Standards in the Family Business Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children. His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called “genetic epistemology”. One of Piaget’s theories discusses objective permanence. Object permanence is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be observed [Continue Reading]
Work-Life Balance; Work, Love, Play
“The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play.” Work, Love and Play are the three realms of life discussed by Erik Erikson. Erik Homburger Erikson was a German-born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development of human beings. He may [Continue Reading]
Continuous Improvement Is An Evolution
. Continuous Improvement is most successful through incremental, continual steps rather than giant leaps; it’s an evolution. Louis L’Amour has been called American’s storyteller. Louis L’Amour is to westerns what Stephen King is to horror and Danielle Steel is to romance novels. One of the most prolific and popular authors in the world, L’Amour began [Continue Reading]
Business culture: the way your organization operates; its customs, attitudes, etiquette, etc.
Why Culture Matters
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]
How Do You Measure A Year?
The Broadway show “Rent” has a lyric,” Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, how do you measure a year? The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: a list by Patrick Lencioni: • Absence of Trust — unwilling to be vulnerable within the group • Fear of Conflict — seeking artificial harmony over constructive passionate debate [Continue Reading]
Language defines the message in business culture
Language matters. Spoken language is the most powerful communication tool used to enable teams, cultures and companies. Time and time again we see great leaders investing time and grappling with the message. They understand that spoken words, capture the imagination, excite, inspire, ignite action and raise spirits. Language matters! Great teams, great cultures have their [Continue Reading]
Change Management – ‘Treat Teams Like A Garden’
Change Management from a personal experience. Years ago I visited the corporate office of a German firm. They were a supplier to my business and were causing us all kinds of issues. Quality issues, shipping discrepancies were beginning to affect our customers. I arrived to meet with the Quality Manager near lunch time, Herr Kruger [Continue Reading]