Asking the “Six Whats” Will Help You Strengthen Workplace Problem Solving

It’s an understatement to suggest this is a time for creative problem-solving in our organizations. Yet, too often, we react to symptoms or throw solutions at poorly defined problems. The failure to get to the root cause and underlying assumptions behind something that seems to be a problem results in half-measures and new, resultant problems. Here's a technique to stop the madness!

Leadership and Management Book Talk—Exploring Two Books from Jim Collins

Art Petty and Wally Bock talk about some of the later books in Jim Collins' Good to Great Series: How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice. Both of us agree, one is a great business book and highly relevant for our world today.

Leadership Caffeine Podcast—Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg on What’s Your Problem?

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg joins Art Petty on the Leadership Caffeine podcast to discuss his book, What's Your Problem? To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve. The focus is on using reframing as a method to explore problems from alternative viewpoints and to identify creative solutions. The book is a great resource for everyone anywhere who is regularly called upon to solve problems in organizations.

Leadership Caffeine™—Hard-Decisions, Soft-Touch

From small business owners to global corporate leaders—for anyone who cares about their employees, customers, and business partners, this is a time of sleepless nights and soul-crushing tough decisions. Yes, this is a time of hard decisions. It's also a time for the softest of touches.

Rethinking Your Management Approach and Your Team’s Operating Routine in Real-Time

In talking with top executives, it’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges they are facing is transferring their well-established operating routines into an online/virtual format. Many managers are learning their well-honed cadence and schedule of activities to review, plan, and communicate no longer works in a virtual world.

Rethinking Managing and Leading in Real-Time

For those leading and managing, it's time to change. The life-safety of our colleagues is of paramount importance in every sector. The economic safety of our employees is right there with the financial security of our customers. And, the road ahead isn't clearly marked. We'll have to navigate together. 

Leadership and Management Book Talk #8: Robert Iger and The Ride of a Lifetime

Reading Robert Iger's The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company was truly a joy. Wally Bock concurred, and we go on in this fun Leadership and Management Book Talk podcast episode to share the many reasons why we both love this book! 

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