Beginning a group meditation practice at work can feel a little daunting. However, working through who, where, when, what and how questions will help to solidify your goal and to bring others onboard.Read More
Lasting changes, particularly ones involving deeply held beliefs about the organization or “corporate culture” are successful because the internal dialogue of the people who make up the organization has shifted away from strong negative emotions driven by fear to positive ones about embracing the future.Read More
Meditating with a group is a great way to start your practice, continue your practice and encourage others to practice. We hear people all the time who either want to start a meditation practice or they want to meditate with others. Here’s how to do BOTH!Read More
If you are tasked with managing a change, it means you are the builder of the future, even if you aren’t its architect. Managing the emotional state of yourself, your team and your leaders is the “art” of change management. As a leader of a change in your organization, there are really three constituents you need to focus on to enable the transformation you’re in charge of…Read More
I often get asked something along the lines of “What can I do to inspire my team to make this project a success?” I’ve seen some good transformations and some...well…less than transformational changes in my consulting career. Let me share with 5 things I’ve seen awesome leaders do.Read More
I often hear how “young people” (around 18-35) are very comfortable and savvy using technology. In my experience I haven’t seen much difference between the learning needs of young adults and older adults. Yes, younger people are more comfortable with technology as general rule, but that doesn’t make them more skilled at using it and they have the same struggles as anyone else. There are a couple of key differences I’ve found between a younger and older audience:Read More
Interesting chart showing how people; unemployed, employed, men, women, age groups, etc. spent their days in 2008.
Much is common sense sort of stuff. For example unemployed people do more household chores than employed people. I can relate to that, I do a heck of alot more around the house since I’ve been out of work.Read More
Not long ago we built an enhancement for our web site. This is the story of a lesson learned.
The site we build is used by financial advisors to help view client accounts, perform maintenance on those accounts and link to information that would help them service or sell more accounts. These accounts consist primarily of mutual fund or brokerage accounts. The data comes from a third party we have contracted with to provide that data.Read More
I have always felt uncomfortable around people who brag about how hard they work. Of course to proclaim my discomfort would brand me as some sort of anti-American freeloader so I tend to keep those thoughts to myself. To me work has always been a means to an end. I want to enjoy it, do it well, please my superiors, be paid fairly, etc. However, it is but one aspect of my life that I balance with the other things that I value such as family, friends, travel, hobbies, etc.Read More
I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine regarding his organization’s need to integrate their “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) policy more broadly across the company. As a change manger he asked for my help.Read More