Tag Archive: Culture

How to Find Advantage in Office Politics

What seems like weakness may be advantage. Your manager’s obsession with the opinion of upper management may drive you crazy. But political skill is one reason they earned their position. Perhaps you should… Continue reading

Will Uber Survive its Toxic Culture

The problems at Uber is bigger than CEO Travis Kalanick. Yes, he’s ultimately responsible. However, there’s a team of leaders in place who need to step up and take aggressive public action. The… Continue reading

10 Ways to Build a Go-For-It Culture

It’s difficult for go-for-it leaders to imagine that people are waiting for permission to act. What’s wrong with them? You take action without asking permission. Why doesn’t everyone else? 10 ways to build… Continue reading

5 Ways to Solve the Dung Fly Problem

Teams and organizations always have a few members who leave smelly droppings everywhere they go and wonder why everything stinks. Sometimes it’s leaders. Dung fly leaders: #1. Kill momentum by bringing up distracting… Continue reading

7 Powerful Performance Conversation Starters

Have performance conversations so frequently that they feel natural. Repetition builds confidence and culture. Cheer, clap, and pat: If you wait until something goes wrong to give positive feedback, it’s too late. I’m… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Help! My Leader is a Morale Buster!

Dear Dan, We have a new principal who is a morale buster to say the least, but teachers have also described her as “bully”, sneaky, liar, plays favorites, doesn’t listen, doesn’t care, condescending,… Continue reading