Work that matters

Work that Matters Starts with Matters that Work

To most of us, the phrase Work that Matters implies job satisfaction. The outcome is reduced stress, lower turnover and higher productivity – in business, a ‘win-win’ for employees, customers and shareholders. The logic is infallible. So, I ask you, why is there such a gap between the theory and the practice? Why are so many organizations and many workers struggling to find workplace nirvana?… Read More»

2 High-Speed Fighter Pilot Secrets: The Debrief and Lessons Learned

Our Air Force is, hands down, the best in the world. Have you ever wondered how military leaders ensure the continued success of our nation’s fighting force? How does our military routinely take a young college graduate and turn them into a precision-focused supersonic Fighter Pilot? The answer is found in a simple, scalable, repeatable […] Read moreRead More»

Without Empathy Organizational Success is at Risk

Empathy for others is a key element in forming and maintaining professional and personal relationships. Without empathy, it’s difficult to understand the viewpoints and feelings of others. Without empathy, we can become detached from what really matters to others. Focusing on others is a far cry from the mindset of what some researchers have labeled […] Read moreRead More»

8 Ways to Conquer Self-Doubt

Everyone struggles with feelings of insecurity and self-doubt from time to time, even those who might otherwise project the most assured and confident persona. A little self-doubt is not only normal, it’s sometimes desirable. According to the psychotherapist, Adam Phillips, self-doubt and anxiety serve an important function:  In many ways, self-criticism is essential for our […] Read moreRead More»

Are You Succeeding Through People Skills?

In 2013, Forbes published an article . If you read through the list, you most likely nodded your head in agreement. Likeability, flexibility, communication skills, leadership skills, negotiation skills all make the list. They fit the expected picture of someone who is highly effective at work. Now for the tough question: Are you actually succeeding […] Read moreRead More»

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