Eight Keys to Picking the Perfect Presenter

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise Humor is Irreplaceable and the more serious the subject the more important the introspection.   The purpose is not to elicit laughter  but to undermine fear and disengage egos.   Laughter gets us out of our heads an into our hearts and that is where our real power lies.  “We are not thinking beings that have feelings.  We are feeling beings that have thoughts.”  This is absolutely undeniably true yet when in our workplace do we allow, encourag...

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Becoming more Power-Full by Choosing to be Power-Less

old conversations cement old habits

What better model for changes in your power structure than the engagement survey of one of the nation’s largest power producers. Though the BPA chose not to share the results of their survey research shared in an article by the Oregonian rated the BPA “worse than 78 percent of the organizations” who had conducted the Gallup 12 question Employee Engagement Survey in 2014. You may be doing all you can to “Go Green” in your environmental efforts but how about your in-vironmental initiatives...

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The Serious Side of Self Management

Want the must hire millennials make innovation a priority

Upon completing the herculean task of converting to VOIP phones in our office my wife selected Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t worry be happy” as the hold music.  I like the catchy tune but think there are too many managers taking the message literally.  A more proactive message might be “Don’t dally be different”.  Though engagement levels increased in 2014 still less than 1/3rd of employees are engaged in their jobsMore significantly the gap between retirement-approaching-traditi...

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Leading without Positional Power

The Starfish and the Spider+Employees First

Leaderless organizations are everywhere.  If you don’t find ways to include everyone on your team, you may soon be the one sitting on the bench.

After reading a bio of one of my business heroes, Vineet Nayar I decided to read his favorite book The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom.   Vineet was the CEO of HCL Technologies at the time and has been recognized as one of the top business thinkers in the world today...

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The Power to We: Inverting Accountability

Inverted pyramid comparison

This is a MUST READ for anyone serious about giving  your front line team FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY.

Recognized as the 2008 the “Number One Best Employer in India” by Hewitt Associates and Business Week.  HCLT is propelled by a leadership style described by Fortune Magazine as “The World’s Most Modern Management” CEO Vineet Nayar has been singled out by the London Business School as “the leader of organizational Innovation”...

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