“I hate to say I told you so, but have you all seen what customers are saying about our new ads? We should have chosen a different theme; the current campaign is a disaster!”, shouted Joe, one of the marketers on the new product team. A few people in the room sighed. “He is such […]
Why we shouldn’t fear conflict at work?
Have you ever wondered why some meetings are engaging but others lack even the tiniest bit of energy? Why some teams thrive in creativity while others are stagnant for months if not years? Why some companies are the technological vanguard of the world while others just can’t reach a certain level of innovation and fall […]
Team building workshops with a SWOT analysis
Last year I was attending a conference on management and processes optimization. One of the speakers presented an interesting result of the research conducted in the number of companies. During the study, researchers asked the managers and employees about how they evaluated the maturity and implementation of different processes in their organizations. The speaker displayed […]
Why being optimist alone is not enough for your business?
A few days ago I was talking with one of my friends who works for a large Internet company. A few months ago his team conducted a one-day workshop to find the most promising features which they could deliver to their users next year. So, he explained, we did everything by the book. They met […]
3 habits of effective entrepreneur in practice
The digital age and ruthless competition have caused us to become obsessed with productivity and constant improvements. This hype about achieving more in the same amount of time is not a surprise when we consider the statistics — for example, eight out of ten new businesses will fail within the first 18 months. In response […]
4 Tips for Successful Projects
Most organizations have experienced projects that did not end on time, were over budget, changed in scope over time, or at the end did not bring the expected value. Undoubtedly, all projects look simpler in a Powerpoint or Excel files produced by managers, but in reality, on a daily basis, the situation is much more […]
Leadership: is it possible to do it in humane way?
Recently, I watched the movie Whiplash starring JK Simmons, the winner of this year Academy Award for best supporting actor. I was absolutely shocked by the way that the fiercely demanding conservatory music teacher motivated his students. His goal was absolutely clear: to get more and more from them. I have begun to wonder: is […]