Tag Archive: Organizational Development

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

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

12 Ways to Quickly Energize Your Environment

Darkness prevails when you neglect positive energy. Millions of dollars are spent on energizing employees, but energy remains low. Focused energy is engagement. Energy goes up when you tend it and cools when… Continue reading

16 Ways to Get to the Truth

Insulated leaders don’t ask, because they don’t want to know. You are less than you could be, because people aren’t telling you the truth.   4 surprising reasons employees don’t speak up: Positive suggestions create more… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How Organizations Become Great at Developing Great People

Four organizations recently asked me how they might enhance their people-development efforts. In the end, it’s a question about the future. The people on your team reflect the future of your organization. Great… Continue reading

The Answer is Who

Short-sighted leaders are consumed with results. Real leaders are consumed with people. The answer is who. Traditional leaders: Solve problems. Prevent failure. Create systems. Measure results. Traditional leadership is essential. But, never treat people… Continue reading