Two concepts in a fast transformation…

… THE WAY WE SHOP AND THE WAY WE WORK TODAY Department store Lord & Taylor will reduce its operations to just the bottom floors, and will see its flagship location shrink to about 150,000 square feet, less than a quarter of the 676,000 square-foot building housing it. The deal also extends beyond New York. At Lord & Taylor stores …

Here’s How I Decide Whether To Accept Your LinkedIn Connection Request

Some things change; others stay the same. You can put LinkedIn down in both columns. Its fresh, new web-browser design is less than two months old, and it might have you rethinking how your profile is set up–hopefully not for the first time. In fact, you should probably consider rebooting how you use your social networks pretty much every time your career takes …

This Is for Boston

It’s funny, I’d just been celebrating. When I got the call from Danny, I was leaving the airport — my wife, Kayla, and I were coming back from having celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary. We’d gone to Miami for a couple of days — and now we were back in Seattle, driving home. I missed the call, must have been doing …

Organizational health a fast track to performance improvement

Working on health works. It’s good for your people and for your bottom line. The central idea underlying our organizational work for the past decade has been that the best way to run a business is to balance short-term performance and long-term health. Healthy companies, we know, dramatically outperform their peers. The proof is strong—the top quartile of publicly traded companies in McKinsey’s Organizational …