Work Culture

A Balanced Scorecard for Leaders

“Results aren’t everything they’re the only thing.” – Some CEO The prevailing logic is that leaders are responsible for results. Therefore we should evaluate leaders as follows: Good results = good leader Average results = average leader Bad results = bad leader Simple and straightforward. But not very accurate. Good leaders will sometimes fail. Bad Continue reading A Balanced Scorecard for Leaders

Breaking the Illusion of Change

We know this isn’t working. The signals are clear. So… We talk about change. Worry about change. Argue about change. Learn about change. Plan to change. Soon. Yet, months, even years pass with no real change. We beat our chests and pound on conference room tables. So much activity and so little progress. “…full of sound Continue reading Breaking the Illusion of Change

For I Also am a Steward

“The rule of no realm is mine, neither of Gondor nor any other, great or small. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, those are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail of my task, though Gondor should perish, if anything passes through this night Continue reading For I Also am a Steward

A Leader’s Relationship to Truth

Ever notice the word truth is often introduced by a negative versus positive modifier? The inconvenient truth. The shocking truth. The ugly truth. Why is it that so often the truth surprises us? And not in a good way. Truth is an elusive journey and an unavoidable destination. Eventually, we all arrive at the same place. Continue reading A Leader’s Relationship to Truth

Hide and Seek

“Being solid and predictable makes it safe for people to work together, to take risks, and to expose themselves even when the rest of their lives are filled with complexity and chaos”.  ~ Robert Rosen Like most kids, I learned to play Hide & Seek. It was always less stressful to be the person hiding than Continue reading Hide and Seek