Yes, you too can (and should) be more creative in your work

Many clients I know feel as if creativity is not part of their job. They think of their work as a very serious responsibility involving tasks that require rigorous analysis and tough decisions. Yet, we constantly hear about the rapidly : Read more

A Call for Candor

In an article entitled “Candor, Criticism, Teamwork” in HBR’s Jan-Feb 2012 issue, Keith Ferrazzi of Ferrazzi Greenlight makes the case for candor in business problem-solving and decision-making.  I couldn’t agree more!  Research from a number of different sources indicates that : Read more

Recycling thinking

As a consultant in strategic marketing, I see a lot of waste.  By waste, I mean rough, undeveloped thinking that is literally left on the cutting room floor and eventually, trashed.  (You know what I’m talking about… all those flipcharts : Read more

Insightful cartoons by Tom Fishburne

I am a big fan of Tom Fishburne’s blog and business cartoons.  He pretty much nails it every time.  If you haven’t seen his website yet, check it out:http://www.tomfishburne.com/

Introduction to this blog

Hello, and welcome!  I’m Noël. This blog is about how people work together in business – the trials, tribulations, small wins and big achievements possible when teams vision, plan and take action together. My work is about pursuing meaningful results : Read more