How do we create productive team meetings where work gets done and relationships are built? Hear from Dick Axelrod as he shares his Meeting Canoe framework to guide us in designing team […]
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“I’m dying.” Jamie’s strong vibrant voice uttered these words as Emily and I, along with friends and family, gathered at a healing ceremony to honor, support, and show our love for Jamie […]
A joint post by Dick and Emily Axelrod Have you ever had this experience? A red-faced, foot-stomping child yells at the top of their voice, “That’s not fair!” “Life isn’t fair,” you respond, […]
Millennials are continuous learners, team players, collaborators, achievement-oriented, socially conscious, and highly educated. Like many of us, they hate to have their time wasted in meetings that become soul-sucking chores. The experience […]
When we think of habits we often think of bad habits, when in fact habits are efficient patterns of behavior. Habits allow us to make routine decisions without having to rethink them […]
Engagement begets engagement. The first step is to engage in conversations that go beyond the mundane. Here are some examples:
Have you ever tried to pry a child from a video game? Not easy, is it? That is because game designers embed core engagement principles into every game. Quarrel®, a combination of […]
Are meetings in your organization time-wasting, energy-sapping affairs? A frequent suggestion to deal with this problem is to eliminate all meetings. What if instead of eliminating all meetings you made every meeting […]
Sometime this year, your organization will probably conduct an employee survey. The survey might indicate that you need to: Connect people to the organization’s vision. Increase trust with employees. Communicate more effectively.