Is your business making it safe for people to succeed?

It’s 8 am Monday morning and George is sitting across the desk from Sue, his CEO. After just six weeks on the job, George saw a way to streamline a process, to make work easier for people on his team, not to mention save the company time and money. He couldn’t wait to share his [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:21:45+00:00 January 28th, 2018|business, consciousness, corporate culture, leadership, management|2 Comments

Is your company telling the right stories?

The stories businesses tell affect their ability to succeed You’ve probably heard about the time JFK visited the NASA Space Center in 1962. While touring the facility, he stopped to greet a man who was sweeping the floors. Kennedy asked the man what he did there. The man replied, “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping put a [...]

The Power of Planning

The leadership team in a manufacturing company had a problem. Their global organization had them communicating across cultures, hierarchies and time zones. The result: breakdowns. To help them grasp the complexity of long-distance communication, I divided them into pairs with matching sets of building blocks. Their job was to sit back-to-back and create two identical [...]

By | 2017-09-23T00:01:55+00:00 January 13th, 2017|business, communication, leadership, management, planning|0 Comments

Got Your French Press Leadership?

Pam, a former client who is a leader in a large nonprofit here in Southern California, has a role that requires that she travel. A lot. She considers herself good at it. She may not quite be at the level of the George Clooney character in Up in the Air; still, her carry on suitcase is [...]

By | 2017-06-15T16:31:22+00:00 September 8th, 2016|business, consciousness, corporate, energy, leadership|0 Comments

How Much Leadership And Management Debt Is Your Business Carrying?

Businessman trapped under a dollar sign --- Image by © Beau Lark/Corbis "Technical debt," refers to the extra development work that is inevitable when code that is easy to implement in the short run is used instead of applying the best overall solution. Developers can predict that they will have to repay that debt — potentially with steep "interest"— at some point in [...]

By | 2017-06-15T16:24:39+00:00 September 6th, 2016|business, corporate, leadership|0 Comments