A mini-manifesto for changing business for the better…for everyone.

There are companies all over the world doing good yet there are thousands more working hard only to benefit the top brass and/or the investors. Now, while I do not think businesses should renege on their promise to repay investors with their principle and some profit as well, this should not be their only driver. … Continue reading A mini-manifesto for changing business for the better…for everyone.

Stop over-managing and end the misery.

“After you plant a seed in the ground, you don’t dig it up every week to see how it’s doing.” – William Coyne, former VP at 3M. Attention all of you micromanagers, think about this quote. Think how silly it would be to do this, yet you do this with people every day. What is … Continue reading Stop over-managing and end the misery.

Congruence and profitability. Strange bedfellows?

Congruence means alignment or harmony. It means things line up and work together like gears whose teeth perfectly mesh. And although this critical alignment is necessary for many things to work properly, nowhere is it more necessary than for a person to act in congruence to their values.  In other words, to be trusted and … Continue reading Congruence and profitability. Strange bedfellows?

Don’t lose the people in the hustle.

“It’s a failure of American corporations and a failure of capitalism that we don’t see human well-being and dignity as just as important as making money.” – Bob Sutton, professor and organizational psychologist, Stanford University. As we enter the major shopping season for the upcoming holidays, it is easy to get caught up in buying … Continue reading Don’t lose the people in the hustle.

Using mistakes to your advantage.

One way companies are alike is that they all make mistakes. No business is free from errors. However, there’s also an upside to this reality, how you recover can be your biggest differentiator. Customers want consistency. They want products that perform consistently and they want companies that perform consistently to fix things when they go … Continue reading Using mistakes to your advantage.