“Nine Lies About Work” is an excellent book by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall that address nine common misconceptions that are a bit faddish in the organizational world right now and they quickly get to the heart of the matter in this book. This is a book I would recommend adding to your library.
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
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
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
Good Monday morning to you! Question – have you ever been frustrated when something does not meet your expectations? Does it frustrate you? Well, the conclusion I have come to is that the gap between expectations and reality is frustration. Are your team members frustrated? Is there a gap between your stated values and your… Read More
“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
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
Good morning – I hope your week has gone well so far! You have heard me say often about how important it is to have a healthy culture within your organization. I am becoming more and more convinced of that idea and realizing that it is the key difference in organizations. It is also intensely… Read More