Seriously, Can Play Help Organizations?!

Gwen Gordon is one of my favorite people to go to when I am facing a personal or professional challenge. She brings science, art, Buddhism, design,¬†psychology, and philosophy, along with a dash of humor and zaniness, making her a fabulous thought partner. One of the professional challenges she helped us with was coming up with our company name, Groupaya! Play has been a passion of hers for many years. Not only is she one of the most playful people I […]

Goals as a Liberating Force

I recently had a conversation with a leader who was frustrated with the ability of his people to set goals and to prioritize their time. It is a complaint I have heard often over the years. In many companies today, executive teams are in the habit of setting stretch goals that require everyone to constantly work at a sprint pace. Leaders want their organization to aim for the stars. They need results. Fast. Some even hope for innovation. Yet people […]