Sometimes we get stuck focusing on the deficits in life. We do so at the risk of maximizing and promoting the assets, or the good things. This is certainly true when it comes to workplace morale.Read More
Yes, our organizations are many things. One thing they are NOT, however — at least for most of us — is a center of wellbeing.
People who write (and obsess) about the things I write (and obsess) about often reference statistics and studies about things like employee engagement. You’ve probably heard stats like two out of every three people in the US are not engaged at work. This is true, terrible, and a helpful measurement for us to understand what’s going on, but what if there’s an even bigger problem to contend with?Read More
Just last week I found a new favorite radio show on NPR: Snap Judgment, hosted by Glynn Washington. And here’s the segment of his show that hooked me: Tatyana Brown’s “National Holiday Project.”
Tatyana, a poet, found herself in a situation very familiar to most of the poets and other artists in the world through time immemorial: working a “real” job to pay the bills.
In Tatyana’s case…Read More
I shared recently how I’ve been holding myself back lately, trying to appear reasonable in order to bring more doubters over to The Human Side of Business. I think a big part of that was my own fear of being rejected. But finally it occurred to me, you know what? That’s enough. Like the Far Side cartoon, Noah’s Ark is casting off from the dock. If we leave a couple of dinosaurs behind… well, you can only help the willing.Read More
Recently, I was interviewed by two different ambitious Millennials on the topic of entrepreneurial success. It’s a huge honor to be interviewed, to have the chance to...Read More