What really motivates people to be honest in business?

It's people who make or break both reputations and profits. Hiring and people development practises matter. Values that are normalised by behaviour - wrong and right - matter too. A culture of integrity and ethical conduct isn't the words in a company's code of conduct; it's the sum of the behaviours of the individual employees and the collective.

Learning and Development Are Interdependent, But They’re Not the Same Thing

In my experience, too many learning and development professionals are still ignoring the implications of neuroscience and adult psychological development when going about their work of developing leaders.  This isn't to say they don't have the best intentions at heart. It just means they stick to what they know, to what has always been done, … Continue reading Learning and Development Are Interdependent, But They’re Not the Same Thing

How to Know When You’ve Found Your Path in Life

How do you know you're on the right path... in life, at work, in your relationships?  According to Caroline Myss, the answer is simple: you don't have to betray yourself. It takes mindfulness or conscious self-awareness to feel the discomfort of self-betrayal. In my work I notice too many people just numbing these uncomfortable feelings … Continue reading How to Know When You’ve Found Your Path in Life

Smart or Wise? Watch Alibaba’s Jack Ma as he Talks About Humans and Machines

Alibaba's Jack Ma on Artificial Intelligence.  He says machines will be smarter than humans, but not wiser.   I'm concerned that we still focus on smarts when we develop people - kids and adults - and not on wisdom (or vertical development).  Think of people as smartphones: You can keep adding Apps to make your … Continue reading Smart or Wise? Watch Alibaba’s Jack Ma as he Talks About Humans and Machines