Tag Archive: Culture

How Managers Confront Us/them-thinking and Win

Us/them-thinking comes naturally to everyone, even children.  Imagine giving blue shirts to one group of children and yellow to another. Us/them-thinking will animate perception quickly. Children think my group is better than your… Continue reading

Why Return to the Office if You Can Do Your Job at Home

Only 10% of the people who can do their jobs at home want to go to the office five days a week. About 50% of the current workforce can do their jobs from… Continue reading

A Cult-Like Culture, Intolerance, and Obsession

Robert Kohlhepp spent nearly 50 years working for one Company. He started as the Controller and retired as the Chairman of the Board. When he first joined, Cintas sales were about $1.5 million… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons from the Mafia, Hell’s Angels, and Gang Bangers

Would your organization thrive if governments spent billions of dollars trying to destroy it? Criminal organizations overcome all the challenges and obstacles of legal organizations plus the opposition of law enforcement. And they… Continue reading

The Five Freedoms of Gratitude

“Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” Immanuel Kant Ingratitude is weak, small, ugly, arrogant, and contagious. Unthankful leaders repel healthy followers. Companions of ingratitude: Fear. Entitlement. Envy. Blame. Anger. Freedom: Gratitude is freedom.… Continue reading

How to Face Big Challenges and Successfully Climb Steep Hills

The Little Blue Engine begins, The little blue engine looked up at the hill. His light was weak, his whistle was shrill. He was tired and small, and the hill was tall, And… Continue reading