Culture: Are We Overcomplicating This?

By Bill Kaiser, Senior Consultant I admit, sometimes to a fault, that I’m a champion for simplicity.  We live in a complex, technology driven world that can be intimidating at times.  Our desires to get bigger, smaller, faster, nimbler, more efficient, more profitable, less wasteful, etc., are all certainly noble and necessary goals.  Heck, none of us wants to exist in the status quo.  We want to grow and prosper and make the best, most thoughtful decisions to that end.  Sometimes in that pursuit, we fall off the “Keep it Simple” bus and take a detour from progress! Swiss Army …

Resolutions vs. Rituals

By Al Curnow, Senior Consultant It’s that time of year again. It’s a new year, a fresh start, a time to think of the year ahead and all the possibilities. It’s also a time many decide that they’re going to do things differently this year. We’re going to eat better, exercise more and read more. In fact, 40% of all Americans will make New Year’s resolutions committing to making personal changes. Unfortunately, according to a recent study, only 8% of those people will be successful in achieving their resolution. Why so much failure? Why is there such a high failure …