Are you a student?

Are you a student?

Humanergists recently did a “live 360” at a team meeting. Basically, we met for 2-minute one-on-one sessions to give each other feedback about our strengths and opportunities. For teams with high trust and good relationships, this process works well when...
Why invest at the top?

Why invest at the top?

Making the decision to invest in a CEO’s development can be tricky. When resources are scarce or performance is generally fair to good, it can be tempting to settle for the status quo. Unfortunately, that decision can bring dire consequences. Stagnation.  In the...
The perils of praise

The perils of praise

My kids have an amazing collection of trophies, medals, ribbons and certificates. I agree with the concerns shared by Ashley Merrman, in “Losing is Good for You” at NewYorkTimes.com. She writes about the downside of the “everyone gets a trophy”...
Three reasons NOT to have a meeting

Three reasons NOT to have a meeting

I saw a post today about how to drastically cut meeting time by sending out relevant materials in advance and proceeding right to discussion. Margaret Heffeman writes in her blog at cbsnews.com that assuming people do their homework and proceeding right to discussion...