Engagement Wins

Let's talk about engagement. No, not the connection of employee to work that so many speak of, let's take it down a level, or up, depending on how you look at that. Let's talk people to people. I just left my favorite grocery store - Central Market on N. Lamar in Austin - where engagement … Continue reading Engagement Wins

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Best Blogs 3 April 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our theme emerges organically and this week our … Continue reading Best Blogs 3 April 2015

Best Blogs 20 Mars 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our theme emerges organically and this week our … Continue reading Best Blogs 20 Mars 2015

Best Blogs 16 Jan 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week our theme emerges organically as the new emerges we … Continue reading Best Blogs 16 Jan 2015

One Step

Slow down.The best employee relations advice I ever received was from Max Schellman early in my career. I don't know where good old Max is anymore, but I still take his counsel to heart and share it today with you: better to be one step too slow than one step too fast.In the US employee … Continue reading One Step

Good Intent

Where are you coming from? A key person in my life often reminds me to assume good intent, that is, to assume that the other party in a conversation was coming from a point of authenticity if not always helpfulness. It's an interesting idea, to assume others are starting with that in mind. In business … Continue reading Good Intent

High Performance

You go girl. Having spent 20 years with the most ubiquitous high tech and consumer products companies in the world, I've learned a thing or two about high performance. I've had the pleasure of working alongside some of the smartest and most creative people around and let me tell you, it's hard to beat smarts. … Continue reading High Performance

Change Happens

There is no such thing as change management.Frequently, in my field, we talk about change management. In fact, many of my peers are expert in this process and frankly I've turned to them for help in particularly odious cases.Yet the manner in which we talk about change oft implies we have some sort of choice … Continue reading Change Happens

Little Things

You can make a difference.The internet is full of self-help stories, posts and countless lists about ways to succeed. Eg., the five things you must do now, 21 ways to get ahead, one step to a better career, etc. No shortage of direction.And while there's lots to consume - with much of it quite helpful … Continue reading Little Things

People & Politics

People aren't always rational.As an undergrad I studied economics. When I did my MBA I reveled in finance, stats and operations. I enjoy the Lego-like fit of numbers and the smooth arc of a curve as mathematical solutions are plotted. How numbers make sense.But people aren't numbers.PeopleAs outlined in Maslow's Hierarchy - a solid tool … Continue reading People & Politics