What if companies having empathy was tied to revenue?

Corporate Empathy and Revenue

A big concern of senior management types at most companies whenever something like ’empathy’ or ‘culture’ or ‘purpose’ comes up is pretty simple: I’ve got a business to run. How’s this tied to the bottom line? Look, that’s logical. We’ve… Continue Reading


Who cares if you’re an individual superstar if you can’t work on a team?

Found this article on Forbes via Digital Tonto. It’s about individuals vs. teams in terms of development, etc. Here’s the final paragraph, which kind of summarizes everything (as final paragraphs tend to do): All of this points to a major change in… Continue Reading


Execution. Expertise. Is empathy the new management trend?

Start here, on the supposed themes around management since the Industrial Revolution: “If organizations existed in the execution era to create scale and in the expertise era to provide advanced services, today many are looking to organizations to create complete… Continue Reading


Can we teach empathy, especially to adults?

How to teach empathy

An important question of the modern age. Continue Reading


Empathy is more valuable than critical thinking on people issues

Dylann Roof Empathy

Whenever something like the Charleston shooting happens, there’s a million and one narratives that pop up all over the place (thank you, social media and ease of e-mail) related to what exactly the problem is. I myself am guilty of this; I wrote… Continue Reading


So wait, Monica Lewinsky is a hero and crusader now? No. Please no.

Monica Lewinsky TED Talk

Finally got around to watching the Monica Lewinsky TED Talk from TED2015 last night before I went to bed. (“TED2015: Where The Badges Actually Had Purpose.”) I’m going to say some things right now that might make me seem like… Continue Reading


Focus less on your ambitions, and more on your self-confidence and humility

Humility and Leadership

I like it when I find random new professors/thought people in the management/leadership space because it’s always interesting to see new and differing perspectives. I then like it even more if they say similar things to how I feel about… Continue Reading


Do these five things well and you’ll make money and keep your best people

Keys To Employee Engagement Purpose At Work

This is a great post by Josh Bersin at Forbes if you’re the type of person who believes in employee engagement and the development of corporate culture, which you might not be. (This might be your attitude.) I recommend you… Continue Reading