S’mores and memorable ideas – both are sticky Today is National S’mores Day, a day to honor the gooey confection that’s a staple of summertime campfires all around our nation. The stickiness of s’mores is part of their charm—when eating them you have free license to lick your fingers! “Stickiness” is a business concept too….
Why Do We Hate Meetings?
Over at the HR Schoolhouse blog fellow HR Blogger Network pal Robin Schooling is talking about why we hate meetings so much. (Bonus points to Robin for using the word “kvetch“.) She says that not all meetings are bad; some meetings, if done right can improve employee engagement. I agree. But still, a lot of meetings…
Banish Meeting Rigor Mortis with Toys
There are a lot of corporate stiffs out there. They scoff at attending training programs, and show up daring the workshop facilitator to teach them something. So, when I facilitate workshops, I show up with toys. The stiffs don’t like it. At first. But usually somewhere around 45 minutes into the session, they get hooked….
Leading a Meeting? How to Avoid a Snooze Fest
The last time you led a meeting longer than 60 minutes, how did it go? Were people engaged, offering ample ideas throughout? Or, did everyone’s eyes glaze over at about 1:00 PM after the catered lunch began to digest . . . and then . . . the food coma. sets. in. As a…