I recently read an article by Greg Satell, who introduces himself as an “Author, Speaker And Innovation Advisor.” The article, published by Digital Tonto, talks about the real and increasing need for communication when it comes to innovation. This is a wonderful article, and I’d encourage anyone who wishes to read the full thing, to […]
Using the Law of Diffusion of Innovation in your plan for Operational Excellence
The Law of Diffusion of Innovation explains how the messages about our products and services get diffused as they travel through the marketplace. It also can explain how a Company’s message (Vision) gets diffused as it travels through the workforce, creating performance gaps and problems in your operational plan. It’s a given that if you […]
Problems with your Employees?
What’s wrong with employees these days? This is one of the most common questions I hear from my clients. It sometimes seems like they cannot find that one great employee or the several good employees that they need to increase the overall profitability and effectiveness of their organization. Like most things however, there is more […]
Being a Leader…What’s that about?
Ok, so you’ve read a lot and heard a lot about how important it is in today’s business world to be a leader. A leader in the industry, a leading company, a leader of men, a sales leader …. seems like we’re all looking to BE leaders and find leaders. But what is a leader? […]
Collaborative Leadership Characteristics
I recently wrote a short blog regarding collaborative leadership because many of my clients are interested in creating joint ventures or collaborative partnership models where each group can maximize their talents and resources while working towards a unified vision. This blog encapsulates the key steps for this process. By Dave Kaster for The Mentors Guild. […]
Can you understand me?
By Dave Kaster for Mentors Guild Sims Wyeth & Co, helps us understand how to communicate more effectively through a variety of courses, coaching and skills training. In this adaptation from the blog entitled: “Communication skill includes words, voice, and body language”, we learn that words just don’t say it all. “The key idea is […]
Can’t we just all get along?
Have you ever felt like it didn’t matter how well you did your job at work because your boss didn’t like you anyway? Have you ever been surprised to find out that your manager really did like you? Brandon Smith, the working guy, helps us with some tips to figure out whether or not we’re […]
Tis the season for Goal Setting
Functional Goal Setting Oh the wonders of the holiday season! With family traveling or coming into town from all corners of the globe, the rush of commerce, trying to keep up with personal commitments (and navigate through the storm of holiday treats and alcohol that sap our energy), cold or bad weather in many […]