4 Ways to Reenergize

Feeling a little sluggish? You’re not alone. Amidst various claims that the productivity of remote workers is down, I think we can blame the mood of the nation over our collective work ethic. Lockdown sucks. As you know, I keep my eyes out for great content to share with you. And while I typically write […]

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Without a Change Architect you are throwing away cash

Every year we have a never-ending stream of software updates, system replacements, policy updates, process improvements, new products or services, regulatory changes…and more. 2021 will increase the pace, guaranteed. Every day our inboxes are force-fed a deluge of announcements, updates, and FYIs about what’s happening. The quality of most of that messaging is pretty bad. Do […]

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Remembering The Power of Hope

Over a year ago I had an insight into what motivates people during change. WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) is the classic view: We move towards goals that offer something in our self-interest. This is dissatisfying because it is inherently selfish. I set out to find contradictions to the pursuit of self-interest and found […]

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We Change Together or Not At All

Messages about change must be designed to draw people together, whether it’s to launch a new marketing strategy or build a mountain of jack-o’-lanterns. If we are not working together, we are not working at our best. Diversity work is all about navigating change. Setting race aside, the objective is to get everyone moving in […]

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We are all racist and sexist. It’s more subtle than you think.

Read this excerpt from a recent McKinsey report: “Research shows that company profits and share performance can be close to 50 percent higher when women are well represented at the top. Beyond that, senior-level women have a vast and meaningful impact on a company’s culture. They are more likely than senior-level men to embrace employee-friendly […]

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We Want Your Productivity, Not Your Opinion. How To Promote Fear And Kill Innovation.

Welcome to Skipco! Here’s your desk, laptop, and work assignments. My door is open and I’m happy to help you succeed. However, if you could please keep all discourse to work-related topics, we would appreciate it. We have a strict ‘no personal opinions’ policy here. We have found controversy to be unproductive. Feeling ‘on board’ […]

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I killed a plant today – Unintentional I swear!

After ten years of plants growing unchecked, beauty had morphed into chaos. Cute little gumdrop bushes had either died or grown into shaggy bullies to neighboring flowers. The elderberry had become a menace to anyone approaching our front door (Sorry, couriers!!). A small tree had made contact with our front window to provide creepy screeching […]

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