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Brainstorming (by itself) Doesn’t Work

Brainstorming (by itself) Doesn’t Work

  I agree that brainstorming as the ONLY process tool to problem solve doesn’t work.  I typically couple brainstorming with other tools such as Force Field Analysis, 2 x 2 matrix or NGT.  Check out this vid.  Something to think about before you head into your next brainstorming session.    Credit: Harvard Business... Read More »

When you follow your passion, success will follow you

When you follow your passion, success will follow you

When I heard that statement, I looked up at the TV. Not really being a TV person, I normally leave it on for background noise. As I gazed at the TV, I could not let that slogan go. The name of the company did not register but the phrase that they are using as their tag line did. There has been a lot of chatter about finding your... Read More »

Blinded by success! And then it happens

Blinded by success!  And then it happens

“I worked all those years, coming to work every day, doing a great job. Each year there was a raise and eventually more responsibility. I went home at the end of the day and came back the following day. I repeated that cycle all those years until one day, I came in and was let go. During all those years I had received numerous... Read More »

This year’s Job Search: Like nothing you have ever seen before

This year’s Job Search: Like nothing you have ever seen before

A job search today is not your Mother or Father’s job search “I have some ideas as to how I am going to approach this and would like for you to take a look and give me your thoughts. My response was as usual, “talk to me first as to what you are thinking and then send me your draft [s].” The lady I was helping methodically... Read More »