by Jon Tveten | Mar 23, 2014 | UncategorizedWhen the topic of a healthy organization comes up, it often sparks thoughts of workplace wellness programs. While I am all for health and wellness promotion, my work efforts are […]
by Jon Tveten | Jan 5, 2014 | UncategorizedWhen we sit down with HR departments to design their organization, we ask them to imagine that they are an independent company and ask why clients should give them their […]
by Jon Tveten | Dec 1, 2013 | UncategorizedThe foundation of an organization is its reason for existence, its raison d’être. Since an organization consists of people working together for a common purpose, without purpose, there is no […]
by Jon Tveten | Nov 8, 2013 | UncategorizedTwitter was all abuzz following a recent BBC interview with the noted economist, Russell Brand, because of his declaration that, “Profit is a filthy word”. Check that – Russell Brand […]
by Jon Tveten | Oct 23, 2013 | UncategorizedRecently, I reread Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi, and it got me thinking about management best practices. He recounts his experiences as a pilot’s apprentice, learning how to safely navigate the Mississippi River in a steamboat. He was Samuel...
by Jon Tveten | Oct 6, 2013 | UncategorizedOK, so it’s not original, but “ready, fire, aim” captures the essence of busyness that is so endemic in today’s business world. When everyone is so busy they don’t have time to think, there is often no one left to say, “Wait a...
by Jon Tveten | Sep 8, 2013 | UncategorizedWhen something needs to be done, you do it yourself or have someone else do it for you. To get something done through someone else, you must somehow influence that person or […]
by Jon Tveten | Aug 11, 2013 | UncategorizedYou have worked your way up the corporate ladder to now reside in one of the C-suites; maybe you should be forgiven for feeling smarter, better looking, and all-around more […]
by Jon Tveten | Nov 13, 2012 | UncategorizedChange is unavoidably disruptive. You do something the same way for so long that its performance is habitual, almost automatic. It can be done while thinking of something else: “Look […]
by Jon Tveten | Feb 6, 2013 | UncategorizedAccountability must be one of the most misunderstood terms in business. It is talked about and bragged about in every which way by all and sundry, yet accountability seems to […]