The Individual vs. the Whole

How do you make your career decisions? Do you guide the planning for your career or are you letting your organization or company make those choices for you? Do you think about your personal goals and objectives, your organization’s goals and objectives, or a combination of both? As an learning and training director, this is something…

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Delivery and Tone, or Why Sometimes It’s Okay to Say It That Way (But Always Pay Attention)

There have been a few articles floating around over the last couple weeks about things bosses shouldn’t say, 10 things bad bosses say, or even things you shouldn’t say to your boss. I’m torn about the advice these articles give. I don’t know that so much of it is you shouldn’t say them (although, some…

Organizational Models

A very smart friend recently sent me a NPR article talking about how bossless offices could be the future. This article continues the conversation about how the flat organizational model is gaining momentum in the tech and nonprofit worlds. The theory is that if the org is completely flat, then no one individual holds the power. The…