Are you a leader who needs the whole-hearted support of people who don’t report to you? In a survey I just completed, I found this to be a huge problem. The people whose support you need could be your boss, … Read More..
(Part of The Energy Bar series #12) People tell me how challenging it is to run meetings and conference calls that get people energized and engaged. So, I started thinking about all of the approaches that I’ve actually seen work. … Read More..
This month marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a document that provided rule-of-law protection for the people. Lord Dening, a 20th Century British jurist, called it “the greatest constitutional document of all time, the foundation … Read More..
#3 in an occasional series on The Energy Bar (to see a short animated video, click here) An organization was facing a huge threat. They needed to make massive changes in order to survive. (Sound familiar?) I was asked to … Read More..
[To gain a quick understanding of The Energy Bar, please watch this 3-minute animated video. The Energy Bar} I’m a big fan of theories and approaches on influence and change (in fact, I even developed a couple of my own), … 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..
My friend Greta asks a good question. Pls respond. Thanks. Greta writes: Hi Rick, A question occupying my mind at the moment is the use of the word transformation rather than change. Some of my clients have recently started using … Read More..
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Great article in this morning’s The Wall Street Journal titled Recalculating the Costs of Big Layoffs. Lots of good hard-number examples. It still amazes me after so many years of solid research on the impact of downsizing (see Wayne Cascio’s … Read More..
I am a fan of looking forward toward possible futures. I think there is something gained by having a positive vision of what’s possible. I also like the idea of building on our existing strengths to get there. All that … Read More..