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Making Employee Motivation MatterIn a recent online Forbes article, a start up CEO shares how he gets things done.  He explains the mechanics of creating his master to-do list each week and how he transforms his many big projects into smaller to-dos on his daily action plan.

He says that the process he uses keeps the projects moving forward “against a backdrop of the normal daily c...

Innovative employeeSteve Jobs famously said, “Here’s to the crazy ones . . . while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Michael Lurie, VP of Enterprise Solutions at The Ken Blanchard Companies, likes this quote because it speaks to the essence of what...

Chick Meets Rubber DuckWho are you as an organization?  What are you known for?  What will people remember about you?  It always brings me back to what I was taught when I was young—the importance of making a good first impression.  That old adage rang true for me today as I was on a phone call with an association booking me to speak at a conference they are having in Ju...

To Hew Gordian KnotIn 333 B.C., Alexander the Great’s army was marching through Asia. In one city a chariot was lashed down with an extremely intricate tether now known as a Gordian knot. It was said that only one person would ever untie the knot and that person would be the future conqueror of the continent.

Alexander studied the knot, drew his sword, and slashed...

performance-anxietyYears of corporate restructuring, shuffling people between positions, adding, deleting, and modifying roles, departments, and jobs has taken its toll on people. The mantra of “doing more with less” has become the norm as business continues a slow recovery from the economic recession of the last several years. Employees who once feared...