better brainstorming

7 Secrets to Better Brainstorming

It begins with a certain, momentary, far-off look. Then a wistful gaze at the black notebook. It’s a running joke with my clients; they know what’s coming next. An idea is taking shape. Some thought — some seemingly random thought or word or picture or sound or image — has sparked something. And we’re off to the[…]

innovative leader

9 Qualities You Need to Become an Innovative Leader

If asked, I suspect most leaders would say they want to be innovative; however, when it comes to developing the requisite skills to be an innovative leader, we still have a ways to go. Much of that, I would guess, has to do with the fact that innovation is such a fuzzy word, oddly enough,[…]

Questions Leaders Need To Answer About Culture and Learning

Most managers and executives would likely agree that learning and development is an important ingredient in the future success of their organizations, and most folks would tell you that professional development opportunities are an important consideration when evaluating potential employers. However, that doesn’t always translate into meaningful learning and development efforts within organizations. Take, for[…]

How Psychopaths Become CEOs

Over the past several months, I’ve been doing a bunch of research on a a variety of topics, one of which is the presence of psychopaths in the workplace and their effect on teams and organizational culture. There will be other posts where I unpack some of that stuff, but one of the many things I[…]

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