Category: Leadership

Want To Lose? Shake Up Your Team!


Change for the sake of change is an idea with profoundly negative associations for me. I don’t know where that started but it is very old. Now there is support for my view, from the Harvard Business School. In the December 2013 issue of… Continue Reading “Want To Lose? Shake Up Your Team!”

I Have Hope For The Future.


One of the reasons is Ananya Mukherjee who is pursuing a masters degree in science at The University of Calcutta.  You can visit her blog here.  It is sometimes brilliantly creative. A recent one 3 Ways Thermodynamics Helps Us In Being Creative or Productive helped… Continue Reading “I Have Hope For The Future.”

Asymmetry Is Everywhere


Financial losses hurt more than gains feel good.  Twice as much if you listen to Kahneman and Tversky in their now-famous “Prospect Theory”  This well-proven and intuitive idea is sound and helps us learn a little about ourselves. While Kahneman and Tversky dealt with… Continue Reading “Asymmetry Is Everywhere”

Yes, You Can Do That


Leadership is an uneven skill.  Except for the command and control form, you cannot impose leadership on others.  Things that are imposed are opposed.  Leadership success is more about helping others to succeed by clearing obstacles from their path. One of the important obstacles… Continue Reading “Yes, You Can Do That”

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up


Will Rogers used to say that it was easy to be a humorist.  He had the whole congress writing material for him.  Not too different today.  Certainly Jon Stewart has no trouble finding worthy material. Here is another. On Tuesday, December 17 a huge… Continue Reading “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”

A Surprising Event


Occasionally something happens that is so far from what I expect that the alarms go off and require a rethink of my worldview.  I heard about such an event recently.  It involved Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty and the French Ambassador to Canada.  I… Continue Reading “A Surprising Event”

Is Participating In Sports Valuable?


Recent problems in the NFL have started people to talking about the value of football in particular and of sports in general.  Do you believe you should involve yourself and your children in sports of any kind?  In North America, the answer is clearly… Continue Reading “Is Participating In Sports Valuable?”

Decisions, Decisions


What are the ingredients for a good decision? How does someone combine them? I suppose we would need to know what a good decision is before going further. Perhaps it is durable, or immediately solves a problem, or makes money, or achieves support from… Continue Reading “Decisions, Decisions”

Boring


How boring is your job? Strangely even the most interesting and exciting jobs have boring parts. Often significantly large boring parts. What should we do about that as an employer and what should employees be doing about it? How boring is it for Harrison… Continue Reading “Boring”

When Does Financial Literacy Begin?


Financial literacy is a multifaceted skill and a parent should begin to build it in their children as soon as they are able to understand the concept of barter. After all that is what money is about. You trade your skills, time and effort… Continue Reading “When Does Financial Literacy Begin?”

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