Blog: Organizational Development

Is Discretionary Energy a Key to Your Business Success?

Bob Wiesner | Mar 06, 2017

Leaders and team members regularly enlist the help of colleagues.  Or should I say expect the help of colleagues.  Yet often, they don’t get...

The Wrong Understanding of Collaboration

Bob Wiesner | Feb 24, 2017

  Research is clear that companies are pushing their people for more and more collaboration.  And their people, especially younger employees, are eager for...

Two Reasons You Can’t Grow Your Key Accounts

Bob Wiesner | Sep 22, 2016

  Growth and profitability have become increasingly challenging for the  advertising agency world – and all of marketing communications for that matter.  That’s not...

Many Learning Moments Create One Learning Culture

Bob Wiesner | Sep 22, 2016

  A learning culture predicts an organization with the capacity for growth, innovation, and highly-engaged work teams.  Evidence of this abounds. The challenge is...

The Extra Mile Isn’t About Distance – It’s About Energy

Bob Wiesner | Sep 22, 2016

  We’ve all been urged to go the extra mile.  We’ve encouraged, assessed, compensated and dismissed our employees for going (or not going) the...

In Defense of Performance Appraisals

Bob Wiesner | Aug 06, 2016

As news and commentary on the imminent demise of the performance appraisal has flooded the business press (and social media), I’ve found myself swept...

Can a Small Organization Be a Learning Organization?

Bob Wiesner | Aug 06, 2016

We live in a world of Knowers and Learners.  We see it in education, relationships, and politics. It’s true in business for sure.  Evidence...

Be an Assertive Leader Without Being a Jerk

Bob Wiesner | Aug 05, 2016

You can’t spell “assertive” without a-s-s.  That doesn’t mean that the assertive leader has to be an ass. (BTW, there’s no I in “team,”...

Removing A Barrier to Better Decision-Making

Bob Wiesner | Jul 05, 2016

  I’m fascinated by the decision-making processes used – or abused – by business teams.  It’s especially interesting (like a train wreck is interesting)...

Don’t Fix the Problem – Reinvent the Future

Bob Wiesner | Apr 16, 2016

  Many agencies and professional services firms say they want to reinvent themselves.  “Disrupt!” they say.  Invent a whole new way of working. That’s...