The practice of mindfulness meditation is gaining popularity in the business world. It's gained interest because it changes the wiring and makeup of our brains; allowing us to better manage stress and anxiety. A few years a go I experienced severe…

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As you know, the rate of change is increasing as technological advances sparked by innovation create new and better products.  These four new innovations have broad application and an ability to truly transform our lives. 1.    Collaborative Innovation—Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence…

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Leading companies are changing the way that they are doing things in response to competitive pressures and advances in technology.  Here are some of the areas that are experiencing change. Corporate Culture Less focus on hierarchical reporting, more on teamwork.…

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To make your new year's resolutions stick the latest thinking says that you must let go of past failures and strive for goals that really matter to you. The new year is when many people set resolutions for themselves.  After all,…

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  “If we don’t measure what we’re doing, we’ll never know the outcome of our actions.” - Michael Stanleigh It’s pretty much a standard practice to apply measurement in quality management. For example, we apply measurement of quality work processes…

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Today’s pace of doing as much as possible in as little time as possible has robbed us of enjoying life. So often it takes a tragic event in life to get us to stop and really think about what is…

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Apply strategic thinking to create a business strategy that is coherent, unifying and strategically advantageous. What is Strategic Thinking? Strategic Thinking is a comprehensive planning model that covers innovation, strategic planning and operational planning. It is a process that applies…

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To effectively measure your organization’s performance you need to eliminate a “silo” approach to measurement and measure the right things.  Measuring performance is a vital part of monitoring an organization’s progress. It comprises measuring the actual performance outcomes or results…

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If you are looking for an engaging and fun way to spark innovation among employees you will like this idea that I call; “Lion’s Den.” This interesting employee event is loosely built on the concept of the television shows, “Shark’s…

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Great leadership doesn’t mean you have to have a dynamic, outgoing personality. Some great leaders are introverts and others are extroverts. There are leaders who are great networkers and others who prefer to work within their own team. Some leaders…

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