July 12, 2012

Breaking the Rules – Reprising The Slow Death of Authoritarian Leadership

While the blog is technically still on vacation, I couldn’t resist sharing a few thoughts triggered by some of today’s outrageous  headlines with you. This isn’t light reading, I know. But while some of you are at the beach or sipping a cool drink reading a summer novel (I hope) the drive for control and power doesn’t stop. Reading about the […]
June 21, 2012

WORKING SCARED

“There is no data showing that anxious, fearful employees are more creative and productive, but there is data proving that employees in a threatening environment are less engaged, less loyal and for the most part miserable.”         Mary Prefontane This post is inspired by Bill Maher. Yes, that’s right, Bill Maher, the irreverent, super-sharp, potty mouthed host of […]
May 31, 2012

How Many Hours Do We Need to Work to Be “Productive?”

“Work is no longer a place; it’s a state of mind. It’s become less about when I turn off the office lights and more about when I turn off (at least mentally) the inbox.” Christa Carone, Chief Marketing Officer, Xerox Is the private life dead? When you hired me, did  you buy my evenings, weekends and holidays? Now that you can […]
April 26, 2012

Conscious Leadership

“Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with their own heart.”  Albert Einstein My Google search for leadership turned up 499,000,000 results. It’s a well-covered topic with every nook and cranny explored. What more is there to say? There is general agreement that leadership models are changing dramatically. To be sure we’re still in […]
March 15, 2012

How Emotion Shapes Decision Making

There is little disagreement that effective decision-making is one of the most important tasks we must master to achieve success in every part of life. If we were to take a survey in the average workplace to poll what people believed was most needed for effective decision-making, which of these do you think would top the list? Factual information? Risk […]
March 7, 2012

Women are Leading But Where’s the Power?

It’s March 8th and I’m celebrating International Women’s Day. While I recognize March as Women’s Month every year, I find myself particularly interested in the cause of women’s progress this year. Perhaps it’s because I feel passionate about the attack on women’s rights that has rallied the cause for women this year in the U.S. Many states are targeting repressive, […]
March 1, 2012

What Does Your Work Mean to You?

I’m celebrating the 100th post I’ve published with this look at the meaning of work.  It’s a challenging task because what we call work has changed dramatically in the last generation. Just as when the factory was born, the technological revolution and globalization of the last thirty years is transforming work and its meaning. Work is still essentially defined as […]
February 1, 2012

The "Management Model" You Can’t Manage Without – Part 2

“Brain science’s transformation of management isn’t just about another new technique or model. It’s about shifting our paradigm to incorporate the hard data of science and fundamentally changing the way we think about business.”                                   Charles S. Jacobs, Management Rewired Neuroscience will revolutionize the way we do business. It will do that because it will eventually transform the way we view […]
January 19, 2012

The Mirror in Us: Mirror Neurons & Workplace Relationships

“We use the same cells to build a sense of self, since these cells originate early in life when other people’s behavior is the reflection of our own behavior. In other people, we see ourselves with mirror neurons.” Marco Iacoboni, author, Mirroring People, The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others Emotions and actions are powerfully contagious. When […]