What’s Your Zone of Genius?

What is your zone of genius?  A lot of us reside in a working world hanging out in either a zone of competence or a zone of excellence.  This may sound like a positive, but hanging out in a zone of competence or even excellence is why we have over 70% of employees disengaged. HowContinue reading “What’s Your Zone of Genius?”

Ratty Transgressions

There are all types of very important, official sounding words to describe group/team conflict dynamics. We can talk about proportional or perceptual conflict, but what it all boils down to on most occasions when conflict goes from productive to toxic is what I like to call “rats in a cage conflict.” “Rats in a cageContinue reading “Ratty Transgressions”

Venting vs. Full Blown Toxic Behavior-Build Your Mental Blanket Fort

As human beings we all have moments when we feel overwhelmed or perhaps slighted.  This is normal and healthy and a positive as it is proof you are paying attention to your own life.  But there is a line, and it is not a fine one, between venting and being toxic.  Toxic behavior obviously impactsContinue reading “Venting vs. Full Blown Toxic Behavior-Build Your Mental Blanket Fort”

How To Motivate

I read this article today and enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it.  My favorite part: “Autonomy means we don’t like being told what to do. Once we feel we’re being pushed around, we check out.” The article is brief, but has some excellent advice/reminders of the simplicity of actually engaging workers andContinue reading “How To Motivate”

Survival of the Fittest? Competition vs. Cooperation

Survival of the Fittest? Competition vs. Cooperation?  Our culture has the propensity to value competition over all else. Often rooted in the Darwin alleged theory of survival of the fittest.  I’m not sure how Darwin’s theory morphed into the manner of how we often flippantly interpret it. I am however sure that interpretation is off baseContinue reading “Survival of the Fittest? Competition vs. Cooperation”

More Is Less & Multi-Tasking Is A Lie

I can remember when multi-tasking was framed as the end all be all to solving heavy work loads.  The premise of multi-tasking while antiquated still lurks and a large number of organizations.  It does so to the detriment of those organizations.  Not sure if my statement is accurate?  The following is a great read withContinue reading “More Is Less & Multi-Tasking Is A Lie”

How Your Life Is Like Social Media

I was reading a blog the other day about social media marketing.  It occurred to me how similar social media marketing and connecting professionally/personally are.  I believe two points in the blog post I read are particularly important to remember: Numbers and quality should not be individualized.   (If you lose quality you will eventuallyContinue reading “How Your Life Is Like Social Media”