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...

June 29, 2018

Conversation and acceptance of the importance of company culture, values and purpose is becoming more common place today. More companies are investing in company culture in more ways than ever before.

Although is it really all that new?

Vision, mission, values have...

June 8, 2018

Google found in an internal company study that safety was key to effective great teamwork. And teamwork is one of the leading predictors of great performance and employee satisfaction with their work and employer. 

Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry Wehmiller, is on a mission to...

March 30, 2018

This is a follow up to last week's post when I asked several leadership influencers, authors and organizational leaders one question and shared their responses. The question was,

what is the responsibility of any organization in growing its people professionally and as...

March 16, 2018

At first, it surprised me when I saw technical competence at the bottom of the list of the ranking of important skills of a manager at Google. Especially because it's Google, that's kind of what they do.   The other reason it surprised me is because I thought that the...

March 9, 2018

I've mentioned several times before that a huge part of our jobs as people managers is to inspire our people.   And what better way to do that than to paint a picture of a future that is better than today. That is essentially what setting vision is and we as leaders ha...