Tag Archive: Culture

Organizations Where Average Leaders Excel

By definition most of us are average. Even though: 68% of the faculty at the University of Nebraska rate themselves in the top 25% of teaching ability. 90% students see themselves as more… Continue reading

A CEO says “If I Could Do it Again …”

Image source One high performance department is miserable and oppressive another is joyful and liberating. One leader has fun while another leader … All leaders get things done but the way they do… Continue reading

10 Power Tips for Connecting with Powerful People

Image source: Pat Buntrock Nothing trumps great work but abilities aren’t enough. Ignorance and insensitivity destroy opportunities. You embarrass yourself and short circuit your career by expecting everyone to adapt to you. Talent… Continue reading

How to Create Buy-In Before you Blowup

***** The hardest thing to change is an organization’s culture. It’s exponentially more difficult when you see the need but others don’t. Some organizations die in the process. Others start, struggle, stagnate, and… Continue reading

How to Play to Win Rather than not to Lose

***** Playing to win trumps playing not to lose, always. Start worrying when sports teams play to protect their lead rather than build it. Athletic play declines and scores erode when play degenerate… 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