Simone Weil, a French philosopher, once said "attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." How often do you have your smartphone in your hand, checking a text or an email and you say to the person you are with, "Keep speaking, I'm listening"? Our modern world constantly distracts us with instant messaging, Facebook messaging, … Continue reading Undivided Generosity
I recall a long road trip with a friend back in university. I was at the wheel while he read a self-help or business book. At one point he looked up from the book, gazed at the horizon and said, “I really need to be nicer to people if I am going to influence them … Continue reading Just Start!
How do you manage results with incentives?
In the 1990s I worked for a one organization where bonuses were paid annually tied to annual financial indicators and whether or not I was a strong performer. The latter part of the evaluation was subjective based on how well I did as an individual contributor, manager, or team player. Being an annual bonus the … Continue reading How do you manage results with incentives?