Back when I was in the advertising business at Ogilvy/New York, I was taught the importance of “leading from below.” The idea is simple: Manage your manager. Lead your leader. Boss your boss.Read More
In the last three months we’ve been awash in news about organizations, regions, states, and even entire countries struggling with the problem of having more jobs than the people to fill them. A sampling:Read More
It seems almost weekly we get contacted by an organization or event planner who wants us to deliver a keynote address on how to “win the war for workers.” We’re happy to oblige ...Read More
This week a group of high school Gen Z students from Florida told ABC News that they will march on Washington on March 24 (and across other cities, too), launching what they hope could become a movement for sensible gun legislation. Their mantra: “Stop killing us.” Stop debating and start acting to “Make America Safe Again.”Read More
It’s great to live in a country where Black Panther is the number one movie. Wayne Simmonds won the NHL All-Star game MVP. LeBron James didn’t “shut up and dribble.” And Oprah might be running for president in 2020.
That’s where we are, but there’s little doubt that it’s been a rough several years in terms of race relations in America. But what’s next?Read More
Every year, we travel all over the world speaking at 50 or more events organized by companies, associations, and other entities. Every event is different in size, scope, audience, and effectiveness. Having done this for a dozen years, we’ve learned a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two (hat tip to Farmers Insurance).Read More
There’s a growing pain point leaders in organizations of all types, kinds, and sizes are struggling to address. It’s issues around workers and the work culture. There isn’t much alignment these days.
We’ll explain why and what to do about it...Read More
There’s a mindset among today’s Boomer generation, those aged 54-72 this year, that “old” is something still far off into the future. Most Boomers tell us they think they’ll live to 95 or 100 years old, and won’t officially enter old age until they are north of 80.Read More
This week Amazon launched its cashier-less convenience store, Amazon Go, in Seattle. Download the app, scan yourself into the store, pick up your items and walk out. No checkout required.Read More
Recently Pew Research Center reported on how Americans today view conflict along racial, class, generational, and geographic lines. One interesting, but unexplained, difference they found was the perceptions of younger vs. older adults on the level of conflict in the nation today on racial and age differences.Read More
The future of neighborhood schools, public, charter, and private, rests in the hands of the Millennial generation. The largest generation in America today, born between 1983 and 2001 (or thereabouts), Millennials are now entering the parent stage of life.Read More
These days more and more people ask us about the generation coming after the Millennials, most often referred to as Generation "Z" as a placeholder name until a moniker emerges.
We're guessing Millennial fatigue has hit.Read More
It used to be that nonprofits and religious organizations were the only ones who talked about their “purpose.” If anything, they had cornered the market on doing things for a reason beyond profit.Read More