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Somewhere today a valued company employee, identified by senior leadership as a “coming star” will voluntarily walk away.  Disenchanted – disengaged – disenfranchised.   In another organization, a series of new hires – ideally prized in the interview process – will fail to make the grade. They...

I came up with a new word to add to my vocabulary last night. It was after watching a mind-numbing interview on television.   I won’t offer specifics.   We live in a polarized world – and whether it’s our government, business, or the local PTA it sometimes seems...

A new year is here. For many the last few days mark our return to work – and to recalibrating after a well-deserved break.   These first days are precious – but their importance can be lost in the general rush to “get back to business.” There...

“The team I work on is not a team at all.”   “This is a cut throat business… if you’re not in it for yourself then you’re delusional.”   “Teamwork is nice to talk about…but the last team I was on was in the 11th grade.”   “Sure, it would make a...

Some 70,000 people will voluntarily leave their jobs in this country today – many without another position to replace it.  The reasons are myriad but without question the degree of disengagement that carries employees down the road to burnout is predictable.   Loss of purpose > loss...

Invested 40 years in the corporate world.  NEVER met a truly great communicator who couldn't: Tell a great story Involve his or her audience in that story LISTEN in order to optimize points 1 and 2   NEVER. For those who believe public speaking prowess, or negotiating acumen,...

Your story is unfolding today.  For many it will be written by a ghost-author, to include all the text; how it begins - and how it ends. Each chapter can  be titled My Job.  You'll be paid for your inputs of course. They call that a...

Grandson Cooper is getting close to 16 months now. And with apologies for my very biased view of our newest family member, here’s the latest installment of Lessons My Grandson Taught Me.   Everybody needs someone they can fall back on when they need a...

Three principles dictate how many work groups evolve into highly effective teams.   Three.   There may be a million characteristics that typify but three resounding principles form the foundation for every enduring team.   First, they have developed a Constancy of Purpose that permeates - that means every member fully understands...