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, … Continue reading 6 questions leaders must answer

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?

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 … Continue reading clarity – a key component of organizational health

what are your guiding principles?

Guiding principles are wonderful things - if you have them. Too many of us as individuals and organizations have not fully articulated our guiding principles. In his book Turn This Ship Around!, author L. David Marquet lists the guiding principles he and his team developed while he was commander of the attack submarine the Santa Fe. … Continue reading what are your guiding principles?

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 … Continue reading changing the culture – what’s first?

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? … Continue reading mission true or mission drift?

Michael Hyatt’s Interview of Patrick Lencioni on Organizational Health

Michael Hyatt's of Patrick Lencioni on Organizational Health In this backstage interview at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012, I asked Patrick M. Lencioni about corporate culture and how leaders can use it to drive performance. His new book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business, is focused on this topic. This would be a great … Continue reading Michael Hyatt’s Interview of Patrick Lencioni on Organizational Health