The Peter Principle: Causes and Remedies

The Peter Principle: Causes and Remedies

In 1969 Lawrence J. Peter wrote The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong.  It was a satire on traditional business research writing, featuring fake examples and humorous cartoons.  It managed to strike a chord, it spent 33 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list...
Two Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Hiring

Two Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Hiring

There are, of course, many mistakes entrepreneurs make when they first start out.  But there are two in particular that we have seen recur frequently, and particularly in the situation of a new hire. If you take the time to understand these problems and correct them...
Building a Culture of Talent

Building a Culture of Talent

As you grow your company you will expect that people may wish to move on to other companies for other opportunities.  But they will be less inclined to do so if they know that they have the opportunity to advance within your organization.  This optimism about...
Two Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Hiring

Feedback Fuels Performance

Feedback.  The word itself is neutral.  We might necessarily move to qualify it – is it negative feedback or positive feedback?  But the word itself remains neutral.  But that’s not the problem.  The problem is that “feedback” in the workplace...
Goal Setting Done Right

Goal Setting Done Right

Most people understand that goalsetting is important, but they often don’t really know why that is, or even the best way to do it.  Goal setting instead becomes a boring ritual in which marginal improvements over the previous period are set, and without real...
Better Team Meetings

Better Team Meetings

Team meetings are a necessary evil. They take us away from our work, but if they are run with the right procedures and mindsets, they won’t be dreaded time away from work but rather a valued accelerator to that work. Mindset Your team should realize that the key...