Tag Archive: Culture

Solution Saturday: Dealing with Ms. Rigid

Hi Dan, I lead a team of amazing professionals who are passionate and committed to the work we do. One team member is … rigid in her thinking and ambushes me at staff… Continue reading

The Toxic Leader Score

Your Toxic Leader Score* (TLS) is the level of unnecessary irritation you cause others. If you occasionally irritate colleagues by arriving late, you’re a 3 on a range from 1 to 10. If you frequently… Continue reading

Giving Teeth to the Lion

Organizations without guiding values have lost control of their identity and future. Values guide during good times, anchor during tough times, and create stability during change. One of my leadership blunders was focusing… Continue reading

The Most Important Thing About Us

Incompetent leaders are pushed around by negative environments. Skillful leaders create positive environments and manage emotion. The way people feel, while they work, is leadership’s opportunity. You can’t control people’s feelings, but you can create interactions… Continue reading

How to Solve People-Problems Pt. 2

Behaviors, not theories, solve people-problems. This is part-two of, “How to Solve People Problems.” Scan part-one here. How to solve people-problems: Let’s focus on the people-problem of low morale. #1. Positive before negative:… Continue reading

Four Ways to Get Ahead in Your Organization

Everyone who rises within an organization does things to please people with power. Getting ahead within organizations always includes making someone happy. 4 ways to get ahead within organizations: #1. Seek and listen to input,… Continue reading