Visits Along the Spectrum between “Can we?” and “Do we have to?”

  The spectrum tracks questions often asked by organizational leaders.   In future posts here, we will visit some of those issues.   To begin – Do we have to have an “employee handbook?”   The short answer is, “not necessarily.”   The longer answer:   There may be applicable external requirements (including but not … Continue reading Visits Along the Spectrum between “Can we?” and “Do we have to?”


In his recently posted compilation of results of more than 40 research studies on gratitude, “The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life,”,” Amit Amin includes some valuable organizational findings.   This holiday season seems a fitting time to remind us all of the Career, Social, Emotional, … Continue reading Gratitude

Developing Creativity

I am struck by the frequency of seeing Innovation among business goals in a variety of organizations and industries.  Makes sense.  Innovation leads to acceptance and management of change; adoption of tools and practices; development of new services and products.   In at least a few organizations, however, active development of creativity (i.e., innovation) fails … Continue reading Developing Creativity

Peering Into Fuzzy Crystal Balls

The Department of Labor (DOL) is busy reviewing over 290,000 public comments submitted on proposed key changes to the regulations defining exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Good for business leaders who made their opinions known: whether in support or contention. Experts agree that change will come, as this issue has the focused … Continue reading Peering Into Fuzzy Crystal Balls