Opinion

I love this excerpt from a recent New York Times interview with Amy Schumer where she was asked: “What’s the best book you’ve ever received as a gift?” Whether you like her comedy or not, her reference to The Professional pulls out an inherent truth in how she describes her relationship with fear. “The Professional,” by W. C. Heinz. It…

I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading lately about the challenges inherent within the Leadership Pipeline. While the linked article is now sixteen years old, commentaries continue to flood the leadership spectrum referencing the need for leaders to shift from working in to working on the business. Most of these articles state the need…

As the amount and pace of change in technology, business models, economic interdependence, workplace demographics, etc… continues at a dizzying rate, companies face even more choices for how to operate. A tension that many organizational leaders grapple with as their companies grow, adapt and change, is how much freedom vs. control is needed in individual…

Our collective challenge as learners is no longer a scarcity of information. This was made clear at the 2017 ATD Tech Knowledge conference in Las Vegas. Rahaf Harfoush, a keynote speaker, made a compelling case that data abundance is overwhelming us at work, and as any good keynote can do, this really got me thinking. We…

I have spent the last 10 years in and out of organizations across many different sectors. I have been everywhere from Red Dog, Alaska to Santiago, Chile as well as several places in between. In that time, I have observed, shadowed, interviewed and listened to 100’s of supervisors, managers and executive leaders. The focus of…

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