Of Zombies and Group Decision Making

I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review, Making Dumb Groups Smarter and immediately thought of zombies. More on that connection later. Group dynamics is a cornerstone of Organizational Development consulting and a core area for my practice.  Work groups and teams (not the same thing) are a necessity in our organizations. We perform... Continue Reading →

A Story Worth Telling

This past week I read an article from the upcoming May issue of the Harvard Business Review titled, "From Purpose to Impact".  As I read, I paused and re-read passages finding deeper understanding and insight. This makes sense.  To articulate and live my true purpose and to help others do the same is at the heart... Continue Reading →

Read, Learn and Act

Time to read.  Read and learn.  Read, learn and act. Time to find a new leadership book to read.  I have read and still refer to a number of classic leadership books.  Now though I am looking for something on the cutting edge that speaks to our present days and unclear tomorrows. My search brought... Continue Reading →

Workplace Migration, Caves to Commons

Recently I watched a video detailing an interesting annual ritual conducted at Conover Tuttle Pace, a Boston ad agency.  Each summer everyone in the firm packs up and moves to a new workspace for three months. Each of the 55 employees blindly draws a number and hopes to draw a low number so they can... Continue Reading →

Lift Your Horizon

Focus.  Find meaning.  Step forward. It is tough these days finding focus, meaning and moving forward at work. Things are winding down and yet we have a job to do ... for those left behind. I write a blog titled, WeMoveTogether.  Truth be told ... No We anymore.  We Move not at all.  We struggle... Continue Reading →

Driven By Skepticism

What makes you think you can teach us how to lead? That is the question a student asks his college professor on the first day of the leadership course.    A fair and brave question to ask of the experienced teacher standing in front of the lecture hall.  If you were the professor, how would you... Continue Reading →

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