Thinking about Layoffs Leads to Low Morale

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 by Dave Blum In a recent article (titled “Visibly Shaken”: June 2009) in ASTD’s Training & Development Magazine, the author Michael Laff talked about the effect this downturn is having on employee morale.  He writes: “A closed door, an ignored email, or an unfriendly gesture are…

Videos games as team building

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 by Dave Blum I recently came across this article: “Shooting the boss (and getting paid for it)”, by Daniel Terdiman http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10308711-235.html?tag=mncol;title It talks about a company that uses collaborative video games as a team bonding exercise.  I have to say, it’s an interesting concept and not something…

Upcoming Free Teleclass

Friday, July 17, 2009 by Dave Blum FR*EE Teleclass: “The JOY of Conflict: Three Roles that Trap Us in Conflict — And How to Escape Them.” A conversation with me and Gary Harper WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 11am PDT FEE: Free REGISTRATION: Send us an email at drclue@drclue.com and…

Feedback and Intention

Thursday, July 2, 2009 by Dave Blum I realize I have a little bit more to say about the giving and receiving of feedback, and the concept of “Intention/Impact”.  I refer back both to my blog entry a couple of days ago, and also to a piece I wrote in…

Dr. Clue News…SF Chron article and Teleclass on line

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by Dave Blum Warhol wrote about everyone getting 15 minutes of fame.  Well, I  received a few choice minutes yesterday, thanks to reporter Edward Guthmann, who wrote a nice article about me (and Dr. Clue) in the SF Chronicle’s Monday workplace column.  Check it out at: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/29/DDHE18EOBI.DTL What do you think? ————————————————————-   Give…

Are We Selling Our Clients Short?

Friday, June 26, 2009 by Dave Blum I’ve ventured into a new team building venture this summer — leading “ropes courses” (for the Pacific Leadership Institute). Based here in San Francisco, PLI actually uses the term “challenge course” and describes it as follows: “Challenge Courses (or ropes courses) are a…