Building a Problem-Solving Culture (part 2 of 2)

Building a Problem-Solving Culture (part 2 of 2)

Ourthinking In Part 1 of this article, we discussed the challenge of building a problem-solving culture. We pointed out that It’s important to remember that corporate culture is not determined by the posters you put on the wall, or the values statement some SWAT team...
Building a Problem-Solving Culture (part 1 of 2)

Building a Problem-Solving Culture (part 1 of 2)

Ourthinking It feels like many organizations today have become allergic to problems. The effects on the health of their businesses can be devastating.  Like a physical allergy, it’s not the problems themselves that are necessarily deadly. It’s the way leaders and...
To Lead Change, Focus on What You Can’t Control

To Lead Change, Focus on What You Can’t Control

Ourthinking We’ve all heard the advice so many times: focus on what you can control.  Right now, you can go on the internet and find any number of “inspirational memes” reinforcing that message.  You’ve probably also seen a Venn diagram that looks something like...
The avoid and control trap at home

The avoid and control trap at home

Ourthinking As a dedicated bunch of leadership development nerds, our team spends most of its time focused on people’s work lives. And whether the topic of the moment is coaching, collaboration, or change; everything we do shares some things in common.  One of those...
Stop Trying to Seem Likeable

Stop Trying to Seem Likeable

Ourthinking Every field of study has its own running debates. How exactly did the dinosaurs go extinct? Do we live in a single universe or a multiverse? How can a three-dimensional figure have a finite volume and an infinite surface area? Did someone put the chocolate...
Building Analog Skills for a Digital Future

Building Analog Skills for a Digital Future

Ourthinking Everybody Wants a Piece of Digital Transformation. There’s a digital land-grab underway. Around every virtual corner, modern-day Colonel Sellers’ cry out, “there’s gold in them thar’ hills”. Everyone is rushing to fill the gaps in digital skills, so they...