We know that environment has a large impact on people’s behavior, yet as leaders, we are often too quick to blame a behavior on the person rather than the culture we’ve created. This is easier, because while they are responsible for their behavior, we are responsible for the culture…. Read More»
As the interest in workplace culture has grown, so have a number of myths that must be dispelled if we’ll ever see widespread progress…. Read More»
As you work toward changing the culture of your company, consider the relationship the IT team has with the rest of your organization…… Read More»
You have an idea so great that you practically skip into the Monday morning staff meeting, ready to share!
Once you share your next best idea, though, you look around – and none of the enthusiasm you expected exists. Not even a tepid thumbs up or a good question; all you see is confused expressions. Finally, someone speaks up: “I don’t get it. How would that work?”… Read More»
“Culture trumps strategy”? This decree is nonsense…. Read More»
As a business leader, you already understand the negative repercussions of sick or even mildly disengaged employees.
In fact, research shows organizations sincerely devoted to their workers’ health see higher profit margins and much more…… Read More»
There was a time – not so long ago – that one could see it Change coming, one could adapt to it, one had the time to tweak one’s model to remain competitive. But that time is over…. Read More»
2014 was a big year for the subject of workplace culture and it ended with Merriam-Webster identifying culture as the word of the year! The decision was based on growth in the number of definition lookups during a year when numerous culture crises dominated the popular press. While culture is clearly growing as a topic of interest for CEOs, it remains an elusive subject that rocks many organizations to their core. So what were 10 of the top culture crises of 2014?… Read More»
As 2014 came to a close, so did another chapter of our lives. Written are 365 more days of our leadership, our influence and impact on others. Before we look to 2015 to develop our #LeadershipResolutions, we must first debrief the recently closed annum. Take some time. Like a Fighter Pilot after a combat sortie, sit with your wingmen and determine what went right, what went wrong, what could have been done better and which mission objectives were achieved or missed. This is the first and most critical step in improving performance in the coming year…. Read More»
n the face of continuing economic challenges, a roller coaster marketplace, Congressional stalemates, and unrelenting change, leaders in every part of an organization must develop a capacity for resiliency. A cornerstone of resiliency is adaptability. Mind you, this is not the ordinary find-another-answer but rather find MANY answers.
Remember: the organizations with the greatest number of responses to any given situation is the one that survives. The good news: a leader does not and cannot have all the answers. Engaging every part of the organization breathes unknown potential into life…. Read More»