November 9, 2017

Kim Scott has an interesting book on the market at the moment called Radical Candour. It deals with the age-old dilemma: do we speak our mind even if unpopular? If so, how best to do it?

We used to think that straight up intelligence, or IQ, was the biggest predictor of life and career success, but there were too many examples of where the smartest people fizzled out when it came to leadership, and where people who were really great relationship people...

When discussing that one thing a given employee should work on during talent reviews we often hear 'Executive Presence'. It is the latest corporate 'it factor' in development, and yet when we think about how to develop it, we often fall short.

April 24, 2017

What You Need to Remember 1. You are being judged in these meetings as much as the reviewees. Be prepared, be balanced and be mature. 2. Speak in examples, not just in descriptors. 3. If you have a controversial view, expect to be challenged. 4. Don't be the manage...

March 29, 2017

Is it just me or does it seem that everywhere we turn more and more people are using coaching? Granted, in my business, I’m going to see this more than most, but I find coaching applications are cropping up everywhere. Companies are starting to put groups of hundreds o...

We've discovered that feedback once per year puts the brain on high alert. The SCARF model from Neuroscience helps explain why.

February 6, 2017

People say that Vision Boards are about using the Law of Attraction to bring certain things to your life, like in The Secret. I did not enjoy it because I have a completely different philosophy towards life: I will accomplish things I set my mind to. And yet, I still s...

February 6, 2017

My leader told the organization to suck it up. And for the following months, everyone took it as license to tell others the same. It negatively impacted collegiality at my employer. What is Trump's impact on the American Culture?

January 19, 2017

In fall 2016, I decided to start my own company as an organizational development consultant. Great! I love new ventures, change, challenge.

November 6, 2016

Making trade-offs, evaluating choices critically, making strategic investments, analyzing productivity and profitability, setting objectives: my kids are learning all this with Pokemon Go!

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