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

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

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

Managing the Monkey!

How to free time, reduce your to-do list, and move back to managing from being managed!!! Many managers often find themselves with long to-do lists which get longer, with more seeming to have been added then taken off at the end of each day.  The fault for this most often lies with the manager himself… Read More

How Do People Respond?

Understand how people can react – whether they take control of themselves, or abdicate responsibility… There is a simple, but useful tool that helps you to understand how people respond to situations, and to anticipate their likely behavior. It can also help you identify those who are likely to be winners and losers. This tool… Read More

Managing Delegated Work

The skill in delegating work comes after you have delegated it Now you have delegated work you need to make sure it gets done. Just because you have delegated the work does not mean it will automatically get done how or when you want to. Follow these five steps to help you manage your delegated… Read More

Stressed? It’s a Matter of Perspective and Choice!

A simple lesson for managing your stress.  I’d like to share a short story I came across a long time ago. While it is short, the story is full of insights, learning, and wisdom. “A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone… Read More

Decisions for Speed to Market

How to make decisions at speed  Speed to market is increasingly important when you need to respond to business, competitive or market changes.  Making a poor decision, implementing a decision poorly or taking too long can cost you money and time, and create stress and frustration. Here are five steps for deciding at speed: Make… Read More