A Question of Loyalty

A Question of Loyalty

I was consulting with a significant part of a large aerospace company. I was interviewing a very senior vice president. He was complaining about how hard it had become holding on to top employees. Of particular concern to him was what he saw as the lack of loyalty of...
Alone Does Not Mean Lonely

Alone Does Not Mean Lonely

The holidays are done. Christmas and New Year’s Day having followed Thanksgiving less than a month before. Times to be with family and those you’re close to. But for me, I’ll dined alone. I’ve had folks tell me how sorry they were that I was alone. Others would...
Creating Safe Teams

Creating Safe Teams

An important key to having great teams and organizations is their sense of safety. Their members do not fear censure should their all-too-human egos and emotions become evident. They feel free to speak, to dissent, to be radical, and even outlandish. This freedom is...