The Middle Ball

The Middle Ball

Dad had a bitchin’ office. Realize this is coming from the perspective of a 9-year old who still considered Batman figurines “cool,” but I’m going to say my opinion holds up. He had a computer (this was 1070’s technology, so it was the...
Old Dog, meet New Trick

Old Dog, meet New Trick

When was the last time you challenged your own routine? Recently, in the midst of a Keynote delivery, I had the opportunity to pose this question to the audience, but added a twist ~ how would you advise someone else to challenge their routine? We do love to give...
Losing Hurts (times 2)

Losing Hurts (times 2)

Losing hurts. Not only does it hurt us to lose, but apparently it hits us with twice the weight as would a victory! It’s true, did you know that? In 2002, Dr. Daniel Kahneman (a psychologist by trade) won the Nobel Prize in Economics for a study on judgment and...
Ball 4 – Charlie Allenson

Ball 4 – Charlie Allenson

Continuing this mad experiment, I’m expecting great things from our next interview guest, Charlie Allenson. He’s a New York City consultant who teaches improv comedy techniques to improve business and communication skills. What’s not to like? He is HR Hardball™ member...

Culture Change makes for Odd Couples

The lines can be blurred when determining a true “culture” change vs. a change in business practices. Take McDonald’s (please) as an example ~ can they really pull this off? Fruit and veggies with a Happy Meal? How could you possibly bet against the...