Fuel for Thought

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Fuel for Thought

Insights, Perspectives, and Thought Leadership

Olympic Gold Medal

Is Your Business Going for Gold?

The Gold Medal – the highest award in Olympic competition. Who doesn’t want to be a gold medal winner? Every time I tune into the Olympics I am inspired by the stories. The passion and dedication of each athlete as they strive for excellence is almost unbelievable. They do it for their country, their sport…

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Top Employee Gift for this Holiday Season isn’t a Holiday Party.

Giving gifts is all about recognizing people and celebrating events, like the wedding gift to close friends who are embarking on a new chapter in their lives. The intent of the gift is to give something of value, something that will contribute to the couple’s happiness. Unlike this wedding scenario however, giving gifts or recognition…

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Preventing Software Implementation Failures due to Poor Culture

If you’re like me you’re sick to death from hearing about the great culture at Zappo’s and Google.  After all, if we had a gazillion dollars in cash flow we’d all build gyms and onsite daycares for our employees, wouldn’t we?  So, when it comes to culture do we all need to be a Zappo’s…

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Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch?

A recent Fast Company blog by Shawn Parr quoted famous management thought leader Peter Drucker in his headline: “Culture eats strategy for lunch”.  How can culture be the trump card in a hand that contains so many high cards like mission, vision, strategy and objectives?  Surely a well thought out and planned process to achieve…

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Did You Make the 2011 Best Companies to Work For List?

So I’m guessing that your answer to this headline is no? I’m sure you’d like to have your company on the list but it’s not. So what are we going to do about that? Sometimes it’s just too much pressure to read about the perennial winners like Google, Zappos, Boston Consulting, SAS and Wegmans. Yes…

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