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?
When you are working within your Zone of Genius, things become easy, magical, transcendent. What is your Zone of Genius and how can you get it in more often?
No good deed goes unpunished. You might think you are doing something good, but is there a downstream effect negating your efforts?
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.
Check out this week’s Toon-Te-Ching, our weekly feature where we take a verse of the Tao-Te-Ching, add a toon and reflect on how the Tao shows up at work.
When your process exposes underlying dysfunction, you can either change the process or deal with the dysfunction. Which will you choose?
An organization that values busyness will never innovate. If you want to innovate you need to make space for it.
“I am an amazing typist, I type 110 words per minute!”. When our identity is intertwined with our job skills, it becomes really hard when the need for skills changes. Companies lose a lot of money in this skill-change lag. How can we smooth this transition?
Welcome to this week’s 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.