It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges. Read more
We've all heard that robots are going to take our jobs -- but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions -- the things we spend our weekends doing -- to keep us relevant in the age of robotics. "Start asking people what problems they're inspired to solve and what talents they want to bring to work," Lee says. "When you invite people to be more, they can amaze us with how much more they can be."
I also struggle to make fun a priority. How about you? Thanks Charlie Paparelli for an insightful blog post! Read more
Not only are they extremely powerful words, they pay huge dividends for your employees -- and for you. These four words will make a real difference. Read more
Many entrepreneurs neglect their spiritual growth, relationships and overall health because of the many demands on their time. Please don't choose to neglect the priorities that matter the most long term. It will take a toll on your quality of life including your mental health. Read more
Dassault Systèmes partners with Wichita State University to open an advanced manufacturing center that could further develop how colleges teach engineering. … You can share a classroom with NASA engineers. … Robot orders, shipments get a big bump in North America. … Automation M&A trending upward, too. Read more
The raw emotions of a polarized electorate are taking a toll on employee relations. How can leaders promote peace, love and understanding? Business owners, executives and HR leaders can help ease workplace tensions that are negatively impacting collaboration, engagement and organizational performance. Read more
Pedego is taking profitable advantage of two converging trends: Aging customers looking for an easier bike to ride and aging founders who want a second (or third or fourth) act. Almost all Pedego dealership owners are in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. Read article
How can senior managers create teams that feel trusting enough to enable challenging discussions that can move their organizations forward? These four steps apply to companies of all sizes from any industry. Read article
Take stock of big wins over the past year and assess the areas you need to improve in Read article
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