Tag Archive: Culture

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

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