Mulligan Stew

Mulligan Stew. A traditional dish thought to have originated with poor Irish (“Mulligan,” get it?) immigrants whom, managing through tough times, would literally throw whatever they could find into a pot, boil it up & serve. Potatoes, onions, carrots,...
Company Christmas Parties – DEFCON 4

Company Christmas Parties – DEFCON 4

“Colonel Conley, Take us to DEFCON 3 and get SAC on the line…” If you were still a kid in the 80’s, “War Games” is a movie you probably still fondly remember (if not, you’re dead to me, but that’s beside the point.) Matthew...

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...

Get Out There and Fail!

See if you can spot the error in this scenario…While working for a company dependent upon a robust and innovative Research & Development contribution, it was whispered that the “C- level” leader of that particular business unit was intolerant of...
Explosion or Erosion

Explosion or Erosion

“Change” is a funny thing. We don’t like it, some fear it, some try to avoid it, but we all realize it to be ultimately inevitable and unavoidable. For the most part, we learn to adapt as needed after some level of resistance. It’s a natural,...

Culture of One

“Culture of One” – is that a cool brand or what? Sounds so Highlander-ish (if you don’t get the reference, ask an old person like me). Brings to mind the donning of a cloak, sacred chanting, and the possible inclusion of a scepter. I’m...