Tag Archive: Culture

7 Ways to Defeat Complexity

The simplest way to get something done is do it yourself. Don’t depend on anyone. But, that’s not leadership. New connections expand potential and increase complexity. The result of unchallenged complexity, within organizations, is instability.… Continue reading

I’m Afraid I’ll Be Alone

I asked a group about their fears. She said, “I’m afraid I’ll be alone.” It was years ago, but I still admire her courage. She wasn’t afraid of alone-time. Mature leaders want, even need,… Continue reading

How to Seize the Biggest Missed Opportunity in Meetings

The higher you go in an organization, the more time you spend in meetings. Meetings are untapped opportunities to build culture. Live your values in meetings. Treat people – in the conference room… Continue reading

The Potter’s Wheel of Leadership

Listen to your language. It points to the future. Habits of speech are the potter’s wheel of leadership. Both you and your organization are formed by the language you repeat. Choose your language before it… Continue reading

Solution Saturday – 10 Ways to Build Vulnerability into Culture

Faking drains, but vulnerability ignites. I often encouraged audiences to embrace the power of vulnerability. During the Q&A at a recent presentation one participant asked how to build vulnerability into his organization. The five functions… Continue reading

The Proximity Principle

The Proximity Principle: Leaders tend to serve people they see, touch, and spend time with. Leaders who huddle rather than mingle grow inward and serve each other. Distance allows detachment. Detached leaders falsely believe the work… Continue reading