How Organizational Capital Boosts Financial Performance
Companies have significantly better financial performance when they create a culture of consultative and challenging leadership, skill development, and collaboration. These factors also support bottom-up innovation, and positive and inclusive work environments, that McKinsey referred to as building “Organizational Capital.” Sustained Excellence McKinsey’s Global Institute looked at the impact of investing in human capital and skill […]
The Case for NOT Being So Busy
Some people are busy but not productive. That’s because they’re not the same thing. For that matter, the most productive among us are not always the most effective, which is a higher level of performance than productivity. Here’s the case for not being so busy. The most recent Harvard Business Review magazine’s cover story is The […]
4 Must-Do Items on Every Leader’s January Checklist
We’re starting another year. Like any other, it will be filled with opportunities and challenges, achievements and disappointments, zigs and zags. During these first couple weeks of the year, position yourself and your team for success in the months to come. Here are 4 actions that will help you start the year personally centered, organizationally aligned, and ready […]
Does Your Business Discourage Dissent?
Diversity of experience and ideas, like other types of diversity, are critical to the success of your business. Even with a deep connection to your mission and strong leadership, an insular approach to strategy and decision-making can leave you vulnerable. It can hinder your ability to see early warning signals in the market or changes […]
Who’s Going Back to the Office? Who *Should* Be Going Back?
It’s usually not a simple choice – for companies or for individuals. Companies are making very different decisions. If you’re unsure who should go back to the office, how many days per week, and to do what type of work… here’s a bit of help. Companies are making very different decisions. Many people are thinking […]
5 Minutes. 5 Days. (Re)gaining Joy at Work
Joy and happiness are two different things. Both impact things like creativity, individual productivity, and the company’s bottom line (yes, it’s true). But joy is more sustainable. Here’s a 5-minute per day, one-week plan for kickstarting your path to getting more joy out of work. Are you missing joy at work? Or maybe, you’ve never even put the two […]
Worried About Accountability During the “Great Resignation?”
Record numbers of people are leaving their jobs and it’s putting a strain on businesses and their leaders. When you’re concerned about holding onto your best talent (who are usually the first to leave because they have the best options), it may seem like the wrong time to really hold people accountable. To be honest, we have […]
Why Going Back to The Office Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea After All
Let’s face it – the world of work is unlikely to ever be the same again. Most companies that have been remote over the last two years are unlikely to ever require 100% office attendance of all their employees. And that’s a good thing. No two employees are exactly alike. They have differing capabilities for working […]