Category Archives: Organizational Culture

The network’s down! Five ways to empower your teams with Commanders’ Intent.

What would your people do if they were suddenly cut off from all ability to contact their leadership and other sources of information, perspective, and resources? Empower them to flex to the situation by understanding “Commander’s Intent” Students of military strategy … Continue reading

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Manage Conflict! (or it will manage you)

Conflict is a fact of life for most people. In a 2008 study, CPP found that 85% of workers in the US experience conflict to some degree and 29% report that they experience it “always” or “frequently”. (CPP 2008) Constructive … Continue reading

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Business schools discover the power of EQ in leadership development

This is a very readable journal article on how a business school invested in a program to explore and develop the emotional intelligence of its students. It is well researched and its reference list would be a great place to … Continue reading

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Are we really coin operated?

As a recovering sales manager, I have always laughed at the proposition that “sales people are coin operated”.  Notice that I said I laughed, not that I didn’t agree. What would you say if I told you that quite a … Continue reading

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What’s Your Love Language to your Team?

Servant leaders love their teams and develop them as they lead. Here are five Valentines messages that a great leader might send to their team.    

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Many of the things you can count, don’t count….

“Many of the things you can count, don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count really count.”   (Albert Einstein)

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How can you say, “It’s not just about the numbers”?

I want to use this column to explain what I mean when I say “it’s not just about the numbers”. In business, the viability of a firm depends on its ability to create the numbers it needs to exist! No one … Continue reading

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Your Culture is Your Best Teacher

It was the spring of 1981 and I had just joined Hewlett-Packard as a sales representative.   I was drinking from the fire hose.   It was my first sales job and I was learning a new career as well as a … Continue reading

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Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter.

Here’s a link to great blog article from the Harvard Business Review blog, posted today.  I always enjoyed Jim Collins’ books on strategy, and of course, Michael Porter is the marketing strategy god we all read in business school. A … Continue reading

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