Look for what is missing!

One way to be remarkable is to look for what is missing and then provide it. Five Red Apples… The painting is classy; it hangs near the elevators in a hotel in Washington, DC, and it is the first thing that grabs your eye. It’s got wonderful lighting and colors that draw you into the [...]

Two designs for your one-on-one meetings with staff

Recently, there has been a lot of press about companies and organizations walking away from the annual performance appraisals. I believe there are many factors contributing to this, but I think the most important – and maybe surprising – is the employees themselves. Most people want to know how they are doing in real time [...]

2016: Think of it as a Fresh Start to Your Relationships

This past December, Professor Robert Waldinger gave a TED Talk that has subsequently become one of the most popular talks in the history of the program. In just over a month, it has garnered more than 2.5 million views. Why has it become so popular, so quickly? I believe it’s because he tries to answer [...]