Category Archive: Culture

How to Overcome the Distraction of Compassion

Distracted leaders are octopods spinning like tornados with sucker-filled tentacles clinging to ‘important’ trivialities. You can’t go eight directions at the same time and make meaningful progress. The centrifugal force of distraction drives… Continue reading

Secrets of Emotional Contagion

Emotion is contagious. Stressed leaders have stressed teams. Angry leaders are surrounded by anxiety. You care about the way work feels because: Motivation is a feeling. Momentum is a feeling. Vitality is a… Continue reading

5 Essentials of Culture Building

The most important thing about us is the way we treat each other while we do the work. Organizational culture is simply the way people consistently treat each other. (This post is based… Continue reading

A 5 Step Project That Fuels Energy and Performance

“A person can perform only from strength. One cannot build performance on weakness, let alone on something one cannot do at all.” Peter Drucker 5 step project: #1. List the top three strengths of… Continue reading

Women in Business Choose How You Show-Up

Choose how you show up, before you show-up, or you’ll end up pushed around by strong people and stressful situations. Tip: Before your next important meeting or conversation, spend a few minutes planning… Continue reading

Bill Campbell Teaches Google Execs How to Run Meetings

“You’re like a dictator dolling out tasks.” (Bill Campbell to Jonathan Rosenberg.) I was surprised when Jonathan Rosenberg said his coach, Bill Campbell, wasn’t focused on efficiency. He focused on relationship and community.… Continue reading