Talking Shoulder to Shoulder

"Can we go outside?" I hear this more often from my staff. As the weekly 1 on 1 time comes up, I usually check if my scheduled meeting room is vacant and ready. Too often a previous meeting is running overtime or someone is squatting in the room I scheduled hoping that their possession of... Continue Reading →

Leadership Alliteration

Play, Purpose, and Potential. A permanently placed post-it on my desk. Alliteration, both accessible and actionable. A little poetic fun as I write about my recent reading concerning employee motivation and the impact of workplace culture on performance. Authors and Consultants, Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor wrote a terrific book on the subject titled, Primed... Continue Reading →

Labor Day 20/20

A three-day weekend and the mindset that Summer is now over. Bring on the Fall season of sweaters, football, and walking the dog in a dark neighborhood each evening after dinner. Labor Day is anticipated as a day of transition and little else. As a holiday, we celebrate the American worker with a Monday off... Continue Reading →

Tone Deaf at Wells Fargo

Warren Buffet speaks and yes, we listen. Wells Fargo employees by the thousands set up fake bank accounts for customers to reach aggressive sale goals. As CEO, John Stumpf liked to say, "Eight is great!" as in eight Wells Fargo products per customer as the goal. By the way, that is former CEO, John Stumpf, but... Continue Reading →

Work Life Blend

"Work Life Balance" - I never liked this term. Balance implies that we equal out time and energy for both work and our so-called personal life outside of work. We first accept both as separate then focus on adding and subtracting to create a balance. Yea, good luck with that. The math never adds up.... Continue Reading →

Digging Deeper into Corporate Culture

No regrets on my Bachelors Degree in Anthropology leading not to far away lands, but to the jungles of Corporate America. Anthropology taught me the importance of a holistic view of my work and larger enterprise. The precepts of ethnography and observation combined with recognizing the importance of Culture has been critical to my approach to business leadership.... Continue Reading →

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