The Source of Our Negative Voice

The Source of Our Negative Voice

Our Inner Voices Recently I wrote about the inner voices that speak to us, opine to us and drive our actions. After thinking more about those voices I started to think more deeply about one in particular. It is the one that I call the “Inner Critic.” You know the one: Nag, nag, nag, compare and contrast, criticism without compliment…

The Problem with Leadership

The Problem with Leadership

We have a problem with leadership in business today. And that problem is that we are doing it all wrong. We are using the wrong model for today’s quickly changing and networked world. We are in a historical place in the evolution of American business. We are transforming from an industrialized based economy to a knowledge economy. And it doesn’t…

Is Your Organization Designed Backwards?

Is Your Organization Designed Backwards?

Two of the most important and most challenging issues facing executives today are: 1. How to get more productivity from people who are already overworked and “over-processed.” 2. How to satisfy the demand of todayʼs worker to contribute more and to feel more engaged in the process. Seeing these two challenges you may be asking yourself: “So whatʼs the problem?…

Eeyore and Yoda Walk into a Bar

Eeyore and Yoda Walk into a Bar

“Listening is the Language of Respect” So, Eeyore and his master, Yoda walk into a bar. They order a few drinks are talking about their ex-wives and Yoda’s persistent rashes. Eventually the discussion turns to business. Eeyore is stressed because the people he is trying to manage don’t listen to him. Eeyore is just about at his wit’s end and…

Using “The Bigger Know Principles of Conscious Leadership” to Mobilize Informal Networks

Using “The Bigger Know Principles of Conscious Leadership” to Mobilize Informal Networks

Introduction: This is the 3rd article in a series that began as a single article and now appears to be becoming a 4 part series. The articles have been addressing the impact of Informal Networks on businesses today. The previous 2 articles detailed the reasons why management by Org Charts and job descriptions is an inferior way to build a…

The Changing Landscape of Leadership

The Changing Landscape of Leadership

The Shift in Leadership Styles Away from MALE to FEMALE “Energies” There is a shift occurring in the area of modern-day leadership models. This shift is being driven by the fact that the modern worker no longer operates best while working under the constraints of the typical Org Chart business model. Since virtually all of our companies are designed to…

EE = EBITDA

EE = EBITDA

Transforming Human Capital into Financial Capital. EE = EBITDA is an obscure but interesting formula that, once I came to understand it, I realized uncovers an exciting new source of increased profits that any business can realize. The “blow up” of this formula is: Employee Engagement = Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation Amortization Before going any further I want to…