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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability.

Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious.

On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:

  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.

This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average.

If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy: A famous symphony sounds great to the ear as the orchestra plays, but each part was painstakingly crafted by the composer and melded together to make the composition. And each performer practiced his or her part note by note, measure by measure to get it right, and when in rehearsal, made the needed adjustments to blend it in with the other instruments.

These constant adjustments made on the shop floor, in customer service or on a production line are the life blood of productivity improvements, because the whole is so much greater than each individual improvement.

Without further ado, here is the 12-minute TED talk:

We share this video in part because when people ask us at Bovo-Tighe what we do, we explain how we “fix,” “reset” or “rejuvenate” teams that are newly formed, or need a jump start to recapture their previously high level of performance. And we do it at a price that fits well within most development budgets (which Mr. Sutherland points out isn’t very sexy or strategic).

This puts us firmly in the lower right quadrant in Mr. Sutherlands proposed innovation matrix: We fix the small stuff (conflicts, interpersonal skill gaps and the like) that is keeping your team from performing at a high level. And we get it done quickly and affordably.

This is not a grand strategic initiative. It is the blocking and tackling of team building (another sports metaphor!).

For 2015, you cannot make a better investment than working with Bovo-Tighe to eliminate dysfunction in your key leadership teams and returning them to the peak efficiency they need to maximize their contribution to your success.

 

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This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

The Lemonade of Employee Turnover

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Google Survey Connects Workplace Flexibility to Morale – No Surprise There!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

You Will Not Engage Every Employee – Nor Should You

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Make August Your Personal Rejuvenation Month

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

The Unbiased Opinion is a Myth. Discard It.

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

How to Sell Senior Executives on the Value of Talent Development

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Temporary Project Teams Need Scaffolding to Work Well

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

On Memorial Day – Remember and Acknowledge

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Be Great to Work With

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

We Love the Energizing Month of May

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Happy Independence Day

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Starts with Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership in Public Management

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Time to Rehire Yourself?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Of Lollipops and Leadership

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Dumb Things Bosses Do

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Dumb Things Bosses Do

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Leadership: It all starts with you

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Performance Reviews done well require great communication.

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Meetings That Rock!

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

In this TED talk from 2010, Rory Sutherland makes excellent points about why large corporations fail to “sweat the small stuff.” That is, they seem unable to make all the day-to-day tactical improvements that always have the biggest positive impact on productivity and profitability. Rory boils it down to this: The Small Stuff isn’t sexy enough. You can’t build careers on it. It’s too obvious. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that giving the smaller, incremental improvements the attention they deserve actually raises innovation across the board:
  • Operational employees see incremental but immediate improvement, and get recharged.
  • Even better, those very employees may have been the source of all the “small stuff” ideas, and may get more engaged and invested as their ideas are given credence and they increase their sense of ownership.
This is a wake-up call to senior executives who make too many bets on hitting “home runs” and not enough investments in raising their everyday batting average. If American baseball metaphors aren’t your thing, try this analogy:

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