Four Insanely Simple Ways to “Have It All”

Cool stuff. My mantra that the only thing lying in the way of you “having it all” is, well, you has just been given a boost by business expert, Cali Williams Yost. Her research mirrors my own experience in working with dozens of companies and hundreds of people around the globe.  From Vancouver to Chicago…

7 Ways to Communicate Better at Work

An oft heard concern I get from the work floor concerns the quality and quantity of communication from above. Many claim that company leaders only pay lip service to open communication. Others contend that what little communication comes around only does so in the form of bulletins or memos. Still others cite only receiving vague…

New Boss: 5 Ways to De-motivate a Successful Team of High Performers

It can be overly tempting for some recently hired leaders to want to put their stamp on the department or division that they’ve just been hired to run.  This is particularly understandable when the business or unit has been underperforming. But with an all too common regularity I’ve observed new leaders enter successful situations and…

Dis – Loyalty and Your Talent Pool

You’ve worked hard for your employer. You’ve been passionate about your job and have made many contributions. You’ve been recognized as a star player and are well thought of by everyone, team mates, bosses and customers alike. Yet, you’ve just been kicked to the curb by the new incoming boss. If you think this scenario…

How Web Surfing Can Increase Productivity. Really.

From the file of WTH comes an interesting tidbit of research regarding surfing the web while on the job. Like many productivity minded bosses, you might think that such practices should be banned, similar to those ‘spandex’ days at work. In fact, while seeing your staff surfing the web might not make you happy, it…

Business Innovation & the Right People

I continue to scratch my head on this one. The internet is rife with books, studies and opinion pieces as to why innovators and creative thinkers are central to business success. One need look no further than the landslide of commentary about Steve Jobs. Visionary, risk taker, game changer, etc. So why is it then…