Virtual companies can often run like well-oiled machines, with high productivity and work-life balance for employees, well, in balance. I founded the 1 Million for Work Flexibility movement because I know just how valuable work flexibility is for both employees and for companies. … Read More»
Team building usually refers to the process of conducting exercises to get people to work well together. While this is an important consideration, I’d say you’re a bit late by this point. The best way to build a team is through a deliberate and thoughtful recruiting process…. Read More»
Leading a small business, nonprofit, sports team, or busy corporation through a turnaround is part of the job for owners, executive directors, and CEOs today. Troubled business models are either failing stubbornly or being bought out by fresh-faced entrepreneurs armed with modern metrics and a better operational strategy.
Workplace pitfalls and land mines abound if your core strategy is not communicated honestly and completely from the outset to the entire team. Malalignment of job execution, product ROI and service ROE are the genesis of most fiscal failures…. Read More»
FutureMaker (noun) \ˈfyü-chər ˈmā-kər\ : a person responsible for making the future happen and inspiring others to do the same. Creating major culture change at an established company in a traditional industry can be a tall order. Mike Kirley knows that. He’s chief operating officer at McGladrey, and he is helping lead the company and […] Read more… Read More»
Even with the technology to support two-way communication and discussions on the relationship economy we still observe many companies and entrepreneurs who are using the outdated mode of one-way communication called broadcasting. For example, how many have seen on social media channels a robotic, automated approach to sharing information?… Read More»
It’s important to make each moment in a company meeting worthwhile. The obvious challenge is that there’s undoubtedly a lot of pressure that goes into transforming stiff and lengthy online meetings into intriguing masterpieces that gives every participant the sense that they’re time and energy was well spent…. Read More»
“Make meaning at work, not just money.” – Chuck Blakeman The Industrial Age is so dead its ghost is gathering dust. But what’s next? To answer that question, I’d like to take you to TEDxMileHigh – to a talk that’s already happened and is now available to view below. It’s my new #1 favorite TED […] Read more… Read More»
I am at the age when people I grew up idolizing, emulating, and imitating are dying. It is one of very few things about this time in my life that really sucks.
Losing idols hits on so many levels that it’s hard to take all at once. There’s the part about losing someone who shaped who we were at a point in our lives – which shapes who we are now. Losing our role model for a particular time in our lives chips away at our own youth and immortality. … Read More»
Followers are essential to any organization. Without followers there are no leaders and without proactively engaged followers there is little room for company growth. Proactive followers are not ‘yes people’. They support their leaders by questioning their assumptions and offering competing views on how to overcome important challenges. In the current climate, a lack of proactive followership may lead to company-wide failure. There is however, a fine line between constructive and destructive behavior…. Read More»
Legacy thinking are thoughts from the past, what the thinking was that used to work. Everywhere in the world today there is massive collapse of legacy thinking. A leader can put her entire organization at risk if she leads with legacy thinking as it used to work. Think how a rower moves forward; backing into where they are going. Is that how you lead? … Read More»