Tag Archive: Culture

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

How to Leverage the Benefits of Confusion

Progress requires clarity. Confusion paralyzes. Great leaders create clarity; poor leaders confuse. Worse yet, confused people pull back. Paralyzing confusion is bad but confusion has benefits. Confusion precedes breakthrough. Pushing confusion away pushes… Continue reading

Getting Foot-Draggers On Board

I received an email question, “Some people in our organization aren’t interested in personal development. What can we do?” Priority: Personal development is the top priority for everyone passionate to maximize their opportunities. It’s… Continue reading

How to Create Dynamic Work Environments

Performing the same job year after year is a recipe for boredom, coasting, and low productivity. Entrenched, stagnant employees protect their turf, resist change, and create roadblocks. In addition, they build power bases… Continue reading

The “Sweet 16” of Positive Work Environments

If people start worrying when you show up, you’re a downer. If people love to see you leave, you’re a loser. If your team hates receiving calls from you, you’re a lousy leader.… Continue reading

How to Create Problem Solving Organizations

Leaders who aren’t solving problems are irrelevant. All leaders always solve problems. Urgent problems are easier to solve because they are urgent. While facing urgent or future problems leaders remain solution oriented. The… Continue reading