Before I sat down to write this column I had just finished a coaching session with a newly promoted mid-level manager. Julie started our conversation with “It’s true, it is lonely at the top. With my promotion I enjoy the opportunity to make a greater impact, but now my actions are scrutinized, former peers are now direct reports and I can’t admit I don’t have all the answers.“Read More
Herman Trend Alert: Boomers Realigning Values, November 2, 2011
Being 76.4 million persons strong, the Baby Boom generation is clearly influential to all kinds of markets. A just released study from Civano Living, Ypartnership, and American LIVES reports that Baby Boomer consumerism is giving way to relationship-building. In addition, Boomers are voting with their dollars for companies that reflect the values and lifestyles to which they aspire—great news for some marketers, terrible news for others.Read More
How Baby Boomers and younger workers can work best together.
Just finished facilitating a strategic “Tempe Summit” for the Mayo and City Council, Tempe, AZ
Compared to other parts of the world, our cost of housing per/square foot is dirt cheap. Check out this infographic for a global perspective.
Say goodbye to the “information age.” We are now in the new normal or what I think is the age of innovation. For companies to avoid the common “grow, mature, die” life-cycle they will have to reinvent themselves using the principles of yesterday’s “success” model while creating lasting value that taps into what employee, stakeholders and the community view as Significant. Charlie Tombazian and I call this transition “Success to Significance.” This article from Forbes is yet another indication that leaders and organizations cannot wait when it is “all clear” to innovate and reinvent. They must do it now.Read More
Part of what will kick start our economy are people like you and me taking bold actions. We should stop waiting for someone else to show us it’s OK to take risks again. Fear is holding back our economy more than polices, politicians, predictions and polls. Be the good you want to see in others. “Whatever you dream you can do—do it now. Committment has power, magic and providence in it. Begin it now.”
I got this article from my good friend and colleague, Charlie Tombazian from Innovative Solutions, www.myinnovativestrategies.com.
To “cowboy up” means that when things get tough you have to get up, dust yourself off and keep trying. Executive and leadership coach John M. McKee says that it’s time for leaders at all levels to do just that.Read More
Dean just became a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).