How to champion your organization’s top 7 priorities

CEOs and other executives are finalizing their business strategies and financial plans at this time of year. With great enthusiasm, their thoughts turn from strategy to implementation. My frequent advice to CEOs is to have no more than seven top…

Drive innovation and diversity— at the same time. Learn how!

On Martin Luther King Day 2020, almost 52 years after his assassination, the issues of equal treatment and diversity and inclusion for all still trouble many companies. But here’s another way to look at the issue: The cultures that empower…

Your company’s innovation needs more mavericks

During annual workforce planning, Scott Ward, the President of Medtronic Vascular, used to say, “Hire some more mavericks. They don’t always fit in, but we need them for innovation.” He defined mavericks as the technical people who were dedicated to…

Lunch & Learn: Managing a Flexible and Remote Workforce–SOLD OUT

The ability to work from home or in a flexible environment is the #1 desired non pay benefit among employees. An effectively managed remote workforce leads to increased productivity from highly engaged employees, improved retention and a cost savings for…

Happy New Year! My Most Popular Blogs of 2019

Wishing you a happy and joyous New Year. Below are my most popular blogs in 2019! Newly Promoted to VP? Your Learning has Just Begun! A new vice president reached out to me recently to discuss how to prepare for…