In her recent TED Talk, Margaret Heffernan, an entrepreneur, former CEO of five companies and author, discussed an experiment on productivity by evolutionary biologist William Muir at Purdue University. Muir was interested in productivity and leverages experiments with chickens for one simple reason — their productivity is easy to measure because you can just count […]Read more "There’s a Dark Side to Heroic Leadership, and It’s Haunting Most Organizations"
“Did you hear?” says Anna. “Hear what?” I replied. “The rumor is that John is on the way out. I hear his numbers were not that great”. This type of water-cooler conversation happens every few seconds in most organizations. Rumors spread like wildfire, consuming hours of productivity and stirring up many emotions. With research suggesting […]Read more "Your customers want it. Your employees want it. This is why you need it."
In 1964, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a visit to the World’s Fair of 2014: “The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.” According to Carl Benedict Frey and Michael A. Osborne, […]Read more "Meet Your New Boss: How Machines Will Replace Middle Management"
With U.S unemployment still near 7%, jobs and the economy are top of mind for many of us. Despite all the effort and money pumped into creating jobs, the results have been mediocre at best. But what if the issues lies in us looking at jobs through too much of a traditional lens? What […]Read more "Rethinking Jobs and Taking a Bite out of Unemployment"