Self-importance kills performance in organizations. And yet, self-importance and status is a key element in most corporate cultures. How do we reconcile these conflicting cultural elements?
Goals are supposed to help us keep getting better and better. But sometimes goal setting can keep us exactly where we are. How do you make sure your goals are not holding you back?
‘Interesting’ information can be confused with ‘Useful’. You can be a lot more effective and efficient when you know the difference.
This blog has always been about workplaces that are healthy, productive and FUN! Why are we now saying not to make work fun? Have we gone crazy? Are we flip-flopping? Read on and find out!
Welcome to our 3rd installment of the Toon-Te-Ching. Each week we are taking one of the 81 verses of the Tao-Te-Ching, pairing it with a toon and connecting the teaching to our work life.
Small violations of group norms need to be nipped in the bud, otherwise the door is open to bigger and bigger dysfunction. It may seem petty to address small infractions, but it’s worth it.
As humans we are conditioned to use our experience as a lens to view and evaluate new things. How can we shift our lens to let new ideas in?
“You have 2 ears and 1 mouth so you can listen twice as much as you talk.” That’s what my 3rd grade teacher would say. Yet I notice that our culture has shifted to talking more than listening. When did talking become more important than listening?
How can we make change when the prisoners are also the jailers? Middle managers could be the key.
The conventional wisdom in business is “control and order creates harmony.” What is this core belief is dead wrong?