Which is More Important – Job Skills or Human Skills?

What are the skills of the ideal team member? Organizations need to think about this for recruiting and interviewing. And any individual (perhaps that is you) who wants [...]

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Important Lessons from Jigsaw Puzzles

Wintertime memories of my kidhood include doing jigsaw puzzles in our living room. And in the first two weeks of this year, while far from a kid, I [...]

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The Case for (and Against) Leadership Kindness

I decided I wanted to write about leadership kindness, but before I began, I went to several social media channels and asked: Do you want a leader who [...]

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The Power of Paper

In college, I started using a Daytimer, and used them religiously for years. Starting in the early 1990’s, I started searching for a way to move away from paper [...]

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No One Wins the Blame Game

You’ve seen the blame game. Something goes wrong (or not the way people wanted it to go), so they point fingers at someone else and blame them for [...]

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The Power of a Shared Future Focus

I began my career as a nuclear engineering officer in the United States Navy submarine fleet. Towards the end of my time in the US Navy, I served [...]

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Getting the Most From Listening to Podcasts – Remarkable TV

There are podcasts on every imaginable topic. Anything that you have an interest in, there's probably a podcast or five about it. And many of those we might [...]

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Social versus Peer Learning

Our prodigious ability to learn is one of the things that makes us human. And while much of what we think about as learning is an individual endeavor, [...]

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Increasing Engagement and Retention at the Same Time

Two of the biggest buzzwords in organizational development circles over the past two years are engagement and retention. Both are rightfully pursued as important objectives. Unfortunately given all [...]

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What Will You Change Now? – Remarkable TV

I understand. The comfort zone is pretty nice. It's, well, comfortable. But if you're watching this video, of the millions you could have chosen, I'm guessing that you [...]

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