The Power Of The First Project

During a social network analysis class (not the Facebook type of social network), we were breaking down how work actually gets done in organizations when the instructor said, “People in new positions fail because they don’t have the network needed to do their new job” The quote meant a lot for me because I had… Continue reading The Power Of The First Project

The Power of Small Comments

People often ask me how I was able to make the first switch within my Company from one group to another.  I had been in the IT group for about eight years at that point and then switched over into our Consumer Products Marketing group. Up until that time, going from IT to the Marketing… Continue reading The Power of Small Comments

The “Why Am I Here” Score

I looked up the websites of 75 different organizations in a particular industry for a small project. My goal was to look at the sites so I could figure out which of 6 or so different buckets that each of the organizations fell into. This would help me develop a plan to research the right… Continue reading The “Why Am I Here” Score

Failure Awards

Very similar to Beg Forgiveness Cards— How about creating an awards program in your group specifically to highlight failure. Celebrating success is great, but celebrating failure could just lead to better success. What else do you need to celebrate in your group to help entice more of that behavior?