This Is The New Battleground In Business

There’s a new battleground in business.   It isn’t about money, resources, or scale.  It’s not even about brand. In the past decade, Apple has been very successful at disrupting traditional industries by introducing products that offer incredible experiences to consumers and businesses. Apple fearlessly took on incumbents such as Sony, Nokia and Blackberry, who were […]

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CEOs and Employees Want Change. So Why Isn’t It Happening?

One of the things I consistently notice when speaking to employees about culture change is the finger-pointing back at senior management.  I hear  “They need to change” or “Management needs to change their behaviors first!”.    Non-coincidentally, this exact same sentiment is shared when speaking with management.  They’re saying: “Our employees don’t want to change.  We […]

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How I Saved 10 Hours a Month

The other day, my 5-year-old daughter asked me what my plan was for the day.   I told her, I’m going to work.   “What are you going to do there, Daddy?” she said in her ever-so-inquisitive way.   “Well, I’ve got a bunch of meetings” I answered.   Next came the question that stumped me: “Why do you […]

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To Improve Employee Engagement, Let’s Fix this One Thing

An organization’s greatest asset is it’s people. We’ve heard that line before. When it comes to assets, over the years organizations have refined the craft of optimizing for efficiency and effectiveness.   We’ve learned to optimize production lines, supply chains, finance, and other functions so that every bit of productivity and scale can be squeezed out.  […]

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The Rise to Incompetence

Many newly promoted individuals often find themselves over-extended with their performance suffering as a result. When promoted for a position based on your performance in your current role rather your on abilities relevant to the intended role, is where eventually you can reach a job where you are unable to perform well, at which point you will no longer be promoted and will remain in that position indefinitely.

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