Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Agility Challenge

Many organizations talk about the need for agility, and it’s not really a new concept. People have been talking about this for a few years, increasingly recognizing that the rapid pace of change is the new normal and companies that cannot operate in that kind of environment may not last very long. The difference between […]

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Don’t Hesitate to Communicate

Every country in Asia has its own culture, but there are a few common elements throughout them, especially within East Asia. One of these elements can be very damaging to your organization’s performance: a lot of people – not all, but many – are very shy about communicating openly, and that’s bad whether we are […]

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Missing Opportunities

In London a few years ago, just before the 2012 Olympics, I was looking for an Olympics store to pick up some memorabilia, particularly some pins, ‘cuz you know, if you’re an athlete it’s all about the medals, but if you’re a spectator, it’s all about the pins. I found an online store, but it […]

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Things You Might Keep To Yourself

The folks at Ladders, a career consultancy, shared a recent article called 8 Things Smart People Never Reveal About Themselves At Work. It’s an interesting list, and as much as we want to communicate openly with our colleagues as a way to enhance collaboration, there are some lines it might be best not to cross. […]

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Rules That Don’t Help

It’s one thing to have workplace rules that improve productivity, it’s another thing to put rules in place that annoy people without providing any real benefit. Travis Bradbury points out “8 Stupid Workplace Rules That Make Everyone Miserable”, and having personally experienced #1, 3, 4, and 6 (and sort of #8, but I was in […]

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