Tag Archive: Culture

How to Lead with Compassion but Not Be a Pushover

Compassion goes wrong when it goes too far. Too much compassion prolongs helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. Compassion done well fuels confidence, excellence, and success. Organizations without compassion are fear-filled, ugly places to work.… Continue reading

What to Do When it’s Cold Inside

Like fire, an untended culture grows cold, dark, ugly, and useless. When you look in the organizational-mirror, do you like what you see? You can. Love: A regional medical facilities mission statement begins,… Continue reading

12 Ways to Get Serious about Fun

The law of the sad face says the more important leaders are the less they smile. You can’t milk fun out of self-important, problem-centric leaders. Fun seems frivolous when issues are important, opportunities… Continue reading

13 Things You Don’t Need to Lead

Pressure that’s rooted in unrealistic expectation; frustrates, defeats, even crushes. Self-imposed pressure drains joy, prevents progress, and invites leaders to become isolated and self-protective. Leaders don’t need to: Stand up front. Pretend they… Continue reading

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