Tag Archive: Organizational Development

How to Break Free From ‘Establishment-Thinking’ and Win Like a Startup

‘Establishment-thinking’ slows leaders and organizations to a safe crawl.   What would you do if you were just starting your business? Love your customers like you just won them. Don’t take long-term relationships… Continue reading

Playing in the Gap

During a recent presentation, I asked participants to write the top five qualities of a great supervisor on sticky notes. One quality per note. Debrief: I asked, “What do you have on the… Continue reading

How Organizations Die From Within

An organization’s deadliest enemies are internal. How we treat each other while we face external challenges determines our ability to win. Internal environments are more important than external issues. Organizations exist to maximize the… Continue reading

You Work too Hard – Just Show Up

You’re working way too hard. “80% of success is just showing up.” Woody Allen Show up by wandering around. 4 reasons to wander around: You get smarter. The people around you know more… Continue reading

6 Ways to Deal with Blamethrowing

Blamethrowers want others to change. The opposite of blame is responsibility. You learn when you take responsibility. Life remains the same when you blame. 6 ways to deal with Blamethrowing: #1 Change first: The past… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Stumped by a Question

An audience member stumped me with a question. I don’t like saying, “I don’t know,” in front of a thousand people, but last Tuesday in Louisville, KY, I did. He questioned something I said.… Continue reading