Responsibility-centered leadership versus Reward-centered leadership

“Some leaders fail to achieve organizational health because they possess an almost unconscious unwillingness to do the difficult tasks and confront the challenging situations that are required to bring it about. This unwillingness flows from a flawed – and dangerous – motivation for becoming a leader.” Patrick Lencioni in “The Motive“ In his excellent new… Read More

Better together

Read time: 14 min 6 sec At the end of January, we began looking at the five generations that currently make up the American workforce. Each week we went over a summary of the various generations and the different events that helped shape them as people. The Silent Generation – The Depression and WWII Baby… Read More

The Silent Generation, an introduction

One area of study that has long fascinated me is the area regarding the various generations of people that we have, specifically in America. Over the last eight years or so that has shifted to how those generations function together within the workplace.    I know that people have differing views on names for the… Read More

don’t put your employees in the hospital!

“Simply put, employers can make decisions to improve people’s lives in fundamentally important ways. Or, alternatively, employers can, either intentionally or through ignorance and neglect, create workplaces that literally sicken and kill people.” (Pfeffer, 2018) This quote is one of the many that stopped me dead in my tracks. To realize that the quality of… Read More

humility in the workplace – a self-awareness issue

What does “humility in the workplace” mean? Why is it important? For many, the word humility has many connotations. Some are very positive and some not so positive. It seems some people equate humility to weakness and being a “doormat”. I beg to differ from that view of humility. In true humility, there is great… Read More

6 questions leaders must answer

Much is written about how to use questions to lead; about how leaders need to be asking the right questions of those they lead. However, one key aspect of leadership, is answering questions for the people that you are leading. In one of my favorite organizational health books, The Advantage, my favorite organizational health / business author,… Read More