Woody Guthrie New Years Rulin’s In spite of my aversion to resolutions that must begin on January 1, I love this list written by Woody Guthrie in 1942. “Wash teeth, if any” being my favorite.
How to Subvert the Feedback Process I just completed a survey asking about my experience buying a new car. I think I hated filling it out worse than I hated actually buying the car. The salesperson was very good. No … Read More..
A Simple 10-Minute Productivity Tool (Really) I am not big on resolutions. Exercise facilities will be jammed from January 2 until February 15 or thereabouts, and then only the regulars will remain. For most the resolutions to lose weight, etc. … Read More..
The Ninth Waste in Lean Six Sigma Majdi Alhman posed a fascinating question in the Lean Six Sigma Forum on LinkedIn: what is the ninth waste (in Lean Six Sigma)? You might have thought that he would have received a … Read More..
Consultants Should Not Lead Change for their Clients I don’t think it is the consultant’s job to bring change to our clients’ organizations. It’s their organizations, so they get to decide. The decision to change or not change is a … Read More..
(This first part of this went out in my newsletter this morning, and then I came across the research on employee engagement.) They go hand-in-hand. (Photo of Matthew Lesko. Gawker.com) Probably no surprise, but employees that identify with their organizations … Read More..
An article in Inc. 9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money got me riled up. Sounded like the writer once worked for a boss who was really good with people, but some of the lessons learned were baffling. Here … Read More..
I just responded to the Lean IT blog. The author made four succinct points. I responded to the one that read: 3. Organizations should establish a culture of change where changes are both scheduled, expected, and managed. In other words, … Read More..
Scott Keller and Colin Price wrote a very good blog post Five Questions That Should Shape Any Change Program for Harvard Business Review blog. It’s well worth reading. I won’t repeat what they say in their post, but here’s what … Read More..
Recently, I have been reading lots of blogs on change. Some are great and get me thinking. I love those. Many others just list John Kotter’s eight steps. These blog authors add no value. How have they applied these steps? … Read More..