Jul 16
Vacation Imperative!
Hello from Prague! As a freelancer for nearly 25 years, I can count on one hand the number of times I've taken a "real" (meaning longer than 3-4 days) vacation. This is a big mistake; and I should know better, especially since I'm always advising my clients to pay attention to their work-life balance. But things - almost always related to work, such as writing the next book, preparing to teach the next class, blogging, you name it - always seemed to get in the way. And I kept telling myself 'I don't have the time (or the money!) to…
May 14
Lack of Diversity = Poorer Financial Performance
14 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Collaborative Innovation. Posted By: Steve Saars
If you’ve received decent Diversity and Inclusion training, you know this fact: companies with more diverse workforces and more diversity in the C-Suite perform better financially. And new report from McKinsey & Company underscores this fact yet again. But sadly, the message doesn’t seem to be getting through to corporate leadership, especially in the US. The reality is that 97% of American companies have senior leadership that fails to reflect the demographics of the available workforce. The UK is only slightly better, with 78% failing to reflect. What’s Going On? Human nature. As a species we are fundamentally tribal; we…
Dec 15
You Don’t Have To Like Someone to Work With Them
15 Dec, 2014. 0 Comments. Collaborative Innovation. Posted By: Gregg Ward
There’s an old saying in business and it goes like this…"You don’t have to like someone to work with them." I agree, there are many people that we work with who we don’t necessarily like, and we sure wouldn’t want to hang out with them on a personal basis. But, when we do work with these people, we usually get the job done; sometimes really well. So why is that? Some people would say ‘because I have to or I’ll lose my job if I don’t.’ Now, that could be the reason, in a few cases. But I think there’s a…