Book review: Innovation leaders

Innovation Leaders: How Senior Executives Stimulate, Steer and Sustain Innovation Jean-Philippe Deschamps Jossey-Bass, $37.99 There's a quote at the top of Chicago's John Hancock Centre that we should bring back to Hamilton and put up on every billboard. The quote, from the late Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow, headlines the history of Chicago exhibit inContinue reading “Book review: Innovation leaders”

Book review: Art of Possibility

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander Penguin Books,$21 I apologize in advance. I don't mean to be rude, disruptive or disrespectful. But the next time you inflict death by PowerPoint and drone on and on and on about 101 slightly interesting and not so relevant facts andContinue reading “Book review: Art of Possibility”

10 reasons Gen Xers are unhappy at work

I've yet to work in an organization where you could actually field an entire company softball team with all the Gen Xers on staff. At best, we could field a team of 5 players, with no one covering 3rd base, left field and catcher. As Boomers start retiring, employers shouldn't count on Gen Xers to enthuastically step upContinue reading “10 reasons Gen Xers are unhappy at work”

Trouble at the office?

Business Week has put out their special Business@Work issue. Great articles on work-life balance, staying creative, dealing with toxic bosses, rigid bureaucracies, generation gaps and time management survival strategies. From Good to Great author Jim Collins…"as I look at the most effective people we've studied, a 'stop-doing' list or not-to-do list is more important thanContinue reading “Trouble at the office?”