Tag Archive: organizational success

How the CEO of Whole Foods Bought Gossamer Gear

I don’t care for the idea of luck. I prefer Ralph Waldo Emerson’s approach, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” But a recent conversation with the founder… 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

4 Ways to Turn Problems into Opportunities

A team struggled with people leaving before the end of organizational meetings. You could simply tell people not to leave. I asked, “How do you want people to feel at the end of… Continue reading

How to Deal with Details for Leaders Who Hate Details

Wrapping gifts sucks the life out of me. Before I wrap, I dread it. While I wrap, I hate it. All I think about is being done with it. The details drain me.… Continue reading

How to Honor Strength and Celebrate Progress

Celebration establishes, builds, and reinforces positive culture. A clap does more good than a slap. If you don’t like what you see, start celebrating the things you want to see. The more you… Continue reading

Christmas, Deadlines, and Procrastination

Christmas is a deadline that can’t be postponed. 4 benefits of deadlines: Focus. Urgency. Decisiveness. Action. Deadlines don’t work when goals don’t capture hearts and minds. December 25 is just another day if… Continue reading