Archives for July 2013

Get Smart to Defeat Chaos

In the 1960s, the bumbling, lovable, nincompoop secret agent, Maxwell Smart, was tasked by his masters at CONTROL to target and defeat agents of his nemesis agency, KAOS.

Well, now it’s your chance to Get Smart. Do you want to live under CONTROL or KAOS?

My friend, management guru Karen Martin, recently published a book called, The Outstanding Organization. In it, she says that chaos in the workplace is one of the cornerstone reasons businesses don’t succeed. [Read more…]

What Would People Say?

“I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in my life. Most of them never happened.”
– Mark Twain

Where does our fear come from?

A fair amount of it – perhaps most of it – seems to be generated by our own anticipation of what others would think about us.

We don’t want to let our parents down. We don’t want to embarrass ourselves. We don’t want to alienate ourselves from our peers. [Read more…]