Writing and today’s workplace

31/01/2018 Add Comment

Writing has always been an activity with little margin for error.  In ancient Egypt, authors had to very carefully plan their writing, word by word, lest they make an error that required a complete restart with countless hours of rework. Similarly, in the Middle Ages scribes recorded history or wrote letters for their patrons.  The ...

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A Culture of Accountability

16/07/2013 Add Comment

“Who in your life can you really count on?”  This question was posed to me recently by my friend and author David Irvine.  David has written a number of books on culture, leadership and accountability, including “Accountability: Getting a Grip on Results” that he co-authored with Sean Murphy and Bruce Klatt. As I pondered his ...

Progress versus Happiness

16/07/2013 Add Comment

Oilweek, January 2012 Progress versus Happiness Scott Morris, RESULTS.com Traditional management suggests that in order to create a productive workplace, we need to have happy, satisfied employees.  In my 30 year career I have participated in, and helped facilitate the creation and deployment of, a number of “Employee Satisfaction Surveys”.  From these surveys employers build ...

Getting Uncomfortable

16/07/2013 Add Comment

All business leaders recognize the need for change.  The world is just moving too fast to even dream that we can continue operating under the status quo from year to year.  But change requires energy.  How can business leaders create the organizational energy needed to fuel change and overcome the inertia of status quo? Tension ...

Becoming Referable

16/07/2013 Add Comment

Any business leader will tell you that referrals and word-of-mouth introductions are the most effective sources of new customers for any company in a business-to-business environment.  A recent review of our client base showed that well over 50% of our current clientele originated from a referral, and in some cases we could trace numerous new ...

Why You Should Pick a Fight

16/07/2013 Add Comment

If you were like me growing up, you may have found yourself in the school principal’s office from time to time due to some misbehavior or offence. For me, I recall one particular occasion when I was on the losing end of a playground brawl with one of the larger boys in my school. Of ...

What’s the Story

16/07/2013 Add Comment

One of my family’s favorite movies is RV starring Robin Williams.   In it the hero Bob Munro, played by Williams, takes his family on a vacation in a rented RV while secretly continuing to work in his high-profile job at an advertising agency.  He even goes as far as coordinating his cross-country RV trip ...

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