Tag Archive: Culture

Secrets of Emotional Contagion

Emotion is contagious. Stressed leaders have stressed teams. Angry leaders are surrounded by anxiety. You care about the way work feels because: Motivation is a feeling. Momentum is a feeling. Vitality is a… Continue reading

Where Talent Thrives or Dies – How to Build Effective Teams

Poorly run teams are where talent goes to die. Talent thrives on effective teams. Talent dies where jerk-holes thrive. Where talent thrives: There’s more to success than meeting the numbers. You get what… Continue reading

5 Essentials of Culture Building

The most important thing about us is the way we treat each other while we do the work. Organizational culture is simply the way people consistently treat each other. (This post is based… Continue reading

How to Survive and Thrive in Imperfect Organizations

You’re surrounded by imperfection. Everyone has a handful of strengths and a bucketful of weaknesses. If strengths smelled like warm cookies and weaknesses smelled like wet dog, everyone would stink. Overcome frustration with… Continue reading

A Powerful Exercise to Strengthen Teams with Untapped Potential

I’m meeting with the leadership team of a new client next week. I asked them to do the following exercise before our first meeting. Description: Please secretly complete this form for each person… Continue reading

How to Hold People Accountable with Compassion

Pushovers prolong helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. But accountability with compassion fuels boldness, growth, and productivity. You demonstrate respect for people when you hold them accountable. Accountability says behaviors matter. Who wants to live… Continue reading