The Work/Life Balance Myth…

When I visit with organizations, they often talk to me about their “work/life” balance situation in either a positive manner or a negative manner.  I don’t always know how to deal with this because I have a very different vision of the whole thing. The idea of “work/life” balance is kind of tough to swallow…or, in other words, its a …

The Process Always Wins!

In consulting and business, you hear a lot of talk about “issues” and “problems.” Most of them share a common theme in that they are often symptoms of a larger issue. One that too often isn’t addressed before it begins causing the organization troubles and one that is too often overlooked by consultants because they aren’t properly schooled in uncovering …

A Few Thoughts On Bitcoin

I didn’t ever really follow the buzz about Bitcoin, but I did pick up a few things here and there. I think that the Bitcoin/Mt Gox issue brings to light a few interesting things: 1. This is what a true free market looks like. Unregulated, no recourse. 2. If you were/are using Bitcoin as an investment, you should look at …

Are You Hiring For The Right Things…?

As a boss, manager, owner, HR person, etc… When you write your job descriptions, are you creating job postings that look like lists of things you might find on a syllabus? Or are you creating a document that invigorates the talent you are hoping to attract?  In other words, are you measuring inputs or outputs?