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What Every Leader Should Know About Organization Culture

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Your behaviors are contagious. Choose carefully. Perhaps you are familiar with a popular insurance company TV ad based on the concept of “paying it forward.” A woman prevents a guy from stepping off the street corner into the path of an oncoming car.  The man who observes this from a restaurant window later helps a » Read More


7 Ways You’re Missing Opportunities with Millennials


Check out this guest post by Ryan Currie over on Jon Mertz’ Thin Difference blog! Working with millennials can be a challenge but you’re just making things harder on yourself by missing valuable opportunities in your interactions. Millennials aren’t as selfish, as tuned-out, or as idealistic as they’re pegged to be and they actually provide » Read More


5 Ways Traveling Can Make You a Better Leader


Guest Post by Sandra Mills Whether you’re a business leader already or looking to become one, you need to be on lookout for ways to improve your leadership skills. Not only will this translate into you doing your job better, but it will relieve much of the stress associated with your job. According to a report released » Read More

Can you rebuild broken trust?

Risk management concept, arrow hitting an apple on a businessman

“people ask me why it’s so hard to trust people, and i ask them why is it so hard to keep a promise?” ~ QTangel, boardofwisdom.com My buddy, George, told me the other day about the new manager where he works, a nation-wide retail store chain. There are dozens of employees at his location.  The » Read More

Leading Through Mistakes


In our Lead Change Google+ Community, we posed a question: How do you deal with mistakes that happen within your teams and organization? Mistakes Will Happen A certainty in life and work is we all will make mistakes at various points in time. When we do, the goals will be to limit the consequences, take » Read More


Do you have leadership presence?


“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.” Lao Tzu Leadership is about results and positive outcomes, and so leaders want the hearts and minds of others directed toward a unified purpose. Presence is one way the leader can engage the energies and commitment of others to a common goal. Authenticity and effective communication » Read More


Emergent Change: Shifting to a complexity paradigm


The traditional approach to organizational change has been a tightly planned process with objectives established by top management. This planned approach to organizational change is reinforced with the publication of numerous best practice case studies for change, detailed guides for leading the neophyte through the change wilderness, and studies of what is needed to remove » Read More


A Leadership Lesson from the Mother of Dragons


“You do not owe me your freedom.  I could not give it to you. Your freedom is not mine to give.  It belongs to you and you alone.  If you want it back you must take it for yourselves.  Each and every one of you.” – Daenerys, Stormborn of House Targaryen You can find leadership » Read More


Why the Mundane Matters


Or, “What was your name again?” A few years ago I realized how odd it is, at my doctors’ offices, to share highly intimate, personal medical information with people whose names I don’t even know.  I now notice that some medical staff make a point to introduce themselves to me.  If they don’t, I introduce myself » Read More


Culture of Change


In your organization or on your team, think for a moment about what you’d most like to see happen over the next 6 months to 2 years. Give yourself a minute… Now would you say your greatest vision for your team or your organization is: Do what we’re doing, only better, more effectively or more » Read More

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