are you running productive meetings?

Meetings are a challenge to say the least. We need them (at least the right meetings) to do our work, but we do them so poorly that we mostly detest them! So often if feels like a no-win scenario. However, it doesn't have to be this way at all. Patrick Lencioni has a great book out … Continue reading are you running productive meetings?

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

How Do I Fit Here?

Good Monday morning to you! This weekend a good friend of mine posted on Facebook his opinion that naps ought to be a required part of the first week of daylight savings time. After getting up this morning with my body clock at odds with my alarm clock I think he may be on to something. How important is … Continue reading How Do I Fit Here?

Trust is the Key

"Absence of Trust - This occurs when team members are reluctant to be vulnerable with one another and are unwilling to admit their mistakes, weaknesses or needs for help. Without a certain comfort level among team members, a foundation of trust is impossible." - Patrick Lencioni Trust is absolutely foundational to the effective operations of … Continue reading Trust is the Key

The First Step to Organizational Health

"After two decades of working with CEOs and their teams of senior executives, I’ve become absolutely convinced that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre or unsuccessful ones has little, if anything, to do with what they know or how smart they are; it has everything to do with how healthy they are."* - … Continue reading The First Step to Organizational Health

What is THE Most Important Trait of a Leader?

Good morning - would you be interested in learning what is one of the most important traits of a leader?  It has been found to be absolutely vital to effective leadership by both Christian and secular leadership "experts". Business authors such as Jim Collins (Good to Great), Patrick Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team) … Continue reading What is THE Most Important Trait of a Leader?

Four Types of Meetings

Meetings - the word makes most of us cringe, and with good reason. As I mentioned Monday, meetings poorly done can be crippling to your organization.  However, good meetings can propel you forward, the problem is, most of us don't know what a good meeting looks like! Patrick Lencioni in his great book Death by … Continue reading Four Types of Meetings