Helping Employees Engage Themselves

How to encourage employees to engage themselves in what they do! There is a problem with employee engagement. And I am not talking about the reports decrying the low levels of employee engagement in business globally.  The problem is deeper and more profound. It is that the whole premise of employee engagement is based on… Read More

Three Trust-Building Behaviours

There are three ways to build trust both for yourself and with your team: Create transparency this is telling the truth in a way that people can verify and validate for themselves. Keep your commitments failing to complete commitments will deplete the levels of trust others have in you. This occurs when you overpromise and… Read More

Five Strategies for Growing Successfully

Not all growth is good growth, five tips to help you ensure that growth is good Do you want to grow your business?  If so, do you know how you are going to grow the business?  And are you aware of the difference between good growth and bad growth? People often want to grow for… Read More

Four Questions to Debrief and Learn

Four key questions by which to learn from your experiences! We often get so involved in doing the work, that we rarely make the time to review how we are doing in a structured and creative manner that allows us to extend our curiosity into what has happened, and to learn why. In short, we… Read More

Empowering Your Employees to Empower Themselves

How to create an environment that empowers people. As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling yourself that they aren’t ready yet?In my travels from organization to organization, I talk with thousands of people every… Read More

Peter Drucker on Marketing

Long ago Peter Drucker, the father of business consulting, made a very profound observation that has been lost in the sands of time: “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the… Read More

Physics & Productivity

How to use Newton’s three laws of motion to become more productive In our physic classes as children, we all learned Sir Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Universal in their application they can also be used as an interesting analogy for increasing your productivity, simplifying your work, and improving your life. Newton’s First Law… Read More