To state the obvious: Great leadership is vital to any organization. Great leaders set the direction for the organization and determine resource allocation to get it done. They create the tone by how they lead and make decisions. They nurture and enable a culture to thrive. And to do their jobs well, they must be… Read More»
Gartner estimates that throughout 2015 about 80% of social business efforts are not expected to achieve the intended benefits. Even more so, many collaboration initiatives leave participants behind with a hangover, generating the opposite effect of what was intended originally. So how can you make sure you don’t suffer from a collaboration hangover?… Read More»
When I was taking business school courses a billion years ago, we used to laugh at the Peter Principle*, “managers are promoted to their level of incompetence,” to explain stupidity in organizations. Sadly, current evidence seems to point to the fact that the Peter Principle may still be alive and well today, wouldn’t you agree? … Read More»
The word “culture” has lost its meaning due to the proliferation of over-simplified and inconsistent workplace culture content that’s all over the popular press. CEO’s know culture is important but there is a complete lack of clarity surrounding how evolving, shaping, leveraging, or changing it will help them overcome some of their greatest challenges and improve business results.
It’s a tremendous challenge to educate top leaders on how to effectively evolve their culture but that’s not THE greatest workplace culture challenge. The #1 workplace culture challenge is…… Read More»
When flying on an airplane, the first thing you hear upon takeoff are the safety standards of the airplane: “In the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you… If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask first, and then assist the other… Read More»
In a world gone social, an ever increasing number of organizations are chasing the benefits of social collaboration, both inside and outside their own walls. With initiatives such as Google launching its high altitude balloons to wirelessly connect billions of people in remote areas, global collaboration has never been easier and is expected to surge in the next decade.
How to make sure you don’t suffer from a collaboration hangover?… Read More»
Leaders now find that they are leading employees and contractors and that these people can be located around the world. Are you leading with this in mind or are you stuck in the old, place based hierarchical way of thinking? … Read More»
YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about the truth behind Millennial stereotypes. Here are 7 responses to help us better understand Gen Y…. Read More»
You already have the ingredients to make your company far more powerful. You might not realize it, but there is something in the makeup of your company that a strong, dynamic culture can be built around. Something that can focus your whole organization on its prime purpose.
The key is identifying that thing…. Read More»
We’ve all had those interactions where they just don’t go the way we’d hoped. We say something we regret or don’t say what’s needed. In the end, we have fake talk that doesn’t address the matter at hand…. Read More»