Lessons from Burnt Cookies

I have a failed relationship with chocolate chip cookies. I love them so I want to learn to bake them but they refuse to bake right. Both my attempts at baking chocolate chip cookies have resulted in overdone and slightly burnt cookies. I agree that I need to practice baking but honestly I am pretty …

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Good boss, bad boss

A few days ago I realized that this year marks a decade of my career in Human Resources. Over this past decade I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of bosses and in some of my roles, I have had the opportunity to manage teams. So I wrote down a few points …

How to be More Creative at Work

This year's Global Leadership Summit included a session with author Fredrik Haren (author of The Idea Book).  Haren is a business creativity expert from Sweden who, according to Forbes, lets people stay on his private island for free. His session during the summit got me thinking a little more about business creativity. He made an …

Learning and Innovation

Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to lead pilot projects related to Learning and Innovation. The exposure that these projects have provided in terms of Knowledge Management has been significant. Innovation is often connected with big inventions, technological breakthroughs, and super smart people even though we know that in reality that …

Nonprofits: It’s time to design your fundraising strategy

Does your nonprofit have less than 1000 donors, then this post is for you. The beginning of the year marks the beginning of financial years for a large number of nonprofits. As a nonprofit, your organization must have set aside a fundraising budget for the year. Now is the time to set a strategy in …

Entrepreneurial Employees

Entrepreneurial employees - the one consistent wish on every manager's list. Not everyone with an entrepreneurial mindset end up starting their own companies - some of them work for other companies and are probably part of your team now.  Habits of employees with an entrepreneurial mindset: They don't hesitate to take initiative and display strong …

Business Books on our 2017 Reading List

Business books that you need to put on your reading list too! Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home.     Deep Work by Cal Newport Deep work is the …