After finishing Maggie Jackson’s new book, Distracted, I wondered if I was experiencing the same reaction as those who read Rachel Carson’s seminal book on the environment, Silent Spring, in 1962. Carson’s readers probably couldn’t use common pesticides without thinking twice
Some experts are beginning to predict that gas prices could climb as high as $10 a gallon in the next two to three years. However, all of the solutions under consideration, such as developing alternative sources of energy, will take years to have a meaningful impact and hold no guarantees.
Recently, I was brainstorming with the CFO of a client about how to more accurately reflect the cost of regretted turnover in the operating numbers of individual business units. His industry as a whole is experiencing intense competition for talent, so he wanted to figure out how to make the loss of a valued employee felt more directly by his line leaders.
Business leaders, whether they know it or not, are making important strategic decisions about workplace flexibility that will affect their ability to compete and thrive in the future. And in my opinion, a number of them are not making the right choice. Here’s what happened during a speech I gave recently to a group of CIOs…
Meditation? Yes, you read that right. In the future, I predict that meditation will be a core competency not only for successfully managing your work+life fit, but for innovation in the workplace. Why? Because meditation is simply about being quiet. And for those of us operating at an unsustainable pace, we desperately need to find some quiet, not only for our own peace of mind but for bringing the best, most innovative part of ourselves to work.