Blog Archives

3D Competence: Domain Knowledge v Core Competencies

As we develop ourselves and our professional skills there are those that are 100% portable and those that may or may not move with us as we move through our careers. I spent ten years in the training and development

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in personal productivity

Collectivism v Individualism in work teams Part II

Monday I identified the following four issues with our current approach to team building and productivity in the workplace. Our systems of evaluation and compensation are all skewed toward individual performance rather than team performance. Our management structures tend to

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Leadership, personal productivity

What I did on my summer vacation: Brazil, Boston, Beards

Is there a beneficial collectivism that supports and maintains the individual while enhancing the chances for attaining success en toto?  Really, that’s your first sentence after two weeks vacation? I have spent the last two weeks with my wife’s family

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Leadership, personal productivity

Mental Ecology

You are responsible for what you hold in your mind, not for what goes through it. – John-Roger, D.S.S. “I will jump that fence and fight every n***** here,” Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles Both of these seemingly unrelated tidbits entered

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in personal productivity

The win at all costs culture

Performance enhancement.  It’s all over the sports pages, it dominated the business news during the credit default crisis, it fills your email spam folder.  So we could take the conversation in a lot of directions.  Is it a predominantly male

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Leadership, personal productivity

Make it your own.

My wife and I are doing a renovation project on our kitchen.  So many lessons of this home project are applicable to my work projects.  Having a vision of the outcome is critical, of course.  Here is another.  To make

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in personal productivity

Blazing new Frontiers

I was thinking this morning about how I admire people who light out on their own and build something new.  That doesn’t have to be inventing the geodesic dome (but I did watch a YouTube video on Buckminster Fuller).  It could be

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Leadership, personal productivity