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17 05, 2016

Leading Without a Common Why

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:00+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve heard it for years—a clear, compelling, and shared purpose is the driving force for building and sustaining a high-performing organization. It provides the “why” that serves as the North Star guiding every action and pulling people toward success. You can’t argue with the successes trotted out in the leadership [...]

3 05, 2016

Three Reasons Your Culture May Be Struggling

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Compelling vision and core values defined? Check. Communication and alignment sessions with everyone? Check. Updated hiring and on-boarding processes to determine fit and ensure that new hires are on-board with your culture? Yep … you did that, too. So why is the culture you want for your organization struggling to [...]

4 04, 2016

From Good to Gone: Three Ways Your Business Is Shooting Itself in the Foot

By | 2016-04-04T23:48:42+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sooner or later, your business will probably die. The statistics for a start-up business are well known—50 percent fail within the first five years. Even the biggest companies are not immune from eventual obsolescence, however. The average life span of a Fortune 500 company is only 40 to 50 years. [...]

28 03, 2016

Be Aware and Apprehensive Not Afraid

By | 2016-03-28T14:13:26+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The scariest change and potential disruption on the horizon is the one that you never see coming. The most effective leaders and organizations minimize the potential for chaos by operating in a positive state of perpetual awareness and apprehension. The least effective act as if they are afraid. Which one [...]

21 03, 2016

Persistent Resilience: It’s a Matter of Head and Heart

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sooner or later you will have to choose—do you take an action that is painful, or do you suffer an even worse consequence by doing nothing? In your business, it could be the choice to discontinue a key product or service. Apple is famous today for regularly killing products to [...]

15 03, 2016

What Makes You Relevant?

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Intelligent machines replacing humans in the workplace is no longer science fiction. Research from McKinsey & Company reports that as much as 45 percent of the individual work activities can be accomplished with artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and computer automation that is available today. The agriculture industry is being transformed [...]

7 03, 2016

How Perspective, Perception, and Baggage Inhibit Change

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:01+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My father had a problem. He was the shop manager for the International Harvester tractor and truck dealership in the small town where I grew up, and his staff was upset about their pay. There was no Human Resources department in those days, and today’s HR professionals would never allow [...]

29 02, 2016

Change Leaders or Change Managers: It Depends on Your Focus

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Allan was at his wits’ end. The transformation team he was leading was in chaos. Their work was stalled, and their carefully crafted plan was in danger of being obliterated by discord, disagreement, and in a few cases, near-mutiny. During our conversation, Allan lamented about how well everyone initially worked [...]

21 02, 2016

Good Change, Bad Change, and Buy-In

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:02+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Don Draper, the fictional advertising guru on the television show “Mad Men” said, “Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is.” Good luck convincing your team, customers, or vendors of that. Leaders want the change they introduce to be universally accepted based on the inherent trust that others have [...]