April 9, 2019

A. Trust

Trust is one of the most important factors impacting your ROI.

There’s this thing called the economics of trust, which says trust increases speed + lowers cost = a greater impact on ROI.

Even when you have a plan, and the stakeholders are aligned, if employees...

August 13, 2016

Had a conversation recently with a friend about the time it takes to see organizational changes happen. Like many of us, he wants to see change happen immediately, at the snap of his finger. I completely understand that. I remember wanting the same. I had implemented a...

 

I don’t need to tell you how quickly and incessantly change is happening in organizations today. You already know that. And you also already know that with each change initiative comes questions, lots of them. Like, what are we doing? What should we be doing different...

December 2, 2015

The demise of Superintendent McCarthy from the Chicago Police Department has caused an article published in February 2015 to resurface. As I read the article this morning posted by NBCChicago.com, “Officers Allege Widespread Corruption Inside Chicago Police Department”...

October 30, 2015

Hey Mr/Ms. Senior Leader, are you frustrated that your employees aren’t more innovative? Wonder why no one ever seems to have any new ideas to help the business grow? You may want to check the culture you’ve created.

Culture is everything to your business, as it defines...

October 7, 2015

 

Hi I’m Robin, and I’m a Cleveland Browns fan. I feel like I belong in a support group. Yes, it sucks to be me, but I can’t help it. It’s in my blood. I’ll be a Browns fan until the day I die, and I’m okay with that. Like so many other Browns fans all across the world,...

June 30, 2015

As a part of my exercise routine I climb an extremely steep hill (used for skiing during the winter months). The other day, I did it while pulling a heavy cart behind me. Not even a third of the way up the hill I started to feel a burn in my thighs, and pain in my righ...

June 11, 2015

According to a recent survey completed by CareerBuilders, only a third of all workers have any desire to be in leadership positions. Could this then be the reason why the leadership pipeline has come to a slow drip in many of our organizations?...

June 1, 2015

This weekend, the local chapter of my sorority hosted our 11th annual golf fundraiser. I was torn between golfing or not golfing, but the rain, high winds and 47° temperatures helped me make up my mind. So instead of golfing, I decided to stay inside the clubhouse and...

April 7, 2015

 

What Would OD Do?

 

Sheila, hired into the curriculum development department as an instructional designer at a large marketing firm. Through attrition and a downsizing, the instructional design (ID) staff was reduced from fifteen (15) employees to three (3). But after b...

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