Patrick Lencioni provides great insight into the value of healthy conflict in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Leaders must lead and facilitate healthy, productive conflict so that relationships, teams and organizations will grow, mature and become the best they can be. This is essential for working together to find the best solutions, build the best relationships and teams, and for the greater good of our families, workplace and communities. This simple yet powerful model helps us understand and improve relationships, families, teams, companies, communities, governments and even countries.
Self-deception is like this. It blinds us to the true causes of problems, and once we’re blind, all the ‘solutions’ we can think of will actually make matters worse. Whether at work or at home, self-deception, obscures the truth about ourselves, corrupts our view of others and our circumstances, and inhibits our ability to make wise and helpful decisions. To the extent that we are self-deceived, both our happiness and our leadership are undermined at every turn…
For the last few decades, both the public and private sectors have gradually weakened support structures that have strengthened the American workforce for generations. We cannot hide our heads in the sand! Business, education and government leaders from the US and abroad must understand this workforce dilemma and proactively work together to come up with solutions. Read more #leadership #business #education #government #workforce
Here are eighteen work-life strategies sure to improve the retention of your Millennial workforce. 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
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
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