Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold Irish poet William Butler Yeats composed and published The Second Coming in 1919. Some think the poem speaks of loose cannons, falcons that don’t listen. Some think the writer was speaking of revolution and the [Continue Reading]
. “When I worked for you, I thought I was Superman.” I have occasionally reflected on why that was. Not sure I know all the answers, but the things I do know are that the environment were real, the energy was high, and the crap was low.” A friend shared that he had actually received [Continue Reading]
. Why are you in business? Does your company culture reflect the owner’s values, inspire employees and satisfy customers’ needs? During a recent discussion about the new iPhone 5, a friend asked our group, ‘why Apple is in business’? A business is an activity that provides goods or services to consumers for the purpose of [Continue Reading]
Innovation and Culture, Culture and Innovation maybe permanently, inexorably linked. Like the age-old riddle about silence–which expires the moment you say its name
It takes a leader to create momentum to boost employee morale. Others catch it. Momentum is heat.
Autotelic vs. Entropic Over 2300 years ago Aristotle wrote that more than anything else, men and women seek happiness. “Happiness depends on ourselves.” More than any other philosopher, Aristotle enshrines happiness as a central purpose of human life and a goal in itself. One idea is to seek and find your sweet spot, your overlap. [Continue Reading]
All roads lead to Culture. A company’s culture might be described as a system. A system designed to provide the tools for people to continually improve their work. The etymology of the modern “culture” has a classical origin. In English, the word “culture” is based on a term used by Cicero, in his Tusculan Disputations, [Continue Reading]
There is a connection between the progress of a society and progress in the arts! The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de’ Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was the age of Shakespeare!” Culture Matters! Did you ever wonder why, [Continue Reading]