Monthly Archives: October 2011
Bolt the doors, lock the windows, check the closets and under the beds… What would Halloween be without a few scary tales? The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Ghastly Rip Van Winkle
Would you consider installing a video camera to catch humourous responses to unexpected questions? What about a team coffee break dedicated to sharing your most embarrassing moments? Teams that laugh together are better able to power through difficulties and get the big job done. Intrigued? Read more at Fast Company.
There’s a lot of competition for our attention. Email, phone calls, colleagues, meetings, LinkedIn, direct mail… Here are 3 steps to help you cut through all the static and reach your intended audience. 1. Think like a customer. Most marketing messages are all about the seller. If you’re not providing a solution or creating a need, […]
Taking steps to create alignment and build pride in what you do will pay off immediately and into the future.
Harvard Business Review is known for publishing the latest thinking in corporate and management strategy. Here is one idea that is basic and simple yet carries the promise of impact. See Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s idea here.
Why do staffing agencies place job ads for positions that don’t exist? People who disagree with this practice may say it’s unethical and misleading. Those who engage in the practice will tell you it’s a necessary part of business, not designed to deceive but to prepare for imminent job orders. Like most issues, gaining perspective can change […]
Managers work to get their employees to do what they did yesterday, but a little faster and a little cheaper. Leaders, on the other hand, know where they’d like to go, but understand that they can’t get there without their tribe, without giving those they lead the tools to make something happen. There’s a little more […]
The Goodenuff Monster is a faulty thought process that justifies second-rate performance. Often, he presents himself when we’re trying do things ourselves that would benefit from teamwork.