When reality beats theory: why we learn so much from real-life eventsJuly 25, 2019
At the end of the last post, I commented that my decision to use the case method – where...0
Is making slides look beautiful worth the effort?May 5, 2019
Reflecting further on the theme of adding more dynamism to our presentations, I realize that there is at least...
On Hillary Clinton’s discourse: Where was the story that lets us inside?May 31, 2017
Last time, I wrote about Hillary Clinton’s exceedingly weak response in a Meet the Press interview from March 22,...
The sheer power of repetition in political discourseMay 19, 2017
In the last post, we looked at some rather unique elements of President Trump’s approach to speech-making. Whatever one’s...
Do we use the wrong criteria when we choose investments?November 10, 2016
My ongoing exploration of Southwest Airlines, with its unusual people policies, and simultaneously sensational stock market results, has been...
Put culture on the agenda and make it stickNovember 5, 2015
Whenever I make a public speech or work with a company on matters pertaining to building and sustaining a...
Crafting stories of purposeMarch 13, 2015
In the last post, we ended with the thought that any kind of work can be reframed, placed in...
Engagement changes everythingFebruary 19, 2015
Wherever I have worked or consulted in organizations, I have made something of a habit of telling everyone in...
The possibilities of a middle management roleJanuary 23, 2015
For a little more than a month now, I have been writing about topics related to middle management. In...