Tag Archive: Culture

Four Ways to Become a One Word Organization

I’ve been practicing, “One Word,” for three years. It’s a fascinating practice that I learned from Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. “Ask,” is my word for 2016. One word for organizations:… Continue reading

The Most Important New System You Could Implement in 2016

Leaders spend too much time crafting values statements and too little putting them into practice. The work isn’t crafting values; it’s living them. The most important new system you could implement is one that enables… Continue reading

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