Monthly Archives: July 2016

Did You Know: Golf is a Lot Like Employee Engagement? (Part 1)

This weekend, I spent time watching the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. It featured 86 of the best golfers in the world playing a challenging course under somewhat adverse conditions. As I was watching, it brought to mind several parallels between … Continue reading

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Is The Workforce Changing in Your Organization?

A lot has been written about the changing workforce.  Millennials, Generations X and Y are either in the existing workforce or coming into the workforce and baby boomers are getting ready to leave.  When those baby boomers leave, there will … Continue reading

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How Are Your Team’s Critical Thinking Skills?

When I was a science teacher, one of our goals was to enhance the ability of our students to use critical thinking skills. As I look at the approach to studying problems commonly used today, I am afraid we failed. … Continue reading

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Placing Social Emphasis on Work

Last week the U. S. celebrated its 240th birthday.  Today, we hear a lot about erosion of the middle class and wages being suppressed but what about the average, everyday colonist in 1776.  What was important, what was work like … Continue reading

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Did You Know: We are Halfway Through 2016

On July 1, we passed the half-way point of 2016. You may have begun the new year with the usual resolutions, but we are not going to dwell on those. It is time, however, to look at what has happened … Continue reading

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