GARY KAPANOWSKI: Body-language can instantly boost your confidence

In a new study, a Harvard business school professor argues that power-posing can be more effective than traditional confidence-boosting exercises, like telling yourself how great you are.  This pose is open, take up a lot of space by holding your arms and legs away from your body, i.e. the “Wonder Woman” pose.  This suggests that […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: People judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

In a recent publication of over 15 years of research, several Harvard business school professors discovered people quickly answer two questions when they first meet someone:  Can I trust you?  Can I respect you? This is referred to as the warmth and competence dimensions. In order of importance for professionals, the study found that competence […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Psychologist explains the key to spotting a liar

According to one expert, there is no one sign that can tell you if someone is lying.  The best approach is to review all aspects of communication, such as facial expressions, posture, and speech.  Since lying is challenging work for someone to suppress all aspects of lying, one or more of these actionable areas will […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Lean Leadership and the 9th Principle

Leadership is one of the aspects of business that has different meanings and utilization for everyone.  It is hard to describe and relate to without common experiences.  The focus of lean, doing processes better, cheaper, easier, faster, and safer for the customer, allows for a direction and commonality for everyone to relate.  The question becomes […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: The disturbing link between voter ID and Jim Crow

Nice article and argument on voter id laws. What was missing was the full landscape of how politics effect voting outcomes.  Nothing was mentioned on electoral college, redistricting of voting areas to benefit political parties, rural versus urban to name a few.  All of these areas have ways to diminish the impact of one sector […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Think high and you can attain full potential

This is a great article on striving for your best in everything you do. This is something we all do at times and want to do all the time.  The article provides a great way of doing this every day.  Highly Recommended. Steps for Full Potential: Forcibly get things done Accept personal responsibility for outcomes […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: The Power of Information

This is a great article discussing the age of real time information.  There has never been a time where people have access to real information in real time.  It is hard to hide macro event details.  Read this quick article to see if you agree with me that this is just our detection of the […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Emoji not a Midwest thing?

Midwest employees frown on emoji trend, survey says Communication is always an interesting study and business communications can be ever more so.  In a recent study, Michigan emojis usage in business communications was far below the national average.  Some examples include the Michigan respondents viewed emoji use as a negative 47% compared to the national […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Bernanke explains that individuals were responsible for wrongdoing and not the firms in the financial crisis

This is a great insight on the post financial crisis aftermath. After everyone blamed the ones that fixed the problem and offered advice to provide counter measures to prevent the issue from reoccurring, we find out that many involved did not bear their responsibility as promised.  It seems this was something that was discussed to […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: China’s manufacturing index falls for 6th straight month

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index, a gauge of the nation’s factory activity, fell to 49.4 in January from 49.7 a month ago, adding to signs of continued sluggishness in the world’s second largest economy. China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index, a gauge of the nation’s factory activity, fell to 49.4 in January from 49.7 […]