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Somewhere in my long and winding journey through the corporate world I stumbled on insights that traveled with me. Like a couple of raw diamonds plucked from a rocky trail, they were rough, covered in mud - and almost invisible to my untrained eye. I carried...

The pressure is on. The numbers aren’t where they need to be – or production is down – or there’s a manufacturing problem. Oh, and there’s this Pandemic thing going on too. Whatever the backdrop, it’s a pretty good time to gauge how employees at every level respond. Especially...

A long, long time ago I took a job in the Life Sciences industry. I pursued that role for three reasons - and please remember, I was young.  I wanted - in order; an attractive salary, benefits, and a company car. I got them - though the base...

One of the smartest visionaries I ever met taught me something a long time ago. The best way to shape the future is to learn from the past. "Insight," they said, "doesn't come from guessing what's going to happen. It comes from taking the time to assess...

Company cultures can be very complicated. They morph - they shift - they grind into obstacles and take a new direction. Especially when adversity strikes. Then we are tested - and all the glorious Vision Statements and Values Proclamations are placed up against a hard reality. Some companies...

These are tough times. Quarterly reports validate it. Companies are suffering - industries are suffering. Meanwhile the financial markets are screaming - and your company has obligations it has to meet. Pandemic be damned. Which is why we now hear the distant drumbeats - layoffs, restructures, and downsizings are being...

I'm all for data and data analysis. Truth be told, I can be a bit of a geek when it comes to parsing numbers, breaking down trends, and interpreting what they mean for the future. But there are limits - and over the course of my years...

2300 plus years ago Greek philosopher Aristotle  coined his Three Tenets of Persuasion - suggesting that ethos (ethics and credibility), logos (logic), and pathos (emotion) were the drivers that ultimately led to our ability to influence others. The years since have offered nothing to refute that...

The lessons of 2020 will be golden for some companies; misery for others. The very best are pausing to reflect on just what they've learned as regards their market(s), their customer(s); their competition; and perhaps most important their company. After Action Reviews are built to generate one...