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Get Your Brainstorming Done Rightly

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day.

A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm!

Brainstorming by any other name…

So, the authors remind us that we are not down on brainstorming, but down on how most brainstorming facilitators go about it. And the authors offer really succinct advice on how to solve the problem:

Assemble a Diverse Team

Make sure a variety of disciplines and functions are represented

Key insight: Invite “neophytes” who know nothing about the topic you are about to storm with your brains. These uninformed folks are going to be the breath of fresh air that may uncover pesky preconceptions and inappropriate assumptions with which the experts on the topic may be blinding themselves.

(Side note: Do not allow the “experts” to discount seemingly inane contributions from the “neophytes.” The mantra is to “value” rather than “judge” all contributions.)

Assign Key Roles

Every brainstorming needs three roles filled: Facilitator, Client and Resources.

Key insight: The facilitator who runs the meeting cannot be the “client” who organized the meeting and needs the output to fulfill his or her tasks. He or she must be free to follow the flow of the meeting discussions and capture the ideas.

Encourage Passionate Champions

Allow individual team members to each adopt one of the ideas that arose and explore it in more depth.

Key insight:

“After the brainstorming process, we often open the session up to ‘Individual Champions.’ Anyone, alone or with other people…can pick any idea and develop it further (in any direction they prefer). Or, they can pick an idea that was not advocated by the group or selected by the client, and develop it as they see fit.”

You may want to do this second step in the same meeting, or allow the champions to choose and idea, go off and explore it further, and return in a second meeting to present their thoughts and have those tossed about by the group.

The point is, for brainstorming to work, you have to control the process, challenge “groupthink” that may be derailing it, allow space for diverse views to get proper airing, and follow-up with a “champion” process to further develop interesting ideas that came up.

In short, if the facilitator and client are not exhausted at the end of the session, they did not get all that they could out of it!

What do you think? How have you made brainstorming exercises more effective?

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A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Temporary Project Teams Need Scaffolding to Work Well

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

On Memorial Day – Remember and Acknowledge

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Be Great to Work With

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

November Productivity Makes Holidays Happier!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

The Downtime Conundrum – Taking Breaks Raises Productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Launch Your Team Before You Launch Your Project

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

We Love the Energizing Month of May

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Sheldon Yellen: The ROI of Compassionate Leadership

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Engagement and Workplace Safety – A Direct Connection

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Happy Independence Day

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Starts with Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership in Public Management

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Time to Rehire Yourself?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Of Lollipops and Leadership

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Great Leadership is Built on Personal Accountability

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two About Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Dumb Things Bosses Do

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Dumb Things Bosses Do

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Leadership: It all starts with you

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Talent Management: A Strategic Imperative with little actual support

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Be the first on your block to re-engage your employees.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

What successful transformations share

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

The psychology of change management

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

“engagement” and “fun”

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Performance Reviews done well require great communication.

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

No One Ever Improved by Having Their “Performance Reviewed Annually”

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Meetings That Rock!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Failed IT Investments – Consider People Aspects Before Purchase!

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Workers Are Lazy Ingrates, Say Evil Bosses

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

The irrational side of change management

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

A while back, we posted a bit of a rant about the way formal brainstorming failed to fully engage people creatively, and that the best brainstorming might actually occur best when it was simply part of every fully engaged employee’s day. A new article on the Harvard Business Review Blog by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger, takes a more nuanced angle on the question “does brainstorming work?” This forces us to fess up that we don’t object to brainstorming, just how most people do it. Indeed, if we stop and think about our own work as facilitators of employee development workshops: We challenge the participants to think in creative new ways about how to approach interpersonal challenges. In short, we ask these great people to brainstorm! Brainstorming by any other name…

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