Category Archive: Values mission & vision

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

What if Someone on Your Team Died

I heard (Ret.) General Dempsey, the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talking about leadership at the World LEADERS Group. He struggled with what to say to soldiers who had lost… Continue reading

Maximize – Don’t Squander – New Talent

Leaders squander new talent when you give too much guidance. Don’t give instruction that’s rooted in the past, if you want something new. Encourage people to bring themselves to opportunities. Define the playing field,… Continue reading

Why You Should Stop Writing Job Descriptions

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Steve Jobs I have a coaching client… Continue reading