Culture

10 Leadership Villains That Will Multiply Your Problems

Ever met one of these villains? They use their super powers to block progress and enable problems. Perhaps you even have a few lurking in your organization. The Avoider Pretends the problem isn’t happening in the hope that it will  go away. The Executioner Uses problems as an opportunity to assert power by blaming others Continue reading 10 Leadership Villains That Will Multiply Your Problems

Dealing With Leadership Debt

Leadership debt. You feel it in the culture. You hear it in the communication. You taste it in the conflict. But even more there this gnawing sense of anxiety. It feels like a void. Like the strands that should be connecting the organization are missing. Every movement is a struggle. Survival mode. Negativity saturates the Continue reading Dealing With Leadership Debt

Leadership ROI

In business, ROI answers the question, “How well has our investment in resources and capital performed over time?” There are many ways to measure the value of an investment depending on the outcome we are seeking. As leaders,  we can apply this idea to influence. Have you stopped to consider the return on your influence? Continue reading Leadership ROI

Pyramids, Circles and Organizational Geometry

Welcome to Organizational Geometry. I was reading a book recently that had nothing to do with business or leadership. In fact, it was related to the Christmas story. The author talked about a shift. A new relationship built on circles instead of pyramids. And that got me thinking about these shapes and how they differ. How Continue reading Pyramids, Circles and Organizational Geometry

Creating the Connection to Intention

Intention speaks softly. Unless we listen, really stop and listen, it will be lost in the noise. Shouted down by our impulsive, learned responses. It is the voice of a wise friend. Calling you to be the person you hoped you could be. The person you can be. Calling you to a bigger story. Intention Continue reading Creating the Connection to Intention