For many of us, this may seem like a strange question. Do we have any friends at work? The reason the question may sound a bit ironic is that the two words; “friends” and “work” don’t always intermingle. The notion of work has traditionally encouraged people to show only their “professional” selves. In most work […]Read more "Do You Have Any Friends At Work?"
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."
Sarah is at the top of her game. She’s been climbing the ladder at one of the top legal firms in the country. If all goes according to plan, she will likely make partner in the next 5 years. She worked hard to get to where she is today. Working part-time jobs to put herself […]Read more "Still Think Robots Can’t Take Your High-Paying Job?"
Last week I came across a captivating headline in Forbes that touted “How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year”. The first thought that ran through my mind, is Wow! The gig economy has really got some legs and is opening up the door to well-paying opportunities. Although the story was very inspiring, Gavin Escolar, […]Read more "This Uber Driver Makes $252K But Are We Headed Back to the 19th Century?"
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.Read more "The Rise to Incompetence"
Wouldn’t it be nice if your organization had something similar to a ‘disk full’ indicator like the one we have on our computers? It can indicate that when new priorities, objectives and projects are created, we need constantly to clear out some of the old to make room for the new. Unfortunately, that’s not the […]Read more "Despite Being Overworked, There’s a Reason Why We Take on More"
The annual report is a state-of-the-company document used by most public companies to disclose corporate information to their shareholders. Many publically traded companies invest a lot of thought and effort into this publication, which essentially summarizes key financial data, results of operations, market segment information, new product plans, key activities, and research and development activities. […]Read more "There’s One Important Metric Missing in The Annual Report"
As the economic climate changes and competition grows, today’s organizations are being consistently challenged to focus on meeting short-term objectives, such as quarterly numbers, while fundamentally transforming the way they do business. While most of us work on the day-to-day operational details and focus on hitting the metrics, we often assume that there must be […]Read more "Everyone Needs to be a Futurist"