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Unify Employees with a Common Goal

In 2013, the City of Keene, New Hampshire broke the record for most lit jack-o’-lanterns with 30,581 on display. It takes a lot of work and coordination to create a wall of fiery pumpkins. Can you imagine how the city felt at the achievement of a world record? I guarantee people talk about where they
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Oct 27, 2020

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
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Oct 26, 2020

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’
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Oct 13, 2020

Your training is broken. Employees have the fix.

“Jeff, how do you find such beautiful pictures for your newsletter?” Setting up a quick Zoom session from Canada to New Zealand, within ten minutes my friend Diana was on her way to brighter images at zero cost (thank you unsplash!). We’ve all done it. Need help? Phone a friend. Or text, IM, email. Virtual
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Oct 07, 2020

If You Want to Build Resilience Stop Saying These Words

Hardly a speech goes by these days without using the word unprecedented. And I’m weary of the humorless phrase “May we live in interesting times.” And then there’s “In the time of Covid…” as if we existed in a fairy tale. These terms are understandable as we try to make sense of the chaos that
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Oct 06, 2020