Category Archives: Leadership

Quick summaries of practices to increase leadership capacity and capabilities.

Leaders: Is it “safe” to work at your organization?

Leadership is about making people feel safe. When someone feels heard, they feel safe. ~Simon Sinek In my position I hear things that leaders, managers, HR personnel, etc. never hear. I hear comments like “I can’t tell him what I … Continue reading

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Why So Many Leader’s Goals Fall Short

If you pick the right small behavior and sequence it right, then you won’t have to motivate yourself to have it grow. It will just happen naturally, like a good seed planted in a good spot. ~B.J. Fogg It’s a … Continue reading

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Leaders know: culture trumps strategy.

You can’t trade your company’s culture in as if it were a used car.  For all its benefits and blemishes, it’s a legacy that remains uniquely yours.  Cultures evolve over time—sometimes slipping backward, sometimes progressing—and the best you can do … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Grace for Leaders from George H.W. Bush

We as a people have such purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world. ~George H.W. Bush, January 20, 1989 Inauguration This past week while the nation said a … Continue reading

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Leaders, Stop Wasting Money on Team Building

Failure to collaborate was, ironically, a function of their excelling at the jobs they were hired to do and of management reinforcing that excellence. ~Carlos Valdes-Dapena Stop Wasting Money on Team Building is an article title I’ve seen pop-up in … Continue reading

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