1. Help Houston Harvey Survivors

    Flooded Downtown Houston Park During Hurricane Harvey My family and I have lived in Texas for over 40 years, most of that time in the Houston metropolitan area. Although my personal home was completely surrounded by more than four feet of water, it never entered my home. The rest of my neighbors weren’t so fortunate. Many were rescued by boats, National Guard vehicles, a…Read More

  2. Whose Fault Is It?

    Recently, I've been doing radio interviews discussing employee engagement. This topic was sparked by a recent Gallup survey that revealed only 33% of employees in the private sector are engaged in their work. It's even worse for the public sector, where Gallup found the same metric at 29%. Whose fault, is it? Who’s responsible for this dismal result? This is not a new pr…Read More

  3. Is President Trump Zeus?

    Watching the media these days might lead one to believe some alien force has stormed our nation’s capital and reduced it to rubble! We hear there’s chaos and confusion in the White House. The Supreme Court is on the verge of collapse. Our Senators and Representatives are yelling profanities at one another. People are being fired. Lawsuits are flying everywhere! Politic…Read More

  4. Accepting Otherness

    Guest Post: Dr. David Breslauer Being ethically intelligent requires us to see the other(s) affected by our decisions and consider the impact of our actions on the other(s). Our current environment seems to focus on the individual and what the individual wants without consideration of the other or what is really best for the individual or society. We see this in politician…Read More

  5. Rules-Based Culture: The Death of Reason

    Recently, an incident involving United Airlines and a passenger sparked a raging inferno of controversial on social media and most news outlets. The controversy involved the forcible removal of the passenger from the plane during which the passenger sustained significant injuries including two lost teeth. Although there is now evidence the passenger may have brought the fo…Read More

  6. Knowing Is Not Believing

    If you’re a manager or leader, would you rather have your team members follow you because they know your organization’s vision and mission or because they believe in what the organization is doing? I thought so! So, what’s the difference? Why should we care? You can transform information into knowledge upon which you may or may not take action. But belief lives in a …Read More

  7. Draining The Swamp

    During the recent American presidential campaign, we heard a lot about an old phrase, “draining the swamp.” I say this is an “old” phrase because it’s been around a long time and is usually invoked metaphorically and pejoratively. So, what is a swamp? Why are swamps undesirable? The dictionary definition of a swamp is pretty benign—“a tract of wet, spongy lan…Read More

  8. Implicit Bias?

    Are you biased? Do you see the front or side view in the picture? In a recent presidential debate, one of the candidates said that we’re all biased, that is we have “implicit bias.” Because it’s the political season and politicians will say anything in a campaign to solicit your vote, I have no idea what the candidate meant by that statement, although millions inte…Read More