Good Stewardship is a Win-Win
A Core Culture Characteristic at DISHER
December is our month for highlighting Stewardship at DISHER. It’s one of our 12 Culture Characteristics. Every December we talk about what it is, why we do it, and the many ways in which we can carry it out in our lives throughout the year. Our use of the... Read More
Innovation Workshops Move Companies Forward
The old adage, “innovate or die”, is often true. Companies too slow to change like Blackberry, Blockbuster, and Xerox are sad reminders. Conversely, organizations like Amazon, Tesla, and Salesforce know how to stay relevant and ahead of the curve. Those who fail to adapt and give customers what they want at a cost-effective price... Read More
I am the proud father of two little boys, ages three and five. Among the busy days, messes, and laughter there is one other constant: questions. What are we doing tonight? How does a key work? Could you somehow get inside a leaf? Maybe you can relate to this line of questioning. Recently my son asked, “Dad, where... Read More
Part 1 - Reframing the Talent Gap Conversation
Reports on the deepening talent divide are overwhelming. As I look at the large-scale efforts led by many businesses and institutions in response, I feel some relief that steps are being taken towards long-term, systemic change. Yet there is an increasing need for immediate change. You will soon learn that the... Read More
Part 2 – Treetop Time
How do you grow as a leader? What character qualities do you hope to emulate? We all have the aspiration to improve but sometimes we struggle breaking it down into manageable steps towards real change. In my last blog I discussed the need to develop an organizational leadership model to give you and your... Read More
Building a Culture by Design™
I’ve worked in some awesome companies— collaborative, educational, challenging, and most of all… fun! The best jobs have always had the best people. I’ve also worked in some not-so-great environments— political, demanding (in that “oh no - what are they making me do now” kind-of way), deceptive, and profit-at-all-costs thinking which made for... Read More
The Importance of Validation Testing.
Validation testing plays a significant role in product development. Have you ever wanted to rip the radio out of your car and smash it on the ground? I’ve taken things out of my car and smashed them - and it’s quite satisfying! I didn’t do it out of frustration, I did it as part... Read More
Helping Your Team Succeed!
I love coaching teams, and I love being part of a team— and learning how to help them perform at a higher level! I’ve had the privilege of coaching a state-championship high school team, national club volleyball teams, and talented teams of professionals at DISHER. I enjoy each coaching opportunity immensely. While I do... Read More
Jeff Disher counseled me "Go to a four-year college, get an internship, and learn to tear things apart and fix them." And that's what I did.
How and why did I become a DISHER team member? Last Friday, I found myself in front of the entire company at a staff meeting— a generally uncomfortable place for an engineer to... Read More
Part 1 – Develop a Model for Your Team
How do you grow your leadership abilities? How do you lead your team or organization? If your library is like mine, you probably have a shelf full of best-sellers like: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, 21 Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell, and Good to... Read More