelievable–and not one of us has processed[…]

Special Edition – Tuesday Report

Posted on 03/19/2020 by Jack Speer

Leading Remote Teams to Peak Performance During the Global Pandemic By Jessica Sager Senior Consultant Delta Associates, Inc. Reaching out to you:  In this special edition of the Tuesday Report, we thank you, our readers, for the opportunity to serve you.  Our mission and passion is to stand with you as we move through the COVID-19 crisis.  Our goal is to not only survive but to thrive in these challenging circumstances.  Please contact us and let us know how we can help. Carol Kallendorf, PhD, Founder,[…]


Posted on 03/17/2020 by Jack Speer

How did you feel the first time you walked into your boss’s office for your first review? Truth be told I thought I was the one who should be evaluating my boss.  I was certainly smarter and more competent than he was. He was very fortunate he hired me.  I’d really saved this organization. Yet on the other hand, this boss evaluating me had the total ability to fire me on the spot–it had happened before.  He could give me a raise or promote me.  […]

New: Creating Team Success through Data Driven Performance

Posted on 03/03/2020 by Jack Speer

Everything of any importance in the world is measured.  It’s fundamental, isn’t it?   In your monthly bill paying cycle, you measure your utility bill, your mortgage and other expenses to be sure they add up to less than your income. But in our professional life, we don’t often know how our performance as managers or team members is measured.  Sure, we likely have some sort of evaluation….some more insightful than others.  But are we moving the dial for the organization?  Unfortunately, teams and their members[…]


Posted on 02/25/2020 by Jack Speer

Most of us began with a dream of the person we wanted to be.  We could see it in our minds and it felt so real to us, within our reach. For many of us, that dream is alive and well within us right now today.  You may find yourself in a position that can take you to the top or you many be on the verge of finding that position. If you ever believed you could be more happy, effective and more successful in your[…]


Posted on 02/18/2020 by Jack Speer

How can a chubby little scout on  a straggling, dragging hike give us guidance in how our lives and businesses can unfold more easily–with greater efficiency and effectiveness? His name is Herbie, and if he can help me, I’m all ears. Herbie came along in the 1980’s before cell phones and the Internet.  An Israeli son of a Jewish Rabbi, Eliyahu M. Goldratt, wrote one of the most unlikely, influential business books ever written. Originally published in 1984, the book was called The Goal, and even the[…]

Self-Talk: Those Critical Things You Tell Yourself

Posted on 02/11/2020 by Jack Speer

Self talk . . . what you tell yourself, is the key factor of your life. . . you may be degreed from an Ivy League university, a distinguished member of Mensa, and voted most likely to succeed . . . . but what you say to yourself moment by moment, day by day–will determine your happiness and success. What is the Committee Telling Me? Robert Fulghum, (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), described his inner conversations as “The Committee.” In[…]

It’s Shocking! You Can Overuse Your Best Skills!

Posted on 01/28/2020 by Jack Speer

Several years ago Carol Kallendorf (Delta Associates Founder) and I had it dramatically impressed of upon us how a unique ability we possess can be overused, negatively impacting a life and a career. We found this point powerfully illustrated when we were visiting the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the southeastern U.S. There we saw our first electric eel, six feet long, 40 pounds, menacingly staring at us from the other side of a thick, glass aquarium wall.  Long before[…]

Creating False Expectations

Posted on 01/14/2020 by Jack Speer

Has anyone ever created a great expectation for you–then totally blown up your hope? Was this a person who had the resources to do something life-changing for you?  Did they systematically lead you to believe they’d do what they promised–but never came through?   Then they gave no explanation whatsoever for why–nor expressed any regret. This happened to Benjamin Franklin, 18th century American Founding Father, inventor, and diplomat.  Franklin as a young man formed a friendship with the Governor William Keith, governor of Pennsylvania, who took[…]

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