I think we may have it backwards when it comes to change management. We teach theory and models and then ask people to apply what they’ve learned. But, paying attention to the nuances of their reactions to change (e.g. how … Read More..
My friend, Karl Berger, was artist in residence at The Stone last week. The Stone is a New York club dedicated to the experimental and avant garde. I got to perform in his improvisational orchestra on the final night, and … Read More..
I will be presenting in the UK and Europe this month and next. If you are interested and live in Denmark, Scotland or Northern Ireland, send me an email, and I will send you information on the events. I will … Read More..
Rewards May Actually Hurt Performance A study by Amy Wrzesniewski and Barry Schwartz found that when instrumental motivation is combined with internal motivation, it can work against good performance. Someone may go to West Point because she wants to become … Read More..
An Open Letter to Mary Barra, CEO General Motors Your opening statement at the House subcommittee hearing on April 1, was clear and, to my ears, heartfelt and powerful. But, sadly, making good on those promises will be difficult. Since … Read More..
According to Inc. magazine multitasking makes you dumber than being stoned. Here is what they say: “Stop multi-tasking. No, seriously—stop. Switching from task to task quickly does not work. In fact, changing tasks more than 10 times in a day … Read More..
Law school professor, Charles Hamilton Houston, “. . .struck upon the idea that unequal education was the Achilles heel of Jim Crow. By demonstrating the failure of states to even try to live up to the 1896 rule of “separate … Read More..
Why We Make Bad Decisions Noreena Hertz wrote an important article on the topic NYT (10/19/13). Some highlights: People don’t challenge experts. She writes: “when confronted with the expert, it was as if the independent decision-making parts of many subjects’ … Read More..
This seems to be a brilliant idea. Doctors answer questions for free that have saved lives. . . i started thinking about the challenge of leading change in organizations. What if people had access to free expert advice like … Read More..
Ezra Klein write a fine column, This 4×6 index card has all the financial advice you’ll ever need, for The Washington Post on 9/16/13. He writes, “Think managing your finances has to be complicated? Wonkblog contributor (and UC Chicago … Read More..