Enterprising Minds Blog

Emotional Intelligence (E.Q.)

Some things that emotional intelligence is: The ability to monitor and understand one’s own emotions and to act wisely in human relations.  It is emotional stability and steadfastness. A defining factor in a person’s ability to work well in teams, deal with problems and ambiguities, stick to tasks, be self-motivated and remain optimistic about work […]

Northern Nevada Business Weekly wrote a fun article about our company

Link here: McElhaney Structural Engineers of Reno is still growing

Personalities in a Team Environment

The relative success of a building construction project is often determined by the ability of the design team, owner, and contractors to effectively communicate ideas and resolve conflicts. This is true for practically any other type of endeavor that we humans venture into as teams.  Architects, engineers, and construction professionals form a special part of […]

Nobility of Spirit by Rob Riemen

I enjoyed the spotlight that this book puts on hopefulness, and the rallying cry to hold tight to it, even in the face of a society with increasing cynicism and its accompanying peril to the health of the individual human soul.  Many people may believe that people are not inherently good—but a society and democracy […]

Stop Stealing Dreams

Stop Stealing Dreams A great read and a TEDx video, by Seth Godin, about how the industrial revolution is over and some thoughts on how the education system should change accordingly.

A Thought-Provoking Post by Seth Godin

Memory and media Not too many millenia ago, just about everything we remembered happened to us. In real life. Books and then radio and TV changed that. Orson Welles demonstrated that a radio drama could create feelings (and then memories of those feelings) that were as powerful to some as the real thing. Eleven years […]

HBS Case Study: “The Chattanooga Ice Cream Division”

Background     Chattanooga Ice Cream was a division of Chattanooga Food Products and had a reputation for producing mid-priced, basic ice cream sold mainly in grocery stores. In the four years prior to the Case Study, the Ice Cream Division had experienced some rather drastic changes. Charles Moore, who was the grandson of the founder, took […]

12 Things Good Bosses Believe

Bob Sutton has a good post this morning on the Harvard Business Review about this topic. 12 Things Good Bosses Believe

Advanced Change Theory (ACT)

Commentary on an article, “Changing Others Through Changing Ourselves: The Transformation of Human Systems” in the Journal of Management Inquiry by Quinn, Spreitzer and Brown A ubiquitous and critical component of adaptive change is alteration of human systems. There is also a scarcity of research, expertise and effective, proven tools to accomplish this grand task: […]

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