is your culture transforming or deforming people?

Organizational culture is currently a hot topic and it should be in my opinion. Much is being written about the challenges of developing a healthy organizational culture, but I am not sure that I am seeing much change. Organizational culture is important, of course, because it has been shown to have a direct impact upon … Continue reading is your culture transforming or deforming people?

3 Priorities for Hiring Good Team Members

When adding people to your organization. Look for these three things (in the order listed!): Character Chemistry (organizational fit) Competency Talent doesn't matter if there is a deficiency of character or the person does not fit your culture.  

a time of transition

Good Monday morning! You can feel fall in the air here in the Midwest. Transitions - they are filled with excitement and anxiety. Looking forward to the new and sad about what you are leaving. Transitions provoke a wide range of emotions. I know - we are in the midst of one right now. This … Continue reading a time of transition

problems with your culture?

Good morning! Organizational mission and culture are important. Having your team onboard and bought into the mission and culture is a key component to your organization's success. However, while we (as leaders) think everyone is on board, we keep running into issues that confound us and go against the grain of who we are as … Continue reading problems with your culture?

three ways you might be demotivating your staff

"The point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely -all your skills, gifts, and energies- in order to make your vision manifest. Enjoy the process of becoming." - Warren Bennis (from Susan Cain) Motivation is something that we read about a great deal. Most of what I … Continue reading three ways you might be demotivating your staff

The Discipline of HOW

Good Monday morning to you! I hope your week is getting of to a great start. We had a nice quiet weekend, which is a good one in my book being an INTJ! Last week I wrote a short piece on "The Importance of Why" from Simon Sinek's book Start With Why. Very enlightening book … Continue reading The Discipline of HOW