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The Root Causes of Meeting Misery

Just to set expectations – This is not a post that points out how meetings are too long or poorly planned. Those have been written….many times…over the course of years. And yet, here we still are. This is a post that uncovers why such problems exist (and persist). Yes, as I tend to do, I look beyond the symptoms of … Continue reading

True Productivity Innovation will Ignite Your Team

This is neither the time nor the place for simple hacks; we need thinking that is more potent. While I do value the various listicles out there that remind you to eat a good breakfast in the morning, exercise and shut down your emails for extended stretches during the day, it’s time to take it … Continue reading

This Checklist will help you Free up Work Time

Raise your hand if you feel you have too much time on your hands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :::::::crickets chirping ::::::::::: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Didn’t think so. … Continue reading

Before We Slam Another Millennial, Let’s Look in the Mirror

Even as a non-Millennial, I just can’t wrap my mind around this ongoing ruthless and public practice of dismissing the entire generation coming up behind us. Typically the criticism comes with terse anger from those deeper into the Gen X or Boomer set. This time, however, we have been treated to the pseudo-intellectual snobbery of … Continue reading

Can You Lead a Diverse Workforce?

Yup. It’s happening. A white (middle-aged) dude from rural Canada is going to saddle up and champion a conversation on diversity. Actually, a topic like this coming from someone with my profile may not be a bad thing. More people who are not visible minorities need to take up the cause – and not just … Continue reading

Agile Leadership Demands this Instinctive Mindset

One of my career goals is to build a lean and agile organization…from the ground up. There is a certain appeal to the prospect of moving faster than your competitors and adapting seamlessly to the changing marketplace and the customers in it. I also see agility as not only a fiscally responsible endeavor, but a … Continue reading

Are You a Starter or Finisher: Founder or CEO?

I’ve always seen myself as a starter more than a finisher. I’m a dreamer, an ideator and yeah sometimes even a good planner.  But once I ‘get it’ and can somehow see the finish line I’m tempted to move on to the next thing. Talk to the 3 novels on my nightstand with a bookmark … Continue reading

The Org Chart of the Future

As I look all around me I can’t help but be amazed by the explosive rate of innovation we are living through. The breakthrough inventions in technology, explosive growth in startup communities and even the societal changes in how we socialize, date and parent are hard to keep up with. Even when we think we … Continue reading

This Looming Societal Shift Will Change how we Work, Live

Must give a shout out to a poster on Medium for unlocking a post I have been sitting on for maybe a few months now. Didn’t like the flow so I put it aside for another day. Then today, this guy publishes a thoughtful post about sleep deprivation, and why is this such a badge … Continue reading

What Millennials can Teach us Gen Xers

When people ask me what I’m working towards in this next phase of my career, I point to three important objectives on my near horizon: I want to keep turning smaller things into bigger things; I want to build or influence the most innovative work culture on the planet; I want to bridge gaps. This … Continue reading