Consequences at work

Consequences at work

When we think of the word “consequences” a number of negative emotions can be triggered – shame, pain, deprivation or other unfavorable feelings. So do consequences always have to have a gloomy connotation? What is the right role for consequences at...
Moo: Leadership in the (literal) field

Moo: Leadership in the (literal) field

Daisy is a cow. She just got a new field. Daisy is excited and a little anxious about this new field. On the first day, Daisy’s anxiety caused her to stick pretty much to the middle of the field. Emily, the farmer, left her alone to find her own way. A few days later,...
Four steps to employee engagement

Four steps to employee engagement

More than half of the people who leave their jobs do so because of their boss, according to the smart people at Gallup. Sure, employee engagement (emotional commitment to the organization and its goals) matters, too. Who is responsible for 70% of an employee’s...
Lead your leader: Managing up

Lead your leader: Managing up

Bosses come in all shapes, sizes and types. Knowing how to manage up, influence and collaborate with Boss A does not guarantee you’ll get good results with Boss B. Yet there are some general principles that apply to everyone, like getting to know your...