Tag Archive: Culture

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

A Surprising Way to Connect with Your Team

Feeling alone is the result of isolation. Those who feel misunderstood live behind self-protective barriers that keep others out. Once a month I meet with a group of leaders to strengthen connections, clarify… Continue reading

10 Ways to Defeat Blood Sucking Vampires

Blood sucking vampires lurk in the shadows of your organization. If you don’t stop them, they’ll drain you. Any fool can drain energy. Real leaders create it.  Fires, left to themselves, go out. Environments… Continue reading

10 Strategies for Dealing with a Toxic Teammate

You’re stuck with a toxic team member. You wish they were gone but you don’t have the power to eject them. Now what? 10 strategies for dealing with toxic teammates you can’t eject:… Continue reading

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