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The high school senior defensive back reflected on his coach’s welcoming pep talk as he gathers his team each year. “He tells us how much we mean to him”, said Bo Wells. According to David Barron, the sports writer who penned the profile of coach Tom Nolen, what Bo Wells said next should perk [...]
People choose to perform. Or not. In our first two installments I posted that their decision is influenced by two factors … “is it worth it?” And “can I do it?”. In this final discussion you will see …
In most cases senior leadership in business sees the horizon … the big picture … and all of the macro elements that intersect or impinge on their vision. The journey toward their destination may involve a five-year plan with goals. This second installment will make a case for the role of leadership in inspiring high-performance cultures by setting expectations for their people.
If my model for effective leadership requires a balance between strategy and humanity, then what are the key elements of humanity for high-performing culture? And what are the roles of senior leadership to manifest that high performance?
There was a post recently in the online HBR blog digest about the reluctance of some companies to share communication ownership with employees
This is one of those well-traveled feel-good emails that causes you to think … or more often, makes you grateful. This one is really about unconditional love and it made me reflect about the power of unconditional love and forgiveness at work.
Tradition has a place in our culture structure. Yes tradition is about looking back, but it opens up the opportunity for leaders to celebrate the best examples of success.
I was thinking about “pay” in the context of compensation in the workplace, but after jotting down that title phrase to this post I wondered about the origin.
This past Memorial Day weekend we remembered the sacrifices of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines – who gave their lives fighting for causes beyond their own. History decides that “rightness” of each cause, but in general, there should never be a question that our motive at the time, as a country, was the defeat of [...]
There is a under tone of whispering in the work place today that as soon as the economy turns …