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Monthly Archive for June, 2013

When You’re Hot You’re Hot

Posted by on June 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Once again this month, the thermometer in Washington, DC has found its way into the 90s. Now it’s not quite the sweltering June we had in 2010, but as the 1971 hit song by the late country music artist Jerry Reed goes, “When You’re Hot You’re Hot.”

Maybe there’s a silver lining with all this heat.

As long as it’s this hot, many of us will choose to stay indoors – in the cool of our office buildings — and not on the golf course, the tennis court, or at the baseball game. And as long as we’re in our offices, we might as well spend part of that time thinking about how our respective businesses can be more productive and innovative during the second half of the year.

So use this time wisely. Pull together your management team, challenge them to take a fresh look at the next six months, and come up with a game plan that could move the dial in each business and function across your organization.

Better yet, treat your team to an inspiring offsite meeting or innovation workshop, in a nice air-conditioned space, where thought-provoking speakers and thought-enhancing surroundings might serve to heat up your company’s creative thinking.

Sounds like a cool idea to me.