When Self-Preservation Weakens You and Me

A beleaguered reality overwhelming teams during times of constant change is an ever-present reality of self-preservation. The instinct is not bad. It is wired into our brains. Yet, when teams experience the one-two punch of change in a seemingly endless assault, the greater the likelihood each person slowly turns inward. And they stay there. The […] Read moreRead More»

Stop Waiting for Upper Management to Do Something

How many times have you heard, “If upper management would get it’s act together, we could actually make some progress?” I’m asking you, though, to stop saying it. Stop believing it. In these times where so much uncertainty whirls about weaving itself into decisions and water cooler conversations, paralysis has come over entire companies. Logic […] Read moreRead More»

People before Profit

America’s work environments need resuscitation. According to Gallup, the last 10 consecutive months our work environments have been the lowest since the notorious research firm has kept track. Measures of work environment can be found here. But do you really need Gallup’s research to tell you our work environments suck? In my work with senior […] Read moreRead More»

Spreading Hate as a Way to Do Business

It’s sad when archaic command-and-control leadership acts strangle an organization. Like a monster with gnashing teeth swinging wildly at anything unlike itself, such companies and their leaders hold hostage its culture. They severely limit people’s potential. They essentially screw themselves out of profits or doing good work that helps communities. Case in point: The American […] Read moreRead More»

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