Last Saturday’s (11/30/13) episode of A Prairie Home Companion featured a skit where Guy Noir was hired by Bob Raymond, vice president of compliance and alignment at Ka-Ching Ching Superstores, to discover why his employees are so disgruntled.  ...

Are You Sure People Get What You’re Saying?

Last Saturday’s (11/30/13) episode of A Prairie Home Companion featured a skit where Guy Noir was hired by Bob Raymond, vice president of compliance and alignment at Ka-Ching Ching Superstores, to discover why his employees are so disgruntled. ...

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What Does God Want Me to Do?

I’ve been neglecting blog posts the past few weeks due to lots of exciting client projects, but this passage from Decisive, the new book by Chip and Dan Heath, caught my attention.  One of the points they make in the book is that we tend to...

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What Do You Need to Let Go to Reach Your Destination?

I’ve never forgotten a story Meg Wheatley told in a workshop many years ago.  It came back to me recently with force because I’m facing some tough climbs I hadn’t envisioned.  If you feel stuck or frustrated, it may speak to you as well. As...

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Six Alternatives to the Dreaded Elevator Pitch

I’ve always hated the idea of an elevator pitch.  There is something so off-putting about the image of accosting someone who is just trying to get from one place to another and in 30 seconds telling him or her why you or your idea is so...

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Organizations Can’t Afford Immunity to Change

These are trying times for organizations.  Short product life cycles, leaps in technology, competitive challenges, new business models and more stretch the capacity of leaders and employees alike.  It used to be fine if one could be a good...

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