I have the pleasure of owning my own business. While this comes with a heckuva lot of headaches and anxiety, it does come with some inherent bonuses: I own what I do! I am committed! I am all in! I gave a presentation a few weeks ago in which I talked about my belief that employees need to commit to their organization’s vision and values. I shared my opinion that … [Read more...] about If You Can’t Commit, Just Quit
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Hatefulness Unprofessionalism Those are hardly inspirational words, but they inspired this post. Recently, I concluded a workplace investigation that despite all the discriminatory allegations, counter claims, and retaliation complaints thrown around, what it boiled down to was there was a lot of hatefulness (feelings) and oodles of unprofessionalism … [Read more...] about Inspired by Hate
As you know we have been writing about Culture at PIC this month, and as so often happens we get to the end of the month and it is time for my post. Then, I struggle to come up with something new and different, something that hasn’t been said yet, hopefully a piece that is new, different and enlightening. Well as I contemplated this month’s piece I got a gift. Thank you … [Read more...] about Amazon and the Perception of an Excellent Workplace Culture
Recently my wife had surgery. This gave me occasion to hang around a hospital for days at a time. While my intent was to be there to attend to any of my wife’s needs. I could not help but be an ardent observer of all of what I saw going on there. I was intrigued by their processes and procedure and could not help but notice the repeated effort to, and technology used, to … [Read more...] about HR Learning From Healthcare
I am very excited to be part of the PIC team, and I am looking forward to sharing ideas about getting great performance from teams and being a better leader. As a reader, I hope you enjoy what I have to say, and offer your views if you think I'm wrong or if there is a better way to explain my point. After all, feedback is a gift, and I would be thankful to you for that … [Read more...] about Conductors, Musicians, Coaches, and Players … Don’t Just Analogize, Practice!