The Little School with Lofty Goals

Goals must be crystal clear and forward focused Good organizations plan and plan for contingencies as well Members continuously and naturally challenge the status quo, seeking improvement It only took…

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The Way We Do Things Here

Culture isn’t what’s written down in the employee manual Culture is what they tell you after you get done with training Leader’s influence culture – they do not control it…

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Measuring Messages – Inside and Out

What Gets Measured…Gets Done                                    UnknownCulture has three levels – Artifacts, Personal Values, Assumed ValuesThe behaviors that comprise a culture can be quantified – As can an organization’s idealThe gap between…

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Have to? Or Want to?

“Mattering” is important in engagementEngagement occurs as an outcome of consistent culture cultivation effortsHighly engaged organizations share common philosophies and practiceThere is a radio station in my town that has…

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Integrity – A Key Component of Culture

A majority of people believe they have high integrity Culture determines levels of psychological safety Strong culture prevents Integrity conflicts Imagine sitting in a meeting of peers, discussing a new…

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Safety Fosters Innovation

A Player-Coached Team Stimulates Improvements Trust is the Foundation for Psychological Safety Innovation relies upon well-focused, risk-taking Strategies Innovate or Die?  Today’s disruption comes from organizations and their teams that…

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5 Strategies for Leadership Success in 2021

2021 promises to provide great opportunities.  The road to success, while open, is littered with challenges.  2020 has seen intense economic dislocation and truckloads of human suffering.  The world economy…

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