Outside the box

What’s Outside the Regulation Box?

Regulation can chase business owners to escape excessive controls by downsizing, or sending work abroad. Deregulation can create crony capitalism that destroys growth by too many self-serving choices. Can neuro discoveries spark a new conversation to balance both sides in favor of the people?… Read More»

Leadership styles

Leadership Styles From Around The World

Leadership is an ever-changing concept, and the way in which people practice leadership style varies greatly from culture to culture. From autocratic management to egalitarian practice, from the traditional Asian ‘ringi-sho consensus’ to the Scandinavian ‘Primus Inter Pares’ this infographic explores the overriding philosophies that dictate leadership styles across the globe…. Read More»


3 Surprising Ways Leaders Create Change Resistance

I’ve spent the last couple of years researching the behaviors and habits essential for starting a successful change or people I call Wave Makers. Interestingly, some of the very behaviors and habits that derail a change are those we associate with being a strong leader.

Let’s look at three familiar ways you can unknowingly develop change resistance within your team when… Read More»

Toxic workplace

How To Create a Toxic Workplace

Why write a piece on how to create a toxic workplace? I want readers to have labels that make it easier to identify toxic behaviors that undermine people’s abilities to do their best work. When we can label something, we can more easily address the problem.

The list below doesn’t include some of the more obvious examples of toxic work environments: yelling, public tantrums, passive-aggressive behaviors, or controlling behaviors…. Read More»


The Five Biggest Misconceptions About Trust

a great deal of what’s written about in the public press is, frankly, nonsense. That’s “nonsense” technically speaking – as in, there’s clearly something there, but it isn’t put together in a way that makes sense.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s possible to describe trust in a way that is clear, commonsensical, and allows for sensible business discussions about things like processes and economics.

All it takes is getting rid of some misconceptions. Here are the Five Big Trust Misconceptions that are the chief culprits…… Read More»


Why Trust Don’t Come Easy

What makes trust so difficult to gain and retain?
Why have we lost our trust in business, government, the media?
Even in each other?
Trust is a very simple concept.
Trust is confidence.
Confidence that what we hear or read is the truth.
Confidence in something’s or someone’s character and integrity.
Confidence that some unknown future will turn out the way we’ve been led to believe it will.
But trust don’t come easy…. Read More»

Office Politics

Two Trust Lessons Learned From Office Politics

As a victim of office politics, it’s very easy to start to feel powerless and to act powerlessly. It feels terrible and causes you to question who you are, whether you’re in the right career path and what your value is.

Even successful people fall into the office politics trap and begin to feel persecuted by both their colleagues and the Universe. Why?… Read More»

Paradox of Trust

The Paradox of Trust, Vulnerability and Leadership

Humans tend to model the behavior they see. When leaders appear to be in control, know everything, never doubt, or never ask for help or input, employees think they have to do the same. The behavior they see and deem as acceptable is to be strong, not question, never be wrong, and always know. The opposite behavior is a sign of weakness and is unacceptable…. Read More»

Secret to Life

The Secret To Life And 3 Ways To Implement It

When the word trust comes up, what comes to your mind? Is it someone you can trust a secret with? Or someone you know will do what they say, when they said they’d get it done? What if it’s someone you don’t know? How can you trust a stranger?

Here is the secret to life. It all starts with trust. So how do we build trust? Here are some of the fundamentals…. Read More»

Revaluing Trust

Revaluing Trust: Shifting from WHY back to HOW

We are at a global tipping point, where the significant risk and costs of dis-trust (disengaged trust) are increasingly being exposed and experienced across a range of industries and professions. What is of major concern however, is that much of the current identification and management of the risk and costs associated with dis-trust, are reactionary. In other words, the catalyst is often some level of ‘negative exposure’ occurring, which forces the hand of executive leaders to take some kind of reactionary and corrective action…. Read More»

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