The (Symbiotic) Relationship Between Employer and Employee

How do the basic bonds within a company mimic relationships found in nature?  A company’s strength is to a large degree derived from the quality of the bond between employer and employee. If the employee, whether a physician, dog walker or factory worker, feels that his or her interests are respected and his work is […]

The Grit Factor

So how gritty are you?  And maybe more importantly, how gritty are your employees? I stumbled across a TED talk on the topic of “grit” the other day. A. L. Duckworth from the University of Pennsylvania along with her colleagues had studied the topic extensively, tracked the success of students with “grit” versus those without, […]

More Than a User Manual

I’ve had more than one experience where after bringing home some new gadget requiring a bit of technical expertise to install, I am disappointed to find the directions sorely lacking. A quick phone call to technical assistance gives me only a shred of new insight on how I can use the product to its fullest […]