Category: Leadership

You have probably all heard of Myers Briggs, Social Style, DISC, and other personality style assessments. They are great for helping us realize that people are different than us and that by paying attention to other’s styles you can work more effectively with them. Many people have benefited from these personality categorization systems, but there...
I know you have lots of reasons to not believe this, but people are good. They care about others and want to help those in need. Yes , yes . . there are some rotten people out there, but their percentage is much lower than you think. Most people know the difference between what’s good...
innovation
In today’s environment, relevance is a matter of survival. Having a relevant organization means being pertinent, connected, or applicable to your company or industry. It means being current, not out of date when it comes to the latest practices and having a very strong value proposition for your internal or external clients. Organizations that are...
team
For decades coaches have told their players there is no I in TEAM. The point they’re trying to make is that the interest of the players should be the team first and themselves second. Players that put themselves first ahead of the team are often called prima donna or selfish. It is true that for...
organizational purpose
It’s no secret that individuals and teams produce better results when they are motivated. Managers, coaches, and parents often seek far and wide to find a source of motivation for those they desire better results from. Motivation can come in the form of a benefit or purpose. Benefits are usually finite and have a shorter...
leadership personas
It’s no secret that leaders receive a lot of attention. They are involved in highly visible activities, make decisions that affect whole organizations, and interact with countless people. Everything they do is observed by others and accordingly contributes to how people perceive them. These perceptions are very important and powerful as they influence others around...
organizational change
No organization is ever where a leader wants it; there is always something that needs to be different. In fact, this is a very healthy perspective. First of all, an organization needs to be different just to stay relevant. Secondly, all organizations have weaknesses; identifying and dealing with them is like working with fractals. Fractal:...
intentional leader
Most leaders would answer this with a solid “yes”. That’s because they judge their level of thought, analysis, and response to any given situation to be thorough, deliberate, and undeterred. But, if you sent out a 360-degree evaluation to their employees the responses that came back may tell another story. Regardless of how intentional leaders...