Articles / Attitude / Collaboration / Communications / Creativity / Empowerment / Mid-Week Mentor / Positivity / Productivity / Profitability / Readings / Success / Work/Life Balance

Five Must-Dos to Improve Employee Engagement – Transform the Zombies into Humans

How can employees be motivated and inspired to be more productive, more creative and engaged.  It takes a more concerted effort by managers and organizations working from a strategic plan. See on Scoop.it – Mid-Week Mentor See on blogbysuchitra.wordpress.com Advertisements Continue reading

Ambition / Articles / Attitude / Blogs / Character / Coaching & Mentoring / Creativity / Decision Making / Education / Inspirational / Integrity / Lifelong Learning / Positivity / Readings / Success / Virtues / Work/Life Balance / Youth

Purpose, Work, Authenticity and Satisfaction

A recent Gallup study shows that a significant number of Americans are very dissatisfied with their job. The 2013 State of the American Workplace Report 2013 shows 30 percent of employees are engaged and inspired at work. Gallup surveyed more than 150,000 full- and part-time workers during 2012. That’s up from 28 percent in 2010. … Continue reading

Accountability / Articles / Character / Courage / Honor / Inspirational / Integrity / Readings / Relationships / Responsibility / Service to Others / Uncategorized

A Life Authentic

When my clients ask me to give them an example of a life lived authentically, I have often answer with a cliche-like response — Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Mark Twain, Hunter S. Thompson.  Those were my stock and trade answers.  Until now. On May 23rd of this year, Bob Fletcher passed away with little … Continue reading

Attitude / Books / Collaboration / Community / Decision Making / Education / Innovation / Inspirational / Leadership / Lifelong Learning / Readings / Success / Technology / Work/Life Balance

Behold, the Birth of the Nano-Gens

I’ve been re-reading OUTLIERS, Malcolm Gladwell’s insightful book on what makes some successful. Specifically, I am focused on the chapter about Bill Joy.  Bill is the quiet genius, the computer wizard who almost solely masterminded UNIX.  His cerebral fingerprints are inside all computers.  He twisted the coils of DNA of the Internet. Today, Joy is … Continue reading

Blogs / Change / Community / Creativity / Decision Making / Innovation / Products & Services / Readings / Strategy / Work/Life Balance

#Robots and More #Smart #Machines = More #Leisure?

I have my doubts. #Engineers, #economists and “futurists” jump in. This article is pretty good, but there are a lot of “if” in the contention that a more leisurely world is ahead of us. “In 2011, Chinese companies spent ¥8 billion ($1.3 billion) on industrial robots. Foxconn, which build iPads for Apple, hopes to have … Continue reading

Ambition / Attitude / Books / Character / Coaching & Mentoring / Education / Empowerment / Honor / Inspirational / Integrity / Leadership / Positivity / Quotes / Readings / Service to Others / Success / Virtues / Work/Life Balance / Youth

#Dumbledore’s Wisdom for #Business and #Life

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” Professor Dumbledore to #Harry #Potter  #FF #Quotes #Rowling #HarryPotter Continue reading

Articles / Change / Coaching & Mentoring / Collaboration / Community / Creativity / Empowerment / Innovation / Inspirational / Lifelong Learning / Mid-Week Mentor / Project Management / Readings / Relationships / Service to Others / Success / Teambuilding / Training / Work/Life Balance

#FastCompany Focus on #Coworking in #America

Coworking is more than desk space and meeting rooms. Fast Company (March Issue) shows how a number innovative companies — Zappos, AT&T, Plantronics — are encouraging select employees to broaden their engagement with others by working in shared space. About 1,800 coworking sites are now operating coast to coast serving about 45,000 US workers. Good … Continue reading