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How Clearly Are You Seeing Your Organization?

Can you really see your organization clearly? Do intergenerational issues, a toxic culture or unclear expectations cloud your vision? Communications expert and management strategist Laura Crandall will join us to discuss how we can get a new perspective, shift our assumptions, and learn new strategies for organizational clarity.

A Change in Perspective – 3 Ways to Leverage Curiosity at Work

When you shift your perspective even the smallest degree, you can begin developing new ideas and generative thought – highly valuable tools work places that love the words “innovation,” “iteration”, and “adaptation.” And curiosity is the key.

3 Questions – How Good Are You at Giving Performance Feedback?

Ever notice that books about how managers can learn to give performance feedback focus on really difficult conversations first? It seems like a completely awful place to begin. Sort of like […]

Who are your heroes?

Who are the people you most admire? Stop for a moment and list the top ten. What do they have in common? The first commonality is you because it’s your […]

Accountable and Accountability

Accountability and accountable are very popular words in business today. After a conversation with a colleague about his direct reports, I realized that he was using these words interchangeably and […]

Leadership – a linguistic ruse

Making the average workday sound super duper important. Perhaps it’s my inborn disposition to want to challenge the status quo, but part of me is tired of hearing about “leadership.” […]

Mars in Retrograde & Other Workplace Issues

Here’s a question: how many of us consider wildly subjective factors when making management decisions? Things like justifying an employee’s odd behavior because his kid just left for college; or […]

CSR, Sustainability and the Illusion of “Work/Life Balance”

Are we practicing what we preach? This post was written for and originally posted on the PMGblog. It takes a look the trouble with work/life balance idea through a social […]

Clarifing the Importance of Transparency at Work

Transparent Communication & Financial Health This is post is in response to Tom Szaky’s  piece in the You’re the Boss section of the New York Times. Transparency is vital for […]

Data is data

Using the data of emotion. No one wants to deal with the guy who is prone to losing his temper and pounding his fists in meetings. We often avoid the […]