Do you offer “fast food” training and education? How do you move beyond the illusion of perfection to create persons who can think and make decisions in complex situations/
Have you thrown out your strategic plan yet? If you made one several months ago, I’m willing to guess that you have. The landscape of reality has already changed … . So now what?
Organizations are only as good as the people inside. Yet the organizations and the people are under increasing stress. In the face of pressure and uncertainty, leaders want to solve, fix, and inspire. How can leaders make the choice to be fearless?
Managers are regularly encouraged to create a “stop doing” list. Let’s ask that question to leaders: What isn’t working anymore?
How often have you written an e-mail and when you clicked “Send” immediately wished for an “undo” button?. Thoughts on using e-mail effectively to increase connection with recipients and align with your goals.
Meeting after meeting after meeting quietly corrodes our spirits and our organizations. We experience boring meetings, long meetings, meetings without a purpose. … Beyond the measurable wasted time, meetings matter.
Teambuilding activities may be fun, but deliver little long-term value to organizations. Here is an invitation to rethink approaches to build connection and commitment.
A Personal Advisory Board provides a sounding board, offers wisdom and counsel, and accountability. Read about how to develop one, including questions to ask potential members and your self.
When we consistently act in an authentic and trustworthy manner, we will gain trust. But what do those words mean? And, how can we develop authenticity and trustworthiness in ourselves? Read about how Lou Holtz answered these questions while working with a new team every season.
Volunteers commit their time, energy, money, and other resources because they want to make a difference, belong to a group with a common goal, and have pride in being a contributing member. It is the leader who provides the glue, attracting others to join and directing activities. Read about key characteristics of volunteers and strategic questions for leaders as identified in a two-year research project by Deloitte.
While each person’s brain is unique, the act of communication can align speaker and listener brain circuits. We know when we are “clicking” with a person or an audience. And we know when things are falling flat. How can we increase the chances that the highest levels of communication will occur?
The old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” is being turned upside-down. It used to be believed that the brain not only didn’t change, but new research is proving that humans continue to form new brain cells and build new neural connections throughout their lives. What does the new science of neuroplasticity have to do with managing an organization?
Unwritten expectations can have powerful influences on relationships and communications within organizations. Here is a look at what some of them are and the impact they have on individuals and the organizations where they contribute.
Communication is about connecting with others.
Many people and the organizations they are a part of have an immunity to change – all change. They make a commitment to change and then seem unable to keep that commitment, either passively or actively undermining the very change they claim to want. So what does an immune system that resists change look like?
Reflections on how organizational strengths are reflected in the creativity and improvisation that are a part of the jazz music tradition.
The heliotrope phenomenon in organizations: we move in the direction where our attention is focused. What is your organization’s focus set toward?
The power of the placebo effect in organizations. What do you believe?
Communicating and connecting the generations.
Tips on running effective meetings.