Category: coaching

A 2D Worm in a 4D World

A 2D Worm in a 4D World

If you bounce a ball in front of a worm navigating a flat surface, the worm will see a horizontal line growing in both directions momentarily – and then disappearing, without any explanation that the worm would find plausible. That’s what a two-dimensional life is all about: left, right, forward, and back. There’s no ups […]

“What this High Purpose is all about and why is it important?”

“What this High Purpose is all about and why is it important?” High Purpose

If you are leading an engineering company, you may find this explanation helpful. Purpose to company is like magnet to a box of iron pieces.   A strong magnet creates an invisible but powerful magnetic field. If you place a piece of magnetic material into a strong magnetic field, you convert it into a magnet. Leading with […]

Work Life as Business Travel

Work Life as Business Travel Think about your career as if it were business travel.

Think about your career as if it were business travel. If you do not plan to stay in the job for long, you behave like a hotel guest. You are not planning to change anything – and normally you won’t. You may leave some coffee stains on the carpet, collect all toiletries and, by mistake, […]

Four-Letter Word, Starting with ‘F’: ….. ?

Four-Letter Word, Starting with ‘F’: ….. ?

No, not the one you think. And I am not surprised. You need a paradigm shift. Imagine reading something like this: Healthy Sex: Indulge your “sweet tooth” — the healthy way. Adding a little spice to your sex life is not off-limits in the […] Clinic Diet. Here’s how you can have your muffin and […]

Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?

Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?

Do you have a best friend at work? If you have a problem answering this question, do the following. Clean your desk and put a white cloth on it or white paper. You may use any report that you have just removed from your desk because nobody reads them anyway, and you will feel good […]

Simon – The Who?..

Simon – The Who?..

I was privileged to participate as a judge in John Molson MBA International Case Competition. One of the cases was about a disruptive furniture retailer. The two teams offered very different strategies and presented them with truly professional flair, trying to make the best use of the available data and churning out strikingly dense and flawless presentations in […]

Five Points That Will Make Your Team Efficient, Fast

Five Points That Will Make Your Team Efficient, Fast

1. Make the Purpose of your company clear. Your Mission, your Vision, your Purpose – you may call it whatever you like, but your company needs one, and it must be meaningful. Make it clear to yourself first, then share with your team. If you find this “touchy-feely stuff” below your leadership greatness – do not bother […]