Tag Archive: organizational success

The Power of the Audience

Three of our grandchildren – 2, 6, and 7 yrs. old – spent the week with us. I kept hearing, “Watch this Poppi.” Everyone longs for an approving audience, the standing ovation. Leaders… Continue reading

Getting to Different

Leaders see beyond the inevitable. Leaders rise above “what is” to imagine “what could be.” Defining leadership: “Leadership is causing the realization of a future that wasn’t going to happen anyway. Leaders say,… Continue reading

Overcoming the Reason People Don’t Listen

Tune into others if you expect them to tune into you. Discouraged or defeated people need strength before they’ll listen to ideas or solutions. Give strength before giving answers or solutions. Six Ways to… Continue reading

The Surprising Power of Stopping to Begin Again

The longer you work at improving something – the fewer improvements you make. Gold Medal swimmers work unending hours shaving hundredths of seconds off their time. Not so, when they began swimming. Improvement… Continue reading

How to See and Cure Sick Organizational Cultures

Peter Drucker said, “The purpose of business is to create a customer.” Sick organizational cultures focus on themselves rather than customers. Everything that distracts, dilutes, or diverts from creating customers suggests sickness. Sick organizations:… Continue reading

How to Change an Organization

The difference between great and average, when it comes to organizations, isn’t simply efficiency or effectiveness, it’s culture. Great organizations have great cultures. “The context in which people work shapes them.” Brook Manville. But… Continue reading