I wonder what my soul does all day while I am at work

I spoke with Chris Rainey, founder and host of HR Leaders Podcast, about why so many people are not alive at work and what leaders can do to increase curiosity, innovation and enthusiasm. Have a listen. ©2019 Dan Cable. All rights reserved. Designed by...

Why people lose motivation – and what managers can do to help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person – or, worse, a group of people – who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathise with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive...

An innovation culture

Want to know more about why so many companies have disengaged employees who don’t innovate or help your organisation adapt? Check out my book Alive at Work. Or just watch this video.   ©2019 Dan Cable. All rights reserved. Designed by...

The right tool for the job?

Growing up outside Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) in the 1970s, we had a 1960s era Sears circular saw around the house. I discovered the saw in the workbench in the basement as a teenager. It ran so loud it was shocking. The spinning blade was menacing. But it was so much...

Keeping up with the digital revolution

The digital revolution is deeply affecting the way we live, consume, work and interact with one another. Not only do companies have to revamp their operating models and adopt to a changing market environment; CIOs must also upgrade their arsenals and come up with new...

Too much information?

Like many beautiful ideas, transparency is a little more complicated when it’s translated into reality. In an age when it’s normal for detailed information to be readily available to anyone who cares to look – through online customer reviews, public social media...