Pivot or Perish

Pivot or Perish

On March 12, 2020 I had a lot going on. My wife and I were moving to another state, we were planning for my oldest son’s last birthday party in our old town and I was gearing up for two months of nearly constant work travel. I had heard of the virus—first in a sales...
Cooking Up Great Learning

Cooking Up Great Learning

Picture by Twisha Patni Good cooking is like good learning in that both are a journey of simple-complex-simple. That’s part of our philosophy and the philosophy behind New York Times best-selling author and celebrated chef Samin Nosrat’s culinary approach. “Whether...
Be the Change

Be the Change

One of the most common things I hear from leaders working on ways they can be more effective is, “The problem is, the levels above me don’t work in this way. It’s very hard to implement these behaviors when the leaders at the top aren’t behaving this way.” The kinds...
The Recipe for Learner Engagement

The Recipe for Learner Engagement

When most employees hear the word “engagement” they may immediately think of one of those onerous employee engagement surveys. The irony of these surveys is that they are typically wildly unengaging. In addition, despite employees completing the survey, there is often...
Curiosity!

Curiosity!

It was nice to see a playful kitten with the spirit of Curious George on the cover of The Harvard Business Review about a year ago. My colleagues and I have long touted “curiosity.” From my perspective, curiosity is critical. It’s not just the backbone of...