Bad leaders have something over the good ones. Bad leaders have much better job security. Why? Simple. They run off anybody who is a threat to them before any damage can be done. Bad leadership is an art form. It’s not easy to make yourself into the kind of leader who...
Six men and I sat atop four and a half million pounds of explosives waiting for the fuse to be lit to begin our flight on the Space Shuttle Discovery. We knew that for the next seven days our lives would depend on our acting synergistically. If anything went awry...
There is no magic pill, button or wand that you wave that will quickly fix or treat the ails of your company culture. We live in an instant gratification world where people/employees/leaders want things to change for the better immediately. They want the negativity, dysfunction and toxic elements of the organization to be eradicated overnight. But when it comes to your company culture there is no vaccine!
In his latest article “There Is No Vaccine For Your Company Culture; 4 “Musts” for Leading Through Times of Change,” author Jason V. Barger shows your readers that developing people and culture isn’t a drive-thru pharmacy. It takes time. It’s a process. He gives four “musts” for your readers’ corporate culture to change, which include:
• Name it
• Define it
• Plan it
• Anchor it
November 28, 2020 is the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday celebration. This year is also the 11th year that the American Business Women’s Association has signed on to be a coalition partner for this very important initiative that encourages shoppers to support...
Every team and company wants to be known for having an amazing culture, but only some understand how they are created and are disciplined enough to lead a culture-shaping process. The best leaders and teams on the planet know that growing the ecosystem they desire within their organization takes proactive leadership and support
In his latest article “Does Your Corporate Culture Get All A’s? The proactive process to shape the team culture you want” author and consultant Jason V. Barger shows your readers how it’s not a top-down dictator style of leadership that is compelling to people, but a participatory style that invites cross-functional representation throughout the organization to share in the dreaming and creation of the culture they desire. Barger’s six A’s to corporate culture include:
Big data is critical to business success because it provides leadership with important insights and information. Large enterprises use sophisticated systems to track data and often have internal analysts on their team to crunch their numbers. Or, they hire outside...
“It has been said that the only constant in life is change. This may be truer than ever. How you communicate in writing during turbulent times can leave a lasting impression on those within your organization and beyond. Your people are watching not just what you do, but how you do it.” Dr. Julie Miller
With more and more companies deciding to continue to let employees stay home (Twitter), working from home by choice or by mandate presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges. If you’re new to telecommuting, you might find that without some discipline, you’re waking up well beyond normal work hours and adopting behaviors you would never exhibit on your worst day at the office.
In her latest article, “Beyond a Bathrobe and Bunny Slippers – Survival Skills for Working from Home,” talent development expert Kate Zabriskie shows your readers how in the beginning they might welcome a day or two late mornings and wearing pajamas past noon. However, sloth mimicry is a habit few professionals would enthusiastically adopt long term. Zabriskie’s best practices include:
• Create and maintain a routine
• Master new technology and leverage old
• Stay connected
Entrepreneurs, business owners, and company leaders in every industry are living in a state of overwhelm right now. The rules of business have changed seemingly overnight, and many are struggling to adapt to the new normal of our current reality. The number of...