Tag Archive: Organizational Development

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

5 Things Successful Leaders Judge

Judging feels awkward, mostly because we don’t like being judged. But, leaders who don’t judge follow the path of least resistance. To neglect judging is to embrace mediocrity. You judge all the time.… Continue reading

Fewer Policies – More Conversations

I know they’re necessary, but I hate policies. Leaders who love policies hamper leadership and hinder organizations.   Policies are the result of leadership distance. The further you are from the action, the… Continue reading

How to Cut Your Losses and Move On

Trajectory predicts the future. Minimize the negative impact of laggards by managing them up or out. Give employees on the rise freedom, opportunity, authority, and position. Experience suggests you have, on average, a… Continue reading

Under the Gun to Get it Done

Projects get to a point when things start falling apart. Failure rises  up. Some people panic. Others give up.  Reality: Competence in one area doesn’t transfer to other areas. In some conditions complexity and… Continue reading

4 Ways to Stir the Pot and Not Get Burned

Leaders stir pots. But, you’re an irritating trouble maker, if all you do is stir. Stir the pot, too often, and you’ll end up burned. A leader without relationships is an individual contributor. Develop… Continue reading