Tag Archive: Organizational Development

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

7 Powerful Qualities of Servant-Leaders

Every act of leadership is an act of service. Anything less is exploitation. The higher you go, the more people you get to serve. People aren’t in organizations to serve leaders. Leaders are in… 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

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