Category: future

What would be fun to try to create a better workplace?

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Everyone seems to agree that we need to transform our workplaces to make them both more human-friendly and productive. But most of the time, the people who want to do things a new way got about it in the old way. Academics have conferences where academics, “thought leaders”, and high-visibility executives come  »  Read More

The Oracle

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. Everybody called him Al, even though his real name was Elmer. He lived in the industrial heart of Ohio back before it was the “Rust Belt.” The people who knew him thought he was an oracle. I met Al at a dry goods convention. I was there to give a speech. He was there because he owned and ran a dry goods store. In  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your New Year Do’s for 2018

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OK. It’s 2018. Now what? You can plan. You can prepare. You can hope. But if you want your performance next year to be better, you must do things differently. Here’s your year-end/new year “Do’s Checklist.” What will you do more of? What will you stop doing? What will you start doing? What  »  Read More

A time for forecasts

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It’s New Year’s time again and along with resolutions, goal setting, and bowl games, it’s time for experts to make forecasts. The bad news is that most of them will be wrong. The good news, at least for the forecasters, is that no one will ever check back to see how they did. Nevertheless, you will see  »  Read More

Looking ahead at 2016

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“The only thing we know about the future is that it is going to be different.” Peter Drucker said that over forty years ago. That hasn’t stopped prognosticators of all kinds from trying their hand at describing just how the future will be different. Every year at this time articles foretelling the future  »  Read More

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