Posts Tagged ‘ meaning ’

Management Ideas: Lost In Translation

I had an interesting discussion with a colleague yesterday. We were discussing the evolution of management practices (as one does over a late Sunday brunch) and I made the observation that there were a number of useful, valuable and entirely relevant management practices that were being explored in the 1990s, that have pretty much since…
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Defining What We Do

As a consultant and an entrepreneur, I have been marketing myself virtually my entire professional career. Given that stretches well over two decades now, you would assume that is something I would have become relatively good at. And in certain contexts I arguably have.



Lies, Damn Lies and… Where are the Statistics?

A really interesting article caught my attention in the Globe & Mail on Monday, suggesting that your most engaged employees may also be your lowest performing employees. And your high performers may be feeling completely powerless. I can only imagine the legion of managers and supervisors that snorted their morning coffee or choked on their bagel as…
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Virtual Teams: A Futile Effort

Albert Einstein is attributed with defining insanity as, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…



What Are You In It For?

Entrepreneurs and leaders face enormous challenges. They are not the same challenges, however, and it would be dangerous to genericize the concept of ’universal leader’ in the same way that ’homo economicus’ is a bit of a non-starter. The investment marketplace is an irrational place to play, but we are all unique in our irrationality.



Changing Language: The Need to Keep Up

Words are powerful. They shape how we function, they influence what we think and they change how we perceive the world around us. The astonishing thing is that they have the power to do so without many of us even realizing it.



Reclaiming ‘Strategy’

Do we need to reclaim ‘strategy’? There was a very interesting article in yesterday’s Globe and Mail that essentially suggests that the words ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic’ are overused, hype-filled and meaningless buzzwords.



On The Curatorial Role

An interesting word has shown up more frequently of late. At least, I’ve noticed it more. It’s not a new word, by any stretch. In fact it’s an old — and seemingly old-fashioned — word. One that implies stuffiness, to an extent, but also curiosity. It connotes bringing together a jumble of otherwise uninspired objects,…
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Finding A Path To Purpose

The past six months have been interesting. Challenging. Difficult. Not fun, although there have been fun elements. Not exactly happy, although there have been happy moments. I have been starting over. And starting over is hard.



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