Tap Into Intrinsic Motivation With This Strategic Alignment Framework

If we never teach people about extrinsic motivation, can we preserve the power of intrinsic motivation? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Most of my career has had some component spent trying to design bonus or variable compensation structures that adequately align individual behavior to core company targets. But I kept going back to […]

What Does It Mean To Win?

Winning to some is about the transaction. It’s about being right. It’s about the mic drop. The sound byte. The power play. I would argue that this class of winning is  the most temporary and destructive form of serotonin inducing behavior. It’s a gateway drug to poor decisions and even poorer outcomes. It creates a […]

Gender Diversity Is Not Just a Publicity Game

This post was first published on the DoubleDutch blog. 2015 may very well be known in tech as the year that software companies got serious about gender diversity. Well known tech companies like AirBNB, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Tribridge, and many others have “come out” in 2015 and published their gender and sometimes ethnic diversity numbers, […]

Don’t Wait For The New Year To Resolve To Do Better.

This time last year, perhaps you put your introspective hat on and created some New Year Resolutions for yourself. Wanted to finally run that marathon? On the list. Wanted to juice cleanse your way to inner peace? That made it too. While the New Year (and milestones in general) is a nice symbolic way to […]