Tag Archive: Culture

How to Develop the People You Really Want

Leaders who neglect people seldom get what they really want. Three essentials for skillful leaders: Produce useful results. Build relationships. Strengthen culture. Successful leaders do all three at the same time – all… Continue reading

10 Ways to Reject Bad Failure and Embrace Good

Some types of failure should be tolerated, even welcomed; other types should be rejected completely. Failure is good when you’re better for it and others don’t pay too high a price. Fruitless failure:… Continue reading

How to Energize Your Organization

The four elements of unhappiness are helplessness, paralysis, isolation, and insignificance. You can’t feel happy and feel like you don’t matter. Energy: Successful leaders energize. Happiness is energy. Success always includes making someone feel happy.… Continue reading

The Culture Engine

Leaders build culture by intent or neglect. Culture building begins with who you are. Personal Philosophy: Chris Edmonds, in his new book “The Culture Engine,” begins by taking readers through a series of… Continue reading

Maximize a Racehorse Without Getting Trampled

Incompetent leaders hire for fire and spend most of their time putting it out. Racehorses are fun to watch and dangerous to manage. Racehorses irritate the heck out of plow horses. Racehorses are flashy glory hounds who quit too soon… Continue reading

7 Ways to Deal with “Rigid Inflexibles”

We had an inflexible support-person, where I worked years ago, who freaked out at the hint of change. The guy who I replaced in the organization told me she was satan. She felt… Continue reading