Leadership

How to Say More than Thank You

How to Say More than Thank You

True story: At the end of a project I had spent more than year working…
Your Change is Off the Rails and You Don't Know It

Your Change is Off the Rails and You...

The meeting kicks off with a banner shouting the word congratulations in all caps. “We did…
Take The Idiosyncratic Road

Take The Idiosyncratic Road

Last week I recorded my first rap to acknowledge the completion of a major milestone…
When “work smarter” is a dumb idea

When “work smarter” is a dumb idea

Have you been here? … The boss: “Hey everyone, we’re excited to announce Project Phoenix! It…
Why you need to buy someone a coconut today

Why you need to buy someone a coconut...

Dreary. Boring. Incomprehensible. Inconvenient. Soul-sucking. Exasperating. These are just a few of the words that are…
Are You Setting Your Change Up for Failure?

Are You Setting Your Change Up for Failure?

Last week I posed a challenge to my colleagues on a change management discussion board:…
Don’t Blame the Culture, Blame Your Leadership

Don’t Blame the Culture, Blame Your Leadership

I work with many organizations that struggle with bad behavior and toxic elements in their…
Welcome to the Best Team of Your Life!!

Welcome to the Best Team of Your Life!!

What would happen if, when your spouse arrived home from work (or emerged from the…
Who the Heck is Accountable for Change??

Who the Heck is Accountable for Change??

“So, we’re going to be switching the Classix system over to Nuvo!” “What? Why?” “Classix…
Is Your Organization Getting Dumber?

Is Your Organization Getting Dumber?

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” During a change…