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Leading from home during the coronavirus lockdown

By Dr. William Seidman | March 17, 2020 |

Two of my children are in a Covid-19-driven “work-from-home” situation but are expected to continue to lead their teams as though they were still working in their facilities. They both...

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Persuasive technology and the microwave oven

Persuasive technology and the microwave oven

By William Seidman Last week we met with some PR folks. Like so many people we talk with, they were compelled to categorize us. We were a "training system," a "knowledge management system," a "project management system." It's human to categorize - but what we...
Why stop at positive deviance?

Why stop at positive deviance?

By William Seidman Why stop at positive deviance? Positive deviants - "star performers" - bring value to any organization. Their knowledge and, often, passion can spread to others and have a marked positive effect. But what's the value of knowledge that isn't spread around? Not...
Affirming your values to reduce stress: Much more than cheerleading

Affirming your values to reduce stress: Much more than cheerleading

By William Seidman Stephanie West Allen is a tremendous source of good information about neuroscience and mediation, and has also written about the relationship between affirming one's values and reducing work stress. A research report that really aligns with our findings, "Affirmation of Personal Values...
High employee turnover? Support – and retain – your employees

High employee turnover? Support – and retain – your employees

By William Seidman Employee turnover flummoxes good (and not so good) companies. This is an interesting article on the problem, with a number of fixes that might help to retain employees. Healthcare and better scheduling might work to keep some people in a company, but...
Don't panic – optimize your attitude and your company

Don't panic – optimize your attitude and your company

By William Seidman In the midst of chaos, maybe more now than ever, attitude matters. How you handle yourself and your company in the midst of worldwide financial turmoil now matters a lot. The tendency is for companies to react by immediately and drastically cutting...
Thinking about more than money

Thinking about more than money

By William Seidman It might seem impossible, at this moment in our financial history, to think about more than money. But recently I conducted wisdom discovery with some great people: Lee Brower and his team from Quadrant Living; Albert Perkins and Michelangelo "Miki" Domine from...
Telecommuting or goofing off?

Telecommuting or goofing off?

By William Seidman I recently read an interesting article on telecommuting, which names the biggest issue as trust that people are actually working - or are they goofing off? I ran into this recently with a new company that wanted to partner with us. The...
Tension and fear are poor catalysts for change

Tension and fear are poor catalysts for change

By William Seidman These are incredibly turbulent times: a critical national election here in the US, a plunging stock market, turbulence in the economy, and wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia - to name a few. It's well-documented by Jason Zweig, Stephanie West Allen, and others...
Techie speak interview

Techie speak interview

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