Did you ever notice how some people have a ton of knowledge and yet they don’t advance in their careers? And others seem to have very little knowledge and yet they advance effortlessly? Why is that?
In a world where we have so much information at our fingertips, it’s easy to get caught up in chasing shiny objects. How can you get ahead of opportunities instead of chasing them?
There is a power imbalance between corporate office workers and employers. Workers are being taken advantage of by large companies, job security has vanished, benefits shrinking, the workday expanding and our workspaces disappearing. But we all get paid, we have nice houses, we go on vacations, so we put up with this slow erosion of our humanity.
Do you see examples of dehumanizing language in your workplace? And when you do, what can you do about it?
“Reduce Variation!” For years Six Sigma and the Reductionists have drilled this mantra into the minds of Corporate Process Improvement people. But is variation always a bad thing?
Do you interact and collaborate with your coworkers? Or has your work become a series of downloaded tasks and uploaded assignments? Is our work in danger of becoming Transactional? And is that really a bad thing?
Pioneers and Shepherds are two very different types of leaders. Which are you?
Do you want your impact to be popular or influential? Which would you choose?
Transformation Leads are struggling because they are ill-positioned to make the change they are accountable to make. How do they fit in the existing org structure? Is it HR? Process improvement? Project Management / PMO? Let’s explore some options.
Are you eating lunch at your desk? Having a working lunch? What happened to the lunch break?