Harness Your Peak Activity Window

Imagine an early morning visit to the zoo.  You’re all excited to see animals leaping around with enthusiasm, demonstrating their swift command over nature.  You first stop by the owl exhibit, only to find these majestic creatures engulfed in deep slumber.  Next, you wander over to cringe at the creepy bat display, only to find…

Aftershock

The forceful and deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that ripped through Nepal on April 25 ravaged the country, leaving more than 8,000 people dead. Unfortunately, the tragedy continued weeks later when, on May 12, an aftershock earthquake struck the region for a second time. Only slightly less intense, the aftershock was measured as a 7.3. The experts…

Your First Day

Remember that first day at your new job? You spoke to friends and family the night before; you were brimming with excitement. You could hardly sleep, and when the morning alarm rang, you jumped out of bed with enthusiasm. It felt like a sunny day, even though the clouds were out, and you practically skipped…

What Was. What Is. What’s Next?

What Was: “That’s the way we’ve always done things.” What Is: “Don’t rock the apple cart; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” What’s Next: “I wonder what would happen if we took an entirely different route…” When you think about your own organization, what percentage of energy, focus, and brainpower do you spend in…

The Cobra Effect

During the time of British rule of colonial India, the government became concerned that too many deadly cobras roamed the streets.  The leaders came up with what appeared to be a clever solution – pay a bounty to any citizen who brought forward a dead cobra.  The “cash for snakes” program worked like a charm for a…