Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?


Whether society is currently in the middle of one massive economic meltdown that commenced in 2007 (which even the IMF has trouble discerning what the root cause was or is) or we’re entering into another distinct meltdown period altogether (ie. 2011 onward), one thing for certain is that the times, they are a changing. Thanks […]

How Do You Know When You Have Reached a Collaborative Culture?


‘Tis my naivety or perhaps it’s my over exuberance for corporate culture karma. Someday, whilst I still inhabit this fine planet of ours, I believe all organizations will be brimming across the diversity of employees, departments and business units truly demonstrating and employing a collaborative culture. Like Peanut to Butter. Like Stanley to Cup. Like […]

Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture

According to Waterstone Human Capital and their 2010 Canadian Corporate Culture Study Results: 71 per cent of respondents say their organization’s corporate culture drives sales and revenue In a series of interviews in 2010, Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International, surfaced the following: JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is known for promoting openness and […]

Do You Exhibit Collaborative Attributes? Does Your Organization?

About two years ago, Tammy Erickson asked the question, “Do You Have The Collaborative Capacity You Need?” In it, she describes ten enabling factors that help to build the collaborative capacity of an organization. I highly recommend you review them. I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight both the ten individual and the ten […]

Year Zero: The Future of Communication Skills in Corporations

Over the last 20-30 years, telecommunications providers have witnessed their revenue streams reshape in ways unthinkable in the 1980’s. Roughly 90% of the revenue pie used to come from local landlines and long-distance calling in their heyday, whereas nowadays you’d be hard-pressed to find any global telecommunications player with more than 30% of their revenue […]