Tag Archive: Culture

I Had a Boss Who Poisoned Relationships

Every word you say to yourself and others matters. Gossiping manager: I had a boss who poisoned relationships. She bad-mouthed support staff. My mirror neurons made it natural to agree. Gossip ignites tension.… Continue reading

Which Comes First – Quantity or Quality

“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the… Continue reading

7 Ways to Stop Gossip Vampires

Few leaders do anything about gossip vampires. Gossip is a tool for personal advantage, self-justification, and helpless complaint. If relationships produce results, gossip is expensive. Gossip vampires: Suck the life out of relationships.… Continue reading

10 Questions That Expose Toxic People

The deadliest person on your team is a high performing toxic person. Toxic people: Brag about using power and manipulation to get what they want out of others. Blame you when they offend… Continue reading

Leadership Small Groups are Key to Culture Change

Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Art Barter to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of  “The Art of Servant Leadership II: How You… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Manage a Large Facility that’s very Negative

Dear Dan, What’s some advice to give a manager who leads a large facility that’s been very negative for many years? There are many complaints and no teamwork. Sincerely, Dealing with negativity Dear… Continue reading