The Surprising Secret Behind Successful Job Performance is….

This week’s blogpost focuses on a skill that is the most critical driver of overall performance.  Can you guess? According to Marcel Schwantes in an Inc. magazine article of 1/31/17, this skill would not only help you be aware of and even experience the thoughts and feelings of others—it would even help you have successful […]

Leadership Lessons from Your Dog—Really!

I’ve chosen to feature an entire post borrowed from Willie Pieterson, Professor of Management at Columbia Business School and former CEO of several multibillion dollar businesses. The six lessons abound with insightful, focused wisdom for leaders. Consider this as you make an inventory of what’s made your year as a leader effective… “Margaret Wheatley, the […]

A Healthy Culture Begins With You

I recently heard a talk on “Health Cells and Healthy Cultures” by Judith Glaser, author, executive coach and organizational anthropologist.  Judith’s core message is that cultures are determined by relationships and relationships come from conversations. Therefore, having healthy conversations can literally change the DNA of an organizational culture.  I couldn’t agree more.  I appreciate her […]

What’s in Your Company’s Culture Cup?

What is Culture? Culture: n. “The total ideas, beliefs, values and knowledge which constitute the shared basis of social action”, “the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people which are transmitted and reinforced by members of the group” – ‘Collins English Dictionary’, (Collins, Corporate culture is in the news again. As […]

Living and Leading Connected

Below is a re-post of my Conscious Shift Magazine article. What does it mean to be connected as a leader? (Hint: It’s not about the Wi-Fi)! According to the dictionary, to connect is to “bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established.” What may be surprising is how vitally […]