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You have likely seen the video of the BBC interview where the guy being interviewed had his kids burst into the room. If you haven’t, got watch it now. It will only take a minute and it’s worth it. (Email readers can view it here: https://youtu.be/Mh4f9AYRCZY) One of the most interesting things about the video is to watch this man’s reaction as his finely crafted illusion comes apart. He’s stunned. He […]

Compromise is a funny thing. It often seems to have a negative connotation (in politics for example), but obviously if we are going to be in the world with other people, compromise is part of the deal. Relationships (healthy ones at least) require compromise. Employment, community, commerce, democracy, family, all of these things require a certain amount of compromise. Seems to me that compromise should be something that we study, […]

Categories: Authenticity, Integrity, Joe, people

Just finished a wonderful book titled The Thing Itself, by Richard Todd, which is an examination of the American pursuit for authenticity from a variety of perspectives. Lots of pages in this book are dog-eared, but one of my favorite passages is in the forward. “The word is “authenticity.” I will not become ensnared here in an effort at definition but let it be heard itself as we go along. […]

The issue of authenticity has been increasingly pulling on our attention the past 2-3 years. We see how authentic an employee is willing and able to be at work as a pretty important variable in the work experience equation, with implications for both employee and employer. We continue to write and speak more about authenticity, and we occasionally get a note or a message from someone telling us that “you […]

Categories: Authenticity

Great post from Jason last week and I want to build on what he started. I believe strongly that decision making is the biggest soft spot in how most organizations operate today. I think that the world is full of organizations who work very hard to find and hire smart, creative, talented folks and believe that if they just group them together they will have smart groups making smart decisions. […]