With this fall’s release of Peter Jackson’s documentary series, Get Back, and Paul McCartney’s book, The Lyrics, I’ve enjoyed hearing more about The Beatles’ groundbreaking work. As a long-time fan, it’s fascinating to get more background and context for some of this iconic music. Year-end is a time for reflection. And after a year like […]Read post »
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I met Chad Hymas years ago when he was a speaker at an executive retreat I was facilitating. He was putting his life back together after a devastating accident that left him a quadriplegic. Chad’s an inspiring speaker on overcoming obstacles and making the most of tough circumstances life may have handed us. How he […]Read post »
A reader sent me this e-mail: “Your recent blog, “A Dose of Reality: Our World is Dramatically Better“, is excellent. Your information supports what I had already believed but did not have data to support. As I was reading your blog, I happened to have on my desk a copy of the book “The Trouble […]Read post »
Eleanor Roosevelt, American diplomat, writer, and U.S. First Lady once said, “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” My book, Growing @ the Speed of Change, was built around the fundamental choices of […]Read post »
We’d expect that healthy employees in healthy workplaces create healthy bottom lines. What may be unexpected is just how big the impact is. We’d expect that work-related stress is also considered a big problem. Did you expect it to be far more critical than smoking or high blood pressure? Consider these research findings: Employees with […]Read post »
University of Michigan management and organization professor, Gretchen Spreitzer and Georgetown University assistant business professor, Christine Porath published a very practical article in the January-February issue of Harvard Business Review. “Creating Sustainable Performance” surveyed 1,200 white and blue-collar employees in several studies over seven years across a swath of industries. They concluded that a better […]Read post »
May you enjoy a Moose-free Holiday Season! Moose-on-the-table is a concept I’ve written about extensively such as in my “edutaining” fictional book by that title. Around the world I’ve facilitated management teams having courageous conversations about elephants in the room, and kangaroos or camels on the table. The original concept comes from families with significant […]Read post »
My last blog post announced that you can now view last Friday’s (November 4) full Leading a Peak Performance Culture webcast with all slides and audio track. You might want to view (or review) the session on your own or share it with your management team and/or improvement professionals concerned with leadership and culture development. […]Read post »
The short video clip Lost Generation continues to be a big hit with keynote and workshop audiences as we discuss our choices to Lead, Follow, or Wallow when faced with challenging changes or setbacks. It features a poem written by Jonathon Reed for a “U @ 50” contest sponsored by the American Association of Retired […]Read post »
My last blog post featured an inspiring verse on the power of habit to enable or enslave us. Our habits make or break us. A habit is a learned behavior causing us to think and act automatically. Many times, we’re not aware of the hundreds of tiny and bigger habits we’ve acquired over our lifetime. […]Read post »
Now that the writing, publishing, and launch of my latest book Growing @ the Speed of Change is through its busiest phase, I am able to spend more time indulging my passion for reading. I generally have a novel of historical fiction, a book on spiritual/philosophical/meditation, and one or two personal growth/leadership/organization effectiveness books on […]Read post »
I’ve long collected research on the deadly dangers (both to our physical and mental health) of wallowing below the line in the swamp of negativity and pessimism. Wallowers usually call this being “realistic.” That’s very true. It is the cynical reality they’ve chosen to create for themselves. When writing Growing @ the Speed of Change […]Read post »
I’ve always loved reading. Back in the day, one of my favorite times in elementary school was when our Book of the Month orders arrived. I remember savoring the sharp acrid smell of ink and paper when I first opened my new book (often a Hardy Boys mystery or adventure) and anticipated being carried off […]Read post »
I love working with concepts, the big picture, strategy, and ideas. I’ve also come to really enjoy conceiving, researching, and writing books. I just finished my seventh, Growing @ the Speed of Change: Your Inspir-actional How-To Guide For Leading Yourself and Others through Constant Change which I am really pleased with. It’s my best book […]Read post »