Tag Archive: Culture

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

13 Things You Don’t Need to Lead

Pressure that’s rooted in unrealistic expectation; frustrates, defeats, even crushes. Self-imposed pressure drains joy, prevents progress, and invites leaders to become isolated and self-protective. Leaders don’t need to: Stand up front. Pretend they… Continue reading

How to Develop the People You Really Want

Leaders who neglect people seldom get what they really want. Three essentials for skillful leaders: Produce useful results. Build relationships. Strengthen culture. Successful leaders do all three at the same time – all… Continue reading

10 Ways to Reject Bad Failure and Embrace Good

Some types of failure should be tolerated, even welcomed; other types should be rejected completely. Failure is good when you’re better for it and others don’t pay too high a price. Fruitless failure:… Continue reading

How to Energize Your Organization

The four elements of unhappiness are helplessness, paralysis, isolation, and insignificance. You can’t feel happy and feel like you don’t matter. Energy: Successful leaders energize. Happiness is energy. Success always includes making someone feel happy.… 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