Category Archive: Values mission & vision

How to Stop Drifting and Find Focus

***** Life is a journey but you’re drifting unless you define your destination. The same is true for organizations. The first step toward success is defining it. Too eager to do: Activity seduces.… Continue reading

Five Reasons Performance Reviews Suck

***** Every performance review I ever had was a colossal waste of time. The dust laying on yours indicates it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on. Performance reviews are like Santa Clause,… Continue reading

The Secret Power of Destroying Secrets

Manipulators, backstabbers, and poor performers love organizations with secrets. In fact, they create, nurture and protect environments where secrets are normal, even virtuous. Most organizations have too many secrets. Too many conversations are… Continue reading

The Vision All Leaders Always Need

We say leadership is all about others and then hypocritically say, follow me! Leader-centric vision casting captures and dominates current leadership thought. From Moses to Martin Luther King Jr., stories of leaders with… Continue reading

Christmas, Goals, and Deadlines

Deadlines don’t motivate until goals have meaning. People must personally own goals before deadlines create urgency, focus, decisiveness, and action. Today is Christmas Eve. It’s the motivating deadline for millions of procrastinators. The… Continue reading

Getting Foot-Draggers On Board

I received an email question, “Some people in our organization aren’t interested in personal development. What can we do?” Priority: Personal development is the top priority for everyone passionate to maximize their opportunities. It’s… Continue reading