Go Ahead and “Enable” Your Clients Given All We Have Been Through!

Given the challenges our clients are facing, we should “enable” them to improve #organizational performance.  Yes, I used the word “enable!” I fully recognize that this term is often times seen as a negative.  As in, I “enabled” my dysfunctional cousins to drink themselves silly.”  Not so cool. The type of “enabling” I am talkingContinue reading “Go Ahead and “Enable” Your Clients Given All We Have Been Through!”

Return-to-Work, Virtual or Hybrid: A Millennial Wonders If It Matters!

A consulting colleague stared at me with disbelief that I had spent time during the #pandemic writing a book The New Workforce: Productivity Through Virtual and Hybrid Teams https://amzn.to/3zvtzyv on navigating these new environments.  She explained that she has always operated in #in-person and #online environments, seamlessly switching between the two. I am an “elder”Continue reading “Return-to-Work, Virtual or Hybrid: A Millennial Wonders If It Matters!”

Great New Book To Help Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective and Efficient

We are all looking for ways to make our #virtualmeetings more productive.  The most helpful resource I have found is the book Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work. Here is the back story. As a result of publishing my book Organization Design Made Easy: Structure, Process and People, I met Dr. Joseph Allen who just publishedContinue reading “Great New Book To Help Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective and Efficient”

My New Book: Organization Design Made Easy: Structure, Process and People

If you’re looking for a page turner on organization design, this is it!  I’ve worked on this book for several years drawing on ideas from my consulting work, as well as my amazing peers.  It’s perfect for new and seasoned managers to C-level leaders.  Please write a review of the book and post the linkContinue reading “My New Book: Organization Design Made Easy: Structure, Process and People”

A Response To Our Clients’ Pain: Listen

Our business clients are trying to stay focused on organizational improvement.  However, it is evident that there are bigger forces at work here.  We are all worried about our health and well- being in the face of this world-wide pandemic. As Organizational Development professionals our role is to offer up solutions.  We toss in an approach or a few probingContinue reading “A Response To Our Clients’ Pain: Listen”

The Pandemic: What Are You Learning About Yourself?

This past week I heard a pop psychologist on a talk show say that this pandemic is not happening “to” you, it is happening “for” you. As a result, a useful question is: “What am I learning about myself from this experience?” I am usually a cynic when it comes to Dr. Phil media typesContinue reading “The Pandemic: What Are You Learning About Yourself?”

All The Consulting World’s A Stage

“Great consultants are as much actors as they are fonts of knowledge.” The founder of the consulting firm I had just joined delivered these words to me after my first week on the job. I was initially taken aback. A number of questions rushed to my head. Wasn’t I just hired because of my skillsContinue reading “All The Consulting World’s A Stage”

#Reinvent Yourself At Work Like the #TryGuys

The @TryGuys are four #millenials who have created a media frenzy out of simply trying new things. These millennials are creators of a comedy documentary series that shows them getting outside of their comfort zone. They try just about anything, from watching baby twins for a day to dog sledding in Alaska.  In the process,Continue reading “#Reinvent Yourself At Work Like the #TryGuys”

A New Year’s Resolution for #Leaders and #Teams: Who Are We?

A #NewYear’s resolution: Connecting in a deeper manner with your work team. We spend a great deal of time together being #productive. Let’s answer the question: “Who are we?” At my father’s retirement ceremony as a college president, the local reigning politician concluded his remarks with a heartfelt statement. He indicated that if he wereContinue reading “A New Year’s Resolution for #Leaders and #Teams: Who Are We?”

A Creative Method For Developing Innovative Solutions: Magic Tool Box

It can be helpful to use analogies to inspire new ideas.  I have leveraged a brainstorming tool for years called the Magic Tool Box.  In this exercise one uses a box full of tools as a metaphor for solving the problem at hand.  The objective is to spur new thinking. I leveraged this brainstorming exerciseContinue reading “A Creative Method For Developing Innovative Solutions: Magic Tool Box”

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