The Body Corporate

Enabling Organizations to Thrive
Is Nature Handicapped by Stupid Rules?
Is Nature Handicapped by Stupid Rules? 1024 548 The Body Corporate

Few things rob me of motivation more than running up against stupid rules. If you walk the corridors of human organizational life, and listen carefully, you will hear both the…

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Constipation Rules: An Innovative Solution?
Constipation Rules: An Innovative Solution? 1024 768 The Body Corporate

Have you ever been in the restroom when somebody is speaking on his or her cellphone? It can be downright embarrassing. I’m probably breaching some corporate etiquette in sharing this…

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When Wall Street Sneezes …
When Wall Street Sneezes … 1024 682 The Body Corporate

It’s flu season! If your world is anything like mine, you’re surrounded by glazed eyes, shiny faces and husky voices. Which made me think … is there anything we can…

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Human Nature: Oxymoron, or Leverageable Insight?
Human Nature: Oxymoron, or Leverageable Insight? 720 540 The Body Corporate

Leaders around the world start their annual journey this week towards corporate missions, goals and objectives. They are surrounded by their greatest assets, their people. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. For…

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A Navy Seal’s Lesson in Performance (and Rest)
A Navy Seal’s Lesson in Performance (and Rest) 1024 606 The Body Corporate

I was honored to watch a retired US Navy Seal at work with a young trainee. The senior officer was taking the aspirant seal through a legendary military institution –…

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Corporate Health: Who Cares for Ailing Organizations?
Corporate Health: Who Cares for Ailing Organizations? 710 362 The Body Corporate

For the first half of my professional career I was a physician caring for sick people. For the second half I worked for large corporations. From the inside, I realized…

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Career Advice from Stem Cells: 4 Lessons
Career Advice from Stem Cells: 4 Lessons 720 359 The Body Corporate

Do you spend time worrying about whether it’s better to be a generalist or a specialist? Are you a specialist that is now required to work as a generalist? Are…

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Smooth Merger: Learn from Organ Transplants?
Smooth Merger: Learn from Organ Transplants? 1024 523 The Body Corporate

She was in perfect health. I saw her the week before Thanksgiving every year for her annual medical. Despite her good health, she looked tired. I asked her what was…

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Bedside Notes: A Physician’s View of the Body Corporate
Bedside Notes: A Physician’s View of the Body Corporate 1024 427 The Body Corporate

I sat gazing at the screen in the wood-paneled boardroom. It felt like I’d been here before. The PowerPoint slides were alarming. We’re running out of money, production is down,…

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Fleas and Bosses: Do You See the Link?
Fleas and Bosses: Do You See the Link? 646 156 The Body Corporate

When I was growing up I thought it would be fantastic to be a CEO; the big chief, the Boss. And it’s a pretty cool job, to be sure. But…

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