Article Archive

  • Real Time Feedback—Trick Or Treat?

    Feedback has and will continue to be a hot topic for organizations. The trend of the moment is to replace the annual performance review with real-time feedback. This intuitively makes sense. Why “save up” critical data and…

  • Breakthrough Or Boondoggle? 3 Ways To Make Your Next Executive Offsite Pay Off

    As we head into the final months of 2019, leaders are increasingly focused on 2020 and beyond. Given that it’s a “decade” year, many executive teams will take the opportunity to reflect on the past (hindsight’s 2020!) and…

  • Leaders, Get A Life And Your Team Will Too

    Busyness has become a terrifying badge of honor in our ever-connected workplaces. While many workers see busyness as a symbol of how important and in demand they are, we see it as a trap that keeps us perpetually overworked…

  • 3 Simple Ways To Improve Meetings

    If you could make one thing better at work, what would it be? We ask that question a lot and generally hear variations on these: “I wish I wasn’t always working after-hours and could truly disconnect.” “We have to get…

  • Three Smart Steps To Stop Work From Ruining Your Vacation

    Summer is here! Your vision for an ideal vacation might be anything from a campsite to Capri; Budapest to the backyard. But here’s what no one is going for: 5 a.m. meetings crammed in before the kids get up, plans delayed…

  • Overloaded And Overwhelmed? Four Things You Can Control When Your Workload Is Out Of Control

    Our research indicates a terrifying 43% of knowledge workers do not get their most important work done during the workday. And that number is growing at a rapid pace. In his recent book, Dying for a Paycheck, Stanford professor Jeffrey…

  • Decision-Proof Your Organization

    Decision-Proof Your Organization

    Decision-proof your organization through shared context and psychological safety.

  • To Meet Or Email -- That Is The Question

    It’s no wonder that they are selling printed T-shirts with the slogan, “I just survived a meeting that should have been an email.” It’s a dreadfully common occurrence. A client Diane recently shared this anecdote: She was…

  • Procrastination: Why It's So Hard To Break The Habit

    Anyone who has a teenager in the house is familiar with the perils of procrastination. “I’ll do it later” is a common refrain in both kitchens and cubicles across the globe. Many of us have self-recriminations about our tendency…

  • Invest 20 Minutes To Reclaim 10% Of Your Team's Time

    Ten percent may not sound like much, but think of it this way: if you have a team of 10 people and each person could reclaim four hours a week of wasted time, you’d collectively have an extra 40 hours per week—roughly the…