Category: Leadership

Seven Areas for Changing an Organization’s Culture

Changing the culture of an organization or the norms of a team is not easy. Any organization’s culture not only resist change, but seduce those who would change the culture into behaving in accord with the current one. Here are seven focal areas of organization and group life that will make a difference. They are… Focus Area Change Strategy     1. Goals and … Read More Seven Areas for Changing an Organization’s Culture

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An Outline for Systemic Strategic Planning

A good strategic plan serves as the focal point for how an organization manages itself and business as it moves toward both long and short-range success. It provides… Direction for aligning an organization’s staff and activities Criteria for organizational decision-making. All decisions should support some portion of the plan. Too many strategic plans, however, languish in desk drawers never to be implemented. Avoid such … Read More An Outline for Systemic Strategic Planning

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Leadership = Some Place to Go and People Willing to Follow

Great leaders are going someplace extraordinary and lots of people follow them! Leaders in most organizations know where they want to go. Keeping followers aligned and in sync to get there, however, can be frustrating. Here are seven areas to turn that frustration into excitement. All of the questions are born from the two primary aspects of leadership: They have some place to go, and they have people following them!

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Quick and Easy Consensus Decision-Making

People think consensus takes forever, but it can be quick and easy/

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Two Ways to Create Safe Teams and Organizations

An important key to having great teams and organizations is their sense of safety. Their members feel free to speak, to dissent, to be radical, and even outlandish. This freedom is key to having high levels of productivity, engagement, and creativity. In so many organizations and teams such freedom has been stifled. Cultures and norms of group think, submissiveness, and ennui develop when team … Read More Two Ways to Create Safe Teams and Organizations