Setting the Stage for Success: Managers & Team Building

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Setting the Stage

I attended a webinar by Human Capital Institute recently on the theme of manager accountability and performance management. I enjoyed the session and afterwards found myself thinking about the responsibilities of a manager that go beyond getting the task done and driving business results. In particular, the need for managers to build strong and effective teams. Continue reading

A New Path to Professional Improv’ment

Learnig key on a keyboardSeeking to improve skills in the corporate environment often involves training or studying the latest books and articles with methods and approaches for leadership, communication, innovation or problem solving. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, it looks like I’m in good company with top tier business schools in thinking there could be more right with it. Continue reading

Fight , Flight or Improvise? A New Way to Approach the Wild Kingdom of the Workplace

LionA last minute cancelation by another speaker resulted in my first opportunity to come in contact with the Transportation industry at the recently held Transport Conference. Preparing my talk, I asked the conference chair about the attendees and the nature of their business challenges. He described a highly competitive and constantly changing environment where survival is usually the first item on the daily agenda. I’ve asked this question quite a few times and have learned that the safest bet I can make is that I will get this same answer whenever I ask about workplace challenges. It seems that whether it is public sector or private; large or small organizations, everyone is feeling pressure and stress. While we are a more complex version, we have the same reactions to stress as the animal kingdom. Continue reading