Knowledge has always been distributed, usually unevenly, across organizations. Senior leaders were the ones to pull the strands together to formulate key decisions.
Today, the availability of information and resources span the globe and demand more meetings and collaboration. This need is facilitated by many new tools and technologies, including:
Meeting management tools and discipline;
Voicemail / Email;
GoToMeeting like tools for hosting communications that can support connections for up to... Continue Reading
Since Thanksgiving is the time for giving thanks, it was very predictable that I saw quite a few articles and posts about the importance of expressing gratitude.
One author talked about the benefits of doing a "gratitude journal", and how it made him connect better to all the wonderful people, places, and things he had experienced.
Another article contained this very interesting summary of the benefits of gratitude, by Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, head of the division of biologic psychology at Duke University Medical Center:
If [thankfulness]... Continue Reading
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. - Aristotle
A client of mine for many years is on a prominent financial advisory team that manages in excess of $7 billion for its clients.
One member of the team recently announced his pending retirement and gave a presentation at their annual meeting. This gentleman's name is Jerry and he shared his experiences as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for 5 and 1/2 years.
Jerry is a very bright, friendly and positive fellow and he a... Continue Reading