Loving where you work

Over 40 years of working at both large organizations and small ones; profit and non-profit; I have been fascinated with the degree of contentment people have with their employer. (by employer I mean the overall organization not your specific supervisor) I have seen and experienced the full spectrum: from absolute disgust to total endearment. I … More Loving where you work

Does it “fit?”

Congruence…. OK, a big, not commonly used word. The definitions are: (adjective) agreeing; accordant; congruous. In Geometry: coinciding at all points when superimposed: congruent triangles. (dictonary.com) Something is congruent when it “fits” with something that would be “normal” or standard for us. It “fits” when it lines up with or is consistent with something we … More Does it “fit?”

Be Like a Craft Beer

Last week I talked about being unique and different in a world of sameness and to find ways to stand out. This week I want to talk about being your own version of a micro-brewery. In a world of mass manufacturing of everything from Baby-Food to Beer, micro-breweries have emerged as a highly desired differentiator … More Be Like a Craft Beer


We live in a world of sameness. Yet each organization, each seller of goods and services, seeks to be different and distinct. The ‘Big Box Stores’ all have a similarity. Most restaurants do a good job yet struggle with the same issues, thus, it feels somewhat the same wherever you dine. When it comes to … More Sameness

Culture Mood

When it comes to culture, feeling is everything. When we walk into the arena of culture, we get distinct feelings, some more acute than others. But be clear about this, every organization emits a cultural feeling. The feelings we have shape our perspective, right or wrong. And that perspective shapes our experience with that organization; … More Culture Mood