Tag Archive: Culture

10 Ways to Create a Sense of Ownership

“Act like you own the place,” is a silly slogan when people are treated like expendable cogs in machines. Hypocritical leaders expect people to act like owners while being treated like employees. Everyone knows its… Continue reading

Stop Wasting Time: 10 Ways to Learn What Matters

One young leader is laid off. The other just started a new job. But, both shared the same concern. “How will I fit-in?” Our need to fit-in reflects our need to connect, belong, and… Continue reading

Five Ways to Connect with Your Beautiful Obsession

Beautiful obsession is the predecessor of greatness. The Russian dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, considered to be one of the greatest ballet dancers in history, said, “Dancing is my obsession.” Obsession leads to exceptional. Obsessed… Continue reading

Saying Yes is Harder than Saying No

Don’t pat yourself on the back if you’re skilled at saying no and lousy at saying yes. Weak leaders hide behind bureaucracy and love making people beg. The more times you say no, the more… Continue reading

12 Requirements for Powerful Empowerment

Permission-askers don’t feel powerful. Permission-giving keeps people in line and subservient. Power hungry leaders create disempowering cultures. Do the people around you feel powerful? The person giving permission is the person in control. Empowerment… Continue reading

Four Ways to Fit In and Not Disappear

Learn to fit in while you standout. Finding your place – in relation to others – frees, empowers, and enhances meaning. Image source Fitting in: Leaders who succeed in isolation aren’t doing much. The myth of… Continue reading