Why Innovative Companies Are Different: 6 Cultural Characteristics

The keys to innovation are not found in an organization's technology.  Nor are they found in their accounting practices or strategic planning tools.  In fact, the seeds of innovation are not found in formalized rules and procedures. Instead, innovative companies embrace, recognize, and reward the uniquely human values of each individual worker.  They bring the … Continue reading Why Innovative Companies Are Different: 6 Cultural Characteristics

Is Burnout a Form of PTSD? How These Similarities Can Affect Business

When I presented my TEDx Talk on Burnout vs. PTSD:  More similar than you think… in 2014, I never expected the incredible response that I would receive.  People from around the world have reached out to me to share their own burnout experiences as well as their recovery. So, a huge “thank you” to all … Continue reading Is Burnout a Form of PTSD? How These Similarities Can Affect Business

Creating and Sustaining Change: Separating the Should Do’s from the Want to Do’s

We know that toddlers have very different needs than adults.  We know that we've changed some of our ideas as we've grown.  We even know that the career that we started out in may not necessarily be the career that we retire from.  Change is, therefore, a natural part of life. If humans inherently evolve, so, … Continue reading Creating and Sustaining Change: Separating the Should Do’s from the Want to Do’s

Is Your Disorganization Creating Chaos for Your Employees?

OK, I admit it:  I’m a planner.  I've found that it’s the only way that I can accomplish all my goals without burning out...or going a little crazy. But not all people plan before they take action.  Some leaders not only change the steps, but even change the ultimate goal -- all with little warning … Continue reading Is Your Disorganization Creating Chaos for Your Employees?

Meetings: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

OK, I admit it -- I hate attending most meetings. Why?  Because in over 30 years of meetings, I’ve found that there is rarely a set agenda, attendees tend to come minimally prepared, AND there doesn’t seem to be a defined reason or objective to hold the meeting in the first place! Such endless meetings … Continue reading Meetings: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly