It’s Fryday

It’s Fryday

Bonjour, mes révolutionnaires de bureau! Brace yourselves for a weekend that’s about to go from deliciously greasy to historically queasy. We’re starting with National French Fries Day and climaxing with Bastille Day (with a certain convention starting next week). Sounds like a combo recipe for revolution! Here’s your agenda for this Franco-American weekend: Launch your […]

How Do I Know If I Like My Job?

How Do I Know If I Like My Job? Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Does the term “work-life balance” resonate with you? For many professionals, it represents the elusive goal of finding harmony between their careers and personal lives. However, a more winning approach is to make your work an integrated part of your life, not just something to counterbalance as the traditional view implies. To evaluate if you’ve […]

Is leadership better than management?

Is leadership better than management? Leadership vs management

This is a popular question, but I find the entire “leadership vs. management” dichotomy to be misguided and unproductive. Comparing the two concepts along the better–worse axis is almost from the realm of apples vs oranges. Originally, management was viewed as a formal organizational role focused on planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling resources to […]

The Insidious Art of “Patter” – And How to Resist It

The Insidious Art of “Patter” – And How to Resist It

A Leadershit Lesson from Trump Have you ever felt mesmerized by a politician’s speech or a salesperson’s pitch, almost unconsciously being lulled into agreement? You may have experienced the powers of “patter” – an insidious technique of using strategic repetition and cadence to bypass rational thinking. At its core, patter involves the strategic use of […]

Canada: Poutine Pandemonium and Productivity Plunge

Canada: Poutine Pandemonium and Productivity Plunge

This week in Canada, it’s essentially National Poutine Week. What was once a mere “Day” has now blossomed into a full-fledged, week-long celebration, courtesy of overzealous restaurateurs and food enthusiasts. For an entire seven-day stretch, the entire country is twirling around the name that the majority of humanity refuses to pronounce. This is unprecedented for […]

Tesla Brain Drain is Not “To” OpenAI but rather “From” Musk

Tesla Brain Drain is Not “To” OpenAI but rather “From” Musk Tesla brain drain is not *to* OpenAi but rather *from* Musk

Elon Musk’s success and wealth alone do not make him the smartest person alive. While he skillfully reframes Tesla’s brain drain as a sign of the company’s superiority, he fails to grasp that increasing pay is a temporary fix, not a permanent solution: A new baseline is set, which is inevitably followed by escalation. Tesla […]

A Hidden Benefit of 360-Degree Reviews

A Hidden Benefit of 360-Degree Reviews Part 3: A Hidden Benefit of 360-Degree Reviews

Ever wondered if there’s more to 360-degree reviews than meets the eye? In this article, we’ll uncover yet another A360 secret that could transform your team’s dynamics. We’ll explore real-life examples and offer practical insights that may change the way you view feedback and leadership development. In Part 1, I outlined the benefits of 360-degree […]

UVALDE, BOEING, COJONES, and Shared Values

UVALDE, BOEING, COJONES, and Shared Values Uvalde, Boeing, Cojones, and Human Values

It took the US JD 604 days to acknowledge the glaring truth: the police response to the May 24, 2022, deadly Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting was “a failure that should not have happened.” Well, duh!.. One year, seven months, and 25 days, and nearly 600 pages later, the report highlights “a sweeping array of […]

360-degree Assessment: Best Practices

360-degree Assessment: Best Practices Assessment 360 best practices

Every New Year celebration comes with the burden of annual performance reviews. More often than not, the review includes a dreaded 360-degree assessment. I am not going to spend your time on the well-documented downsides of this tool. On the contrary, the tool may be essential for people development – if you follow these Assessment-360 […]

When Quality Meets Diversity, Diversity Wins

When Quality Meets Diversity, Diversity Wins Quality Diversity

Apparently, not many people wanted to admit that When Lean and Safety Meet, Lean Wins — but today many businesses are more cautious with Lean, thanks to Boeing. And here’s more good news! Recently, we learned that When Diversity meets Quality, Diversity wins. This time, it did not cost 346 lives, thanks to Boeing again! […]