Category Archive: Culture

How to Deal with Frustrated Employees

Years ago, I said no to a boss. I hated it. I’m a getter-done type. Saying no was painful. It was unexpected for her to hear as well. I’d always said yes. She… Continue reading

Six Ways to Innovate in Rigid Organizations

The future rides on a horse called innovation. Organizations that can’t innovate stagnate. Some organizations have innovation in their blood. But, many are mired in systems and bureaucracy. It’s easier to begin innovating… Continue reading

Overcoming the Fear of Positives

Short-sighted leaders are stingy with positives and free with negatives. Their talk is constantly dark. They focus on: What’s not working. What you need to improve. What didn’t reach the mark. What could… Continue reading

Solving the Pathetic Meeting Problem

Orderly leadership meetings are pathetic and useless. Head-nodding sessions are exercises in futility that waste resources, talent, and time. Cancel them and do something productive. The spirit of agreement permeates pointless leadership meetings.… Continue reading

Six Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Culture Now

People in strong cultures smile and laugh. The idea that it takes fewer muscles to smile than frown is silly. If you don’t want to smile, it doesn’t matter how easy it is.… Continue reading