Category Archive: Values mission & vision

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Someone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives. The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading

Beyond Peter Drucker’s Five Most Important Questions

Peter Drucker believed the five most important questions you will ever ask about your organization are: What is our Mission? Who is our Customer? What does the Customer Value? What are our Results?… Continue reading

How to Make a Personal Plan for 2018

A good plan is like new shoes. You’re excited to have them but they’re uncomfortable. Safe plans waste time, energy, and talent. Good plans disrupt. Real plans disturb the status quo.   How… Continue reading

How to Create the Perfect Organizational Culture

The future of organizations is determined by the ways we choose to relate to each other. Imagine: It helps to know where you want to go before you start down the path. Imagine an… Continue reading

The Puzzle without the Cover

Leading is like working on a puzzle without the cover. In turbulent times, throw three puzzles in the same pile. In crisis, hide the edges. Certainty about the future is illusion. At best,… Continue reading

6 Questions to Find Your Reason for Being

I received a one line email from a coaching client at 7:02 p.m. on April 2. It’s been dripping in my mind since it arrived. “Is a servant leader’s most important decision choosing… Continue reading