When NOT to Solve a Problem
Many leaders and consultants pride themselves on being problem solvers. In fact, many job profiles name problem solving as a required skill. But is there a scenario in your organization when you should not try to solve a problem? The answer to that is “Yes!” Problems vs. Tensions Now that I have your attention, let […]
CEO, Cathy Light, gets hacked at a famous coffeehouse in New York
While on a recent business trip in New York, I took a break to visit my daughter, who lives in Manhattan. I hadn’t seen her in several months and was excited to hear about her work at PWC and other mother/daughter catch-up talk. To begin our day, we met at a trendy (highly rated by […]
Creativity at the Workplace – It Is Possible
Creativity at the Workplace – It Is PossibleBen Losman, Jun 17th, 2013Innovation is an elusive ideal, prized as the secret ingredient in economic growth, social progress, and technological acceleration. Unlocking American innovation is the first step to “winning the future,” according to President Obama. The stakes are high.The cross-sector scramble to out-innovate our rivals has […]
6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation
6 Ways To Create A Culture Of InnovationBy Soren Kaplan, Fast CompanyEvery organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. Superior results emerge when strategies, business models, structure, processes, technologies, tools, and reward systems fire on all cylinders in symphonic unison.Savvy leaders shape the culture of […]
How to Innovate in Business
How to Innovate in BusinessBy F. John Reh, About.com GuideWe all know how essential innovation is to business success. If Apple Corp. had not innovated, we would not have iPhones. If Microsoft had stopped innovating when they released DOS, we never would have seen Windows operating systems. If manufacturers had stopped innovating, we would all […]
How Assessments Drive Decisions
Do people make better choices with more information? Absolutely. “Gut” feelings are important, but making decisions without actual data to support them can lead to costly mistakes. Assessment tools provide the objective information you need to make key hiring decisions. Taking the time to gather, evaluate, and compare and contrast assessment data can dramatically increase […]
Is it Time for a Culture Check-Up?
A company’s culture is the unique personality behind a business. It’s “the way we do things around here.” A healthy culture provides meaning, direction, purpose, and clarity. These unifying forces stimulate the collective wisdom and energy of everyone in an organization and are the key to building a successful and fulfilling enterprise. Business leaders today […]
The DISC® Profile: It’s All About YOU!
In today’s fast-paced business world, it’s hard to keep up with all the latest trends, newest tools, and most current buzzwords. But newer isn’t always better. And in the world of assessment tools, it’s hard to match the lasting legacy and usefulness of the long-respected “DISC®” personality profile. The foundation for the DISC® assessment tool […]
How to build a Rockstar Sales team?
What makes a great sales person? You might not know it yet, but the answer is actually right in front of you. Start by taking a close look at your current sales team. You probably know without even thinking about it who your “star” performers are. But what is it exactly that makes them so […]
Which Door Will It Be?
On “Let’s Make a Deal,” contestants have to choose between Door #1, Door #2, and Door #3. If they choose wisely, they could drive home in a new sports car, or pick up a big pile of cash. But an unlucky guess sends them home empty-handed. In today’s workplace, there are also three “doors.” Each […]