I’m grateful my family is here to celebrate the completion of my doctoral degree. While I defended my dissertation last spring just after my second daughter Liesel was born, yesterday was the graduation and doctoral hooding ceremony. Like so many professionals who have done further education in mid-career, life doesn’t
Much has been written about the feedback-hungry Millennial generation, and it raises important questions about how performance appraisals are best managed in organizations today. In our experience, this is not simply an issue of how Baby Boomers and Gen Xers better accommodate the Gen Y (Millennial) generation. Research about the
At a first glance, executive acumen and creativity may appear to occupy separate spheres. One is traditionally viewed through the lens of hard rationality and sharp suits, while the other is associated with images of soft-focus new-age types in a circle singing Kum Ba Ya. However, with the growing pace
In a recent conversation with a corporate client, I asked for her opinion on what makes our workshops effective. Her answer was to the point – “It’s the hook,” she replied. “The hook,” she expressed, “is the ability to frame and position the workshop from the moment managers or employees
After hearing the topic of practice vs. study come up more than once in the past few days, I feel compelled to weigh in on the subject. In the first instance it came up casually over dinner. A friend of a friend– a highly successful head of a global business
When we hear the word “networking,” it can conjure up images of the world’s “super-networkers” – people passing out reams of business cards at events and cocktail parties, telling savvy stories, and impressing you with their perfectly crafted 30-second elevator pitches. But this type of networking is not for everyone.