Do We Really Need Diversity?

Do We Really Need Diversity?

Diversity has been a subject of increasing focus in today’s world. Schools and businesses aim to be more and more diverse with each passing year. The question is, why is diversity so important?  Do we really need diversity? I would argue yes.  And I’d like to...

Forget the Right Answer!

Critical thinking has become a huge buzzword in the modern world. Every survey of CEOs seems to put it right at the top of valued skills, asking every employee to be proficient in it. Rightly so, as well, in my opinion. However, as highly as this skill is valued, the...

The Boss is Always Right… Right?

It has been widely publicized that Google allows its people to use 20 percent of their time to work on whatever they want. This seems like a huge amount of time taken away from other projects, so why do they do it? The answer: it works! Google’s practice is...

Subject-Matter Experts: Asset or Liability?

Everyone wants to be an expert on something. You see “experts” all over the place and they seem to be the most sought after for jobs and promotions as well as the folks that people go to first when they have a question. So obviously, a subject-matter expert (SME) is...

Making Bad Business Decisions and How to Stop

Whether you’re an individual contributor, a manager, or the leader of a major corporation, mistakes are a reality that we face. When mistakes are made, we have a tendency to blame external forces — the customers don’t know a good thing when they see it, the...