Jun 11 2020

  HIGH PERFORMANCE NEEDS THE RIGHT FOCUS Passion, Capability and Organizational Need is key. IF YOUR EMPLOYEES lack the right focus, you’re losing performance, innovation and engagement. Steven Covey in his classic book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, suggest we should focus on “important but not urgent tasks”.  But I wonder: Even if we do, […]

Jun 10 2020

  HOW REDEFINING SUCCESS  WILL CHANGE WORK AND SOCIETY Why connection, love and meaning are taking on greater importance OUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS prior to Covid-19 was based on many things – planning, leadership, expense-control, employee engagement – but the main ingredient was effort.  Ask any parent, teacher or rock star entrepreneur and you’d hear “hard work” […]

May 18 2020

    HOW CREATIVITY MAKES US COMPETITIVE Welcome to the Conceptual Age ACCORDING TO THE COLUMBIA Accident Investigation Board, NASA never fixed the underlying institutional problems that led to the 1986 Challenger tragedy. As a result, many of those issues played a role in Columbia’s doomed flight in February 2003. “In both cases,” the investigation concluded, “engineers’ intuitions, […]

Apr 05 2020

The Coronavirus has created a world-wide, existential re-set.  We did not seek transformation, it found us, in the form of a tiny virus.   Like an unexpected phone call the impetus for transformation just appeared.  Joseph Campbell in his work on The Hero’s Journey identified patterns in how people and societies transform, that show up in our myths and […]

Oct 26 2017

The Triple Bottom Line Scorecard     Up until recently, the primary goal in business was profit and the most common tool to measure it was the P & L Statement.  However, changes in society are pushing business to redefine success and how to measure it.  Three converging forces have set the stage for a […]

Sep 14 2017

Many organizations will discover too late that survival mode is no longer adequate. A shift has occurred, requiring leaders to exercise more than situational awareness used to identify immediate short-term financial trends. Leaders in the New Normal 2.0 must open their eyes to emerging, even sometimes barely detectable, long-term shifts in the societal and global […]

Aug 16 2017

  Productivity has stalled because employees feel they no longer have to work as hard to keep their jobs, and not since the iPhone have we seen a breakthrough technology change the way we work. Economic gyrations and game-changing technologies happen cyclically. Our nine-year bullish economy will be replaced with another recession and new technologies […]