Clowning Around – An Important Leadership Attribute


On average, Americans aged between 25 and 54 spend 26 percent of their time working, 33 percent of their time sleeping and the rest—roughly 41 percent of their time—doing anything but sleeping or working. This is according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By comparison, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates […]

Friday Fun: All That Jazz


Imagine for a minute, if you will, a Dad entering the en suite bathroom to find his girls in the bath. Nothing out of the ordinary if your girls are 9 and 5. But imagine if your girls have propped up an iPad on the counter and are listening to jazz. When you ask, “why […]

Friday Fun: Eat, Drink and Be Creative


It turns out we all should be having vodka cranberries at work. In the March 2012 issue of Consciousness and Cognition, Professors Andrew Jarosz, Gregory Colflesh and Jennifer Wiley proved that alcohol intoxication facilitates creative problem solving. They state: The results of the current study supported the prediction that moderate alcohol intoxication would improve performance […]

Friday Fun: Get Back to Work


I’m amazed to see how far collaboration has come in the organization. It amazes me even more how much further it has to go. I recall a conversation I once had in a public gym which went something like this. “Hey Dan, how is that ‘collaboration’ thing going?” “Pretty well, I think.” “Well, I believe […]