Beyond Core Skillset – Attributes for a Dynamic World

Adaptability, patience and awareness sound more like topics you speak of when embarking on a spiritual journey than qualities that every individual should consider as their essential equipment in the workplace. For decades, recruitment and training frameworks have been designed to source or build an individual’s skill set. Skill set is defined as “a specific… Read more »

How do you create self-organizing teams? You don’t. Part 2

It’s not just companies and managers who want self-organizing teams; people doing the work have very similar goals:  Autonomy – the desire for self-direction   Mastery – improvement in areas which matter to us  Purpose – a sense that our work is meaningful.   “There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like.”  -Anaïs Nin  Diary1941  Science suggests autonomy, mastery, and purpose are far more effective than incentives for motivation. So if companies, their people, and… Read more »

Building a Better Project Team

You know the feeling. Your project is teetering on the edge of disaster. A run of setbacks has the team struggling, and you’ve just found out that the equipment you need for the next phase will be six weeks late. What happens now? All too often, the result is a mess of disillusionment, finger pointing, and delays. But some teams pull together, find creative solutions, and… Read more »

5 Growth Strategies for Young Consultants

For a young business consultant playing in a field with colleagues and clients who surpass you in age and experience, adding value is one of the biggest challenges. Some 600,000 people in the United States currently work as consultants, but with millennials – the largest generation in the U.S. workforce – just beginning their careers,… Read more »