Gen X, an introduction

The last two Fridays we have explored the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers. This week, we are taking a look at Gen X, those born between 1965 and1980. Also known as the X’ers, the MTV Generation, Baby Busters, and my personal favorite Thirteeners. Gen X is also referred to as a lost generation, sandwiched… Read More

clarity – a key component of organizational health

Good morning! Recently, I had the opportunity to do some teaching on Patrick Lencioni’s book The Advantage (an excellent book by the way). The book is focused on organizational health and a major theme running through the book is the need for clarity. It seems obvious, but so few organizations/leaders actually achieve clarity. Leaders owe… Read More

changing the culture – what’s first?

Good morning, Last week I wrote a post about the book Mission Drift and shortly afterwards received an email from a friend thanking me for the post, but then asking what do you do if you sense that is happening in your organization. My first thought was about how to start changing others then realized that… Read More

mission true or mission drift?

Good morning! Still hoping it will one day actually be Spring here in the Midwest, but we have snow in the forecast for Tuesday!! Last week, I did a brief post on the book Mission Drift and was asked by a friend of mine if there is mission drift, how do you get back on track?… Read More

building a sustainable culture

“A sustainable culture is built from the inside out. It starts with leadership that places the highest level of importance on human beings and a corresponding premium on recruiting, hiring, and training – both academic and experiential – to equip and empower them.” – Dan J. Sanders in Built To Serve 

why do we do this to our people?

Good Monday morning to you! I hope you are looking forward to a week of making a difference in your community this week. “Our people are our greatest resource!” “We believe in our team!” “Our people make the difference!” “Teamwork is the key!” How many times have you heard these, and others of this sort,… Read More