July 2, 2019

I’ve been listening to an awesome podcast I learned about recently called How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz and produced by NPR.

It’s a show interviewing entrepreneurs and people that built products and companies that changed industries and the world. It’s a truly fa...

June 20, 2019

Did you know that the FAA and United States Air Force abandoned traditional leadership a long time ago.

The FAA found in the 80s and 90s that when flights crews were led as a totalitarian dictatorship with the Captain being revered as all knowing unquestioning leader it...

April 19, 2019

For years, startups focused on finding candidates that were a “culture fit.” The reasoning was that because a new hire is often joining small teams where people will spend lots of time together, you want to hire someone who will get along well with the team.

But wh...

April 12, 2019

Mindset, skill set, practice and community.

When mindset, skillset, practice and community are combined, they are very powerful, just like Captain Planet (throw back to my childhood cartoons).

Employees are more empowered than ever before whether organizations are intend...

February 1, 2019

BECAUSE WE TREAT PEOPLE LIKE BABIES!!!

Sorry for the passionate tone, but it’s true.

People management should not feel like adult babysitting. It should feel uplifting, exhausting, rewarding, emotional and fulfilling. Watching, supporting and uplifting others to bring to...

December 7, 2018

Open office spaces are pretty terrible.

At least according to a lot of research lately.

They’re loud, distracting and not private at all.

So why did they start in the first place? The most common reason was collaboration, innovation and speed of change.

But apparently the...

July 27, 2018

Most "team building" is game oriented.

Nothing wrong with that.

Other than the fact that most all of us don't play games for a living!

Of course we want to have fun at work. The problem is when our team's are dysfunctional it's almost impossible to have fun.

Politics, infi...