Appreciation is Good. Action is Almost Always Better.

“You did a good job!” Aren’t those nice words to hear? Most of us appreciate a little appreciation once in a while. But there’s one surefire way to make recognition backfire. That word, appreciation, comes equipped with two dictionary definitions. The first is obvious: “recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.” […]... Read More

Embrace Ideas. Celebrate Execution. Discourage Ego.

There’s a cultural disease plaguing almost every organization in human history. It’s a mind virus which insists that if we did’t come up with it, then it can’t be any good. I’be heard this expressed a few different ways. One is to label the phenomena as if it is a medical ailment, by calling it Not […]... Read More

Workflow And Satisfaction

It's a moment that everyone knows - the pleasure of job well done. When you finish clearing snow from the sidewalk, wrap up a major project or close a deal with a handshake, the sense of satisfacti...... Read More