To create or sustain a healthy, adaptive organization a leader must be respected; be seen as authentic, reliable, and trustworthy.
Downturns, layoffs, and right-sizing are words that strike fear in the hearts of many people currently employed. In work places around the country workers are rightfully preoccupied with the threat of losing their jobs.
For some people, the need to achieve becomes warped. Their sense of achievement becomes more about racking up a score rather than building our potentials or exercising our gifts.
Excuses are a bane to most organizations where people have come together to create value. Accepting excuses for performance shortfalls weakens the effectiveness of any organization, erodes trust and teamwork, and ultimately limits profitability.
If you are not relentlessly developing leadership talent from within, then, by implication, you are content to be sub-optimized. There is no way around it. If your people aren’t stepping into leadership roles as circumstances dictate, if they aren’t continuously improving as leaders, and if they aren’t routinely making others better, then the organization is […]
Business is a dynamic competitive contest: The realities of today’s business environment require companies to be fast, focused and adaptable in order to thrive. Business processes that hinder these organizational capabilities, that make it more difficult for companies to reach to their optimized levels of performance, are unnecessary, if not harmful. Business leaders need to […]
While coaching can be effective, frequently it isn’t. Unsuccessful coaching assignments can have substantial costs while returning no benefits. The idea that coaching works is undermined by failures.
The absence of a shared, well understood plan reduces real productivity and leads to sub-optimization of a company’s performance. The solution is to not only build a plan but to disseminate it, discuss it for shared understanding, and then to manage individual performance against the plan.
When you turn an episode of procrastination into an opportunity to learn, you win. Perhaps not all at once, but definitely you’ll win in the end.
Change is hard, but not impossible. Your chances are improved by having a strategy for realizing the change you want to experience. Work your strategy. Practice the skills you seek.